Arduino’s Nicla Vision is the most powerful of Arduino’s feature-packed Nicla series. This industrial-grade low-power AI/ML module makes for easy integration and fast prototyping of image, sound, and gesture recognition workloads into a wide variety of applications, thanks to its compact size of just 22.86 x 22.86 mm and compatibility with the familiar Arduino ecosystem, including Arduino IoT Cloud for remote monitoring and control. Key application areas include assembly and packaging, smart building, home automation, industrial, smart agriculture, security, predictive maintenance, and more, with the following sensors onboard:
- 2 MP colour camera
- 6-axis IMU (LSM6DSOX)
- Time of flight (distance) sensor (VL53L1CBV0FY/1)
- Microphone (MP34DT05)
The heart of the Nicla Vision is a MicroPython-capable STMicroelectronics STM32H747AII6 dual-core MCU with an Arm Cortex-M7 core running at up to 480 MHz and an Arm Cortex-M4 core running at up to 240 MHz. These are supported by 2 MB flash and 1 MB RAM with 16 MB QSPI flash for storage. The board’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE (4.2) connectivity is provided by a Murata 1DX – LBEE5KL1DX-883, and an onboard secure element is present in the form of NXP’s SE050C2 cryptographic chip to protect your data.
As well as being easy to integrate into larger projects, the Nicla Vision module can function as a standalone device in -20°C to +70°C conditions and includes a connector for a 3.7-V Li-Po battery, with an on-board battery charging circuit and fuel gauge.
The pinout of this castellated board is as shown in the diagram below:
In addition to a reset button, charging LED, and user RGB LED, users are granted easy access to:
- 1x I2C bus (with ESLOV connector)
- 1x UART interface
- 1x SPI interface
- 7x digital I/Os (with programmable voltage from 1.8-3.3 V)
- 3x ADCs
- A high-speed micro-USB connector (480 Mbps) for power, programming, and debugging
For more information, for example regarding the individual specifications of the onboard sensors, please consult this official datasheet.
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