Mouser stocks colourful boards and sensor module MS4 dev kits

Mouser is now stocking eight Arduino-compatible What’s Next microcontroller (MCU) boards, including yellow, red, green and orange boards.

For both beginner and advanced users, the entry-level yellow and red boards are based on a Microchip ATmega328 MCU. Each board provides 20 digital input/output (IO) pins (with up to six PWM outputs and six analog inputs) plus UART (with shared USB), TWI, and SPI. Offering an “increase in power and functionality”, the Green board is built using a Microchip ATmega2560 microcontroller with 256 kBytes of flash for larger products like 3D printers and robotics. The most powerful board of the What’s Next line, the Orange microcontroller board, integrates a 32-bit Microchip SAM3X8E microcontroller based on an ArmCortex-M3 processor with 512 kBytes of flash.

Mouser is also now stocking the AmbiMate sensor module MS4 development kits from TE Connectivity (TE). The development kits enable global engineering and development teams to build prototypes and evaluation boards for systems incorporating TE’s AmbiMate MS4 Series sensor modules.

TE’s AmbiMate sensor module MS4 development kits are designed to enable engineers and developers to connect up to seven smart sensors to either a Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards. Users can then start collecting data within 30 minutes, using downloadable code available from TE.

All the kits include sensors for passive infrared (PIR) motion, light, temperature, and humidity, while optional additions include an integrated microphone and sensors for equivalent CO2 (eCO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Bethan Grylls