The Arduino Nano 33 BLE and BLE Sense now available!

The Arduino Nano 33 BLE and BLE Sense now available!

New boards come with Arduino programming support - the Core
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The Arduino team announced the wait is over. The Arduino Nano 33 BLE and BLE Sense are both available. The boards have been manufactured, delivered to the warehouses, and will ship starting in mid-August.

These new boards are an exciting addition to our product line — based on the powerful Nordic nRF52840 Bluetooth SoC, a Cortex-M4F Arm processor with advanced Bluetooth capabilities.

Together with the u-blox NINA B306 module, the BLE Sense in particular delivers a lot of value through its impressive array of onboard sensors: a 9-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), temperature, pressure, humidity, light, color, and even gesture sensors, as well as a microphone, that are managed through our specialized libraries.

Full specs of the Nano 33 BLE can be found here: https://store.arduino.cc/nano-33-ble

For the BLE Sense specs you can visit https://store.arduino.cc/nano-33-ble-sense


To coincide with the launch of the boards the team is making the official Arduino programming support for this processor available — in Arduino slang called a “Core.”  

The ArduinoCore-nRF528x-mbedos that you will be able to add to your Arduino IDE is based on the Arm Mbed OS Real-Time Operating System. This addition to the Arduino software stack allows you to take full advantage of a powerful RTOS while using all your existing Arduino programming knowledge. This is a significant advancement for the platform as it opens the door to creating more sophisticated and mission critical applications on the Arduino software framework. 

For a more in-depth discussion about the new Arduino Core, read the blog post written by Martino Facchin. (https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/07/31/why-we-chose-to-build-the-arduino-nano-33-ble-core-on-mbed-os/) Martino is in charge of the firmware development team.

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