Ardunio today announced the Arduino Due, which promises increased performance and faster connectivity thanks to an 84MHz SAM3X8E processor from Atmel that's based on the 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 architecture. The company said the board aims to provide more creative options to users and is ideal for projects that require high computing power.
"The release of the 1.0 Arduino platform in 2011 represented a milestone for Open Source Hardware: after six years of development, Arduino is declared mature and stable," the company said in a release today. "Once this was achieved, the team applied itself to the new version of Arduino designed to provide more creative options to users."
The Arduino Due is priced at $49 and features 512 KB of flash memory, 12 analog inputs (ADC), high-resolution analog outputs (DAC), four high-speed serial communication ports, 70 input/output pins, 12 PWM channels, 2 I2C bus, 12 PWM channels, and an operating voltage of 3.3V.