We are proud to finally have the Genuino boards from the arduino.cc team in stock! Genuino is Arduino.cc’s sister-brand created by Arduino co-founders Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, Tom Igoe, and David Mellis, the Arduino.cc team and community. This brand is used for boards and products sold outside the US.
The Zero is a simple and powerful 32-bit extension of the platform established by the UNO. The Zero board expands the family by providing increased performance, enabling a variety of project opportunities for devices, and acts as a great educational tool for learning about 32-bit application development.
The Zero applications span from smart IoT devices, wearable technology, high-tech automation, to crazy robotics. The board is powered by Atmel’s SAMD21 MCU, which features a 32-bit ARM Cortex® M0+ core. One of its most important features is Atmel’s Embedded Debugger (EDBG), which provides a full debug interface without the need for additional hardware, significantly increasing the ease-of-use for software debugging. EDBG also supports a virtual COM port that can be used for device and bootloader programming.
Warning: Unlike most Arduino & Genuino boards, the Zero runs at 3.3V. The maximum voltage that the I/O pins can tolerate is 3.3V. Applying voltages higher than 3.3V to any I/O pin could damage the board.
The board contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a micro-USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. The Zero is compatible with all the shields that work at 3.3V and are compliant with the 1.0 Arduino pinout.
What is Genuino? Why don't you sell the Arduino-named boards?
The original Arduino team basically split into two last year due to internal conflicts. The two sides are:
- The arduino.cc team with most of the original members and the community support. They hold the Arduino trademark in the USA. In the rest of the world they are now selling the boards with the Genuino name.
- The arduino.org team that used to be the manufacturing company since the begginning of the Arduino project. They hold the Arduino trademark in the EU.
You can read more about it here, here and here. For Månsteri Store this meant that we had to end our distribution agreement with arduino.org, since we were not comfortable at all in continuing with them. Now we have made a new distibution agreement with the arduino.cc/Genuino team.
- Microcontroller: ATSAMD21G18, 32-Bit ARM Cortex M0+
- Operating Voltage: 3.3V
- Digital I/O Pins: 20
- PWM Pins: All but pins 2 and 7
- UART: 2 (Native and Programming)
- Analog Input Pins: 6, 12-bit ADC channels
- Analog Output Pins: 1, 10-bit DAC
- External Interrupts: All pins except pin 4
- DC Current per I/O Pin: 7 mA
- Flash Memory: 256 KB
- SRAM: 32 KB
- EEPROM: None. See documentation
- Clock Speed: 48 MHz