Mouser offering latest Arduino AVR board
Mouser Electronics is stocking the latest Leonardo AVR development board from Arduino.
Arduino Leonardo AVR Development Board is a microcontroller board based on the Atmel ATmega32u4.
“This single processor, controlling both the USB communication and sketches, and helps lower the cost by eliminating the additional processor,” said Gianluca Martino, co-founder of the Arduino Project.
It includes 20 digital IOs, a 16MHz crystal oscillator, a micro USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.
The Leonardo differs from preceding boards in that the ATmega32u4 has built-in USB communication, erasing the need for a secondary processor. This allows the Leonardo to appear to a connected computer as an HID, such as a mouse or keyboard, in addition to a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port.
“Arduino has created a simple, yet powerful development board that is destined to become a favourite for programmers,” said Russell Rasor, Mouser v-p of advanced technology.
“Leonardo combines two functions into a single processor, allowing for greater flexibility in its communication with the computer. It will save design engineers valuable design time and money as it comes with everything ready to support the microcontroller,” said Rasor.