Arduino To Release Board Based on Raspberry Pi Silicon

Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect
(Image credit: Arduino)

With the news of the Raspberry Pi Pico still fresh in our minds, we see that Arduino are also releasing their own board, a board that is based upon Raspberry Pi's new RP2040 SoC, as confirmed by Arduino co-founder and chairman Massimo Banzi and CEO Fabio Violante.

Banzi and Violante confirmed in a blog post released just after the official news of the Raspberry Pi Pico broke that Arduino are working on their own version of the Pico. The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect shares a similar form factor to the Raspberry Pi Pico, but it includes extra functionality, chiefly WiFi and Bluetooth along with a 9-axis IMU sensor and microphone.

Arduino also broke the news that they will be porting the Arduino IDE for use with the RP2040 chip. This is welcome news for C/C++ developers and embedded hobbyists alike.

Right now there are no indications of price or release data for the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect  Work on porting the Arduino IDE  is already underway and we can expect something soon.

Les Pounder

Les Pounder is an associate editor at Tom's Hardware. He is a creative technologist and for seven years has created projects to educate and inspire minds both young and old. He has worked with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to write and deliver their teacher training program "Picademy".