Today we release the latest addition to the Arduino family: the Arduino Due.
This board is based on a powerful 32bit CortexM3 ARM microcontroller made programmable through the familiar Arduino API and its development environment. It’s an important step forward for Arduino as it increases the computing power available to Arduino users keeping the language as compatible as possible so that many programs will be migrated in a matter of minutes.
You can read all about the geeky details on the Arduino Due product page.
There are some things to be considered while approaching this new platform:
- It’s quite new so expect bugs and issues, but the code is in our GitHub repository and we welcome any suggestion or patch.
- The AVR and ARM processors are quite different and a lot of the code that made low level access to the AVR registers won’t run on the new code without some adaptations.
For more detail: Arduino Due Is Finally Here