Hey Seeekers,

It’s newproductsTuesday. Today we are excited to release the Seeeduino Cortex-M0+ and the 2.7” Triple-Color E-Ink Shield for Arduino.

Seeeduino Cortex-M0+

2.7” Triple-Color E-Ink Shield for Arduino

Seeeduino Microcontroller Board Series

We introduced the Seeeduino Microcontroller board series with the intention of creating a family of microcontroller boards that supports Arduino IDE and make easy for makers and engineers to start developing projects at a reasonable price. What makes Seeeduino different from Arduino UNO is that they have micro-USB connectors which are universally used and also Grove ports on the board to make them compatible with our Grove ecosystem. If you want to learn more about Grove, please follow here.

Now let’s have a comparison between the various different kinds of Seeeduino boards we have.

So today, a new member gets added to this Seeeduino family and that is the Seeeduino Cortex-M0+.

So, why Seeeduino Cortex-M0+?

The Seeeduino Cortex-M0+ stands out because it features an Atmel SAM D21 which is based on the powerful 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M0+ processor. Also, the SAMD21 is much more powerful than AVR and can achieve many functions and more complex calculations can be done, which cannot be implemented on AVR chips.

Our brand new product line, Seeeduino M0+ is fully compatible with Arduino Zero and we currently have Seeeduino Cortex-M0+ and Seeeduino Lotus Cortex-M0+.  

The Seeeduino Cortex-M0+ has the same header pinout as the Seeeduino Lotus Cortex-M0+, including 14 digital I/O (10 PWM output) and 6 analog I/O. In the meantime, it provides 3 on-board Grove connectors: two I2C and one UART.

Welcome to the future

This is the first development board by Seeed with a USB Type C interface that can power and transmit data. So, this, in turn, enables for reversible connections, higher data transfer rates, and more scalable functions.

Also, we will bring you more development boards with USB Type C in the future, so be prepared for it!

Here is a hardware overview of this board

Also here is a pinout diagram of this board

Seeed Studio E-Ink Series

We have released quite a few E-Ink displays in the past of various sizes, including Grove E-Ink modules, Raspberry Pi E-Ink Hats. These E-Ink displays can also be called as E-paper screens because they just look like text and graphics on real paper!

Compared to traditional LCD displays, E-Ink eliminates the need for backlighting and therefore power consumption is ultra low. And the E-Ink has an extremely wide viewing angle with very high contrast so that it even can be clearly displayed in direct sunlight. On top of that, the E-Ink can display user-set images for a long time(For weeks or even months) without any power supply. What an amazing display!

Now let’s have a comparison between the different types of E-Ink displays we have.

So today, a new member gets added to the E-Ink family and that is the 2.7″ Triple-Color E-Ink Display for Arduino.

This 2.7” Triple-Color E-Ink Display is an Arduino E-Ink display shield, which contains 264×176 pixels, and can display white/black/red for each pixel. This shield communicates with Arduino via the SPI interface and it reserves a Grove I2C interface for use with other modules. With the help of a comparison circuit, the module achieves self-adaption of the 3.3V and 5V voltage system.

Here is a hardware overview of this shield

So that is it for this week’s product release. Hope you all liked our products! Stay tuned for more which will be releasing in the future!

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