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RS Components introduces new version of entry-level Arduino Uno WiFi board for IoT projects

Arduino Uno WiFi Rev2 prototyping board packs more processing punch and adds security for wireless communications

LONDON, UK, 8 January, 2019 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has announced availability of a new Arduino board that comes with WiFi wireless networking capability and more processing power than previously available, by integrating a new 8-bit microprocessor from Microchip.

This second version – Rev2 – of the highly popular Arduino Uno WiFi board (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/1763651) is functionally the same as the Arduino Uno Rev3, but also comes with built-in WiFi, enabling easy connection to the Internet, plus the addition of an onboard IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) sensor. The board, which comes in the Uno’s 68.6 x 53.4mm form factor, is based around the new ATmega4809 8-bit processor from Microchip, which in turn integrates 6KB of SRAM and 256 bytes of EEPROM.

The board’s onboard wireless communications SoC module comes with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack for access to WiFi networks and can act as an Internet access point. The module also delivers security for users, as the WiFi connection is secured via the inclusion of a new ECC608 crypto-chip accelerator.

The Uno board has 14 digital input/output pins – with six that can be used as PWM outputs – and six analogue inputs. Other features include a 16MHz ceramic resonator, USB connection, an ICSP header, power jack and reset button. A highly useful feature of the Uno is support for OTA (Over-The-Air) programming, enabling the transfer of Arduino sketches or WiFi firmware.
Offering plug and plug capability, users can be quickly up and running following connection to a computer via a USB cable. The board can also be powered via an AC-DC adapter or battery.

The Arduino Uno WiFi Rev2 board is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components
RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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