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SparkFun Updates a Basic with the Compact New ESP32 Qwiic Professional Mini IoT Improvement Board



SparkFun has introduced a brand new growth board which places a contemporary twist on a traditional footprint: the ESP32 Qwiic Professional Mini, powered by an Espressif ESP32-PICO-MINI-N8R2 module.

“This tremendous small IoT [Internet of Things] growth board is a implausible choice for many who want an embedded system the place house and weight are restricted,” SparkFun’s Chris McCarty claims of the brand new board. “Better of all, using our helpful Qwiic system, no soldering is required to attach this Professional Mini to the remainder of your system.”

The board is designed to imitate the size of the Arduino Professional Mini and compatibles, although fairly than utilizing an eight-bit AVR microcontroller it packs an Espressif ESP32 module — giving it a 32-bit dual-core Tensilica Xtensa LX6 processor, 520kB of static RAM (SRAM), 2MB of pseudo-static RAM (PSRAM), 8MB of SPI flash, and a further 16kB of SRAM within the on-board real-time clock (RTC).

SparkFun is refreshing a traditional of the compact growth board world with its new ESP32 Qwiic Professional Mini. (📹: SparkFun)

Aimed on the IoT, the brand new board contains single-band IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with knowledge charges as much as 150Mb/s, Bluetooth 4.2 with Bluetooth Low Vitality (BLE), and peripherals together with each analog to digital converter (ADC) and digital to analog converter (DAC), capacitive contact detection, pulse-width modulation, TWAI assist, an Ethernet MAC, and UART, SPI, SDIO, I2C, and I2S buses.

In a last twist on the desk, the board additionally contains Qwiic port for solderless connection to appropriate sensor boards and different add-on {hardware} — positioned at a 90-degree angle to the board itself, in order to not spoil the compact footprint with cabling.

The ESP32 Qwiic Professional Mini is now out there on the SparkFun retailer at $9.95 earlier than quantity pricing; extra info is accessible within the board’s hookup information.

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