Olimex recently debuted a new board for Makers and engineers. Dubbed the Olimexino-NANO, the board is built around Atmel’s ATMega32U4 microcontroller (MCU) with 2.5KB RAM, 32KB flash memory and 1KB EEPROM.
Measuring 30x30mm, the Olimexino-NANO is equipped with a number of connectors for UEXT (RF, Zigbee, Ethernet, RELAY, RGB LED, etc UEXT), microSD and microUSB. There is also a reset button, user button, 2x status LEDs, connector 14 pin (0.05″) and connector 20 pin (0.05″)
“The 14 and 20 pin connectors are used to connect shields to Olimexino-Nano,” the CNXSoftware crew reported. “Shields in development currently include a battery power supply, a breadboard shield and Bluetooth 4.0 BLE shield.”
Production of the Olimexino-Nano is expected to kick off this November.
As previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, Atmel’s low power sipping ATMega32U4 is an 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller (MCU) featuring 32KB self-programming flash program memory, 2.5KB SRAM, 1KB EEPROM, USB 2.0 full-speed/low speed device, 12-channel 10-bit A/D-converter and JTAG interface for on-chip-debug.
The device achieves up to 16 MIPS throughput at 16 MHz. 2.7 – 5.5 volt operation. By executing powerful instructions in a single clock cycle, the device hits throughputs approaching 1 MIPS per MHz, allowing Makers and engineers to optimize power consumption versus processing speed.