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Mouser Electronics and What’s Next Sign Global Agreement to Distribute Colorful MCU Boards for Broad Applications

September 19, 2018 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces a distribution agreement with What’s Next, manufacturer of a versatile series of low-cost microcontroller boards. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks eight unique, Arduino-compatible What’s Next microcontroller boards — including the Yellow, Red, Green, and Orange boards — ideal for a wide range of applications, such as electronics instruction, 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT) projects, and robotics.

        For both beginner and advanced users, the entry-level Yellow and Red boards are based on a Microchip ATmega328 microcontroller. 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. The Red board adds an Esperiff ESP8266 Wi-Fi module for designing IoT projects. The self-contained ESP8266 SoC integrates a TCP/IP protocol stack for connecting to a Wi-Fi network or acting as an access point. The Red board also supports over-the-air programming, enabling engineers to wirelessly download sketches and Wi-Fi firmware.

        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 board offers 54 IO pins, including up to 12 PWM and 16 analog inputs, as well as a 16 MHz clock. Green board interfaces include four UART (one shared with USB), TWI, and SPI.

        The most powerful board of the What’s Next line, the Orange microcontroller board integrates a 32-bit Microchip SAM3X8E microcontroller based on an Arm® Cortex®-M3 processor with 512 kBytes of flash. The board supports an operating voltage of 3.3 V and offers 54 digital IO pins (with up to 12 PWM outputs and 12 analog inputs), an 84 MHz clock, and two digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The Orange board provides a greater choice of interfaces, including four UART (one shared with a USB OTG capable connection), two TWI, SPI, and a CAN bus. Additionally the board includes a JTAG interface for direct programming and debugging.

        To learn more about What’s Next boards, visit www.mouser.com/whats-next.

        With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 700 manufacturers. Mouser offers 23 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

About What’s Next

What’s Next is a new take on classic electronic hardware. The company offers a menu of colorful, entry-level microcontroller boards at affordable prices, enabling makers to continue to create the future of possibilities in technology

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