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Arduino Nicla Vision Cloud Compatible Board Meant For Home And Industrial Automation Projects

Written by Stephen Vicinanza

Nicla Vision is a cloud-compatible embedded board by Arduino. The board was designed with home and professional smart projects in mind. Because it is an IoT cloud-compatible board it can connect devices, visualize, and share your projects from anywhere.

Nicla Vision board combines a STM32H747AII6 Dual ARM Cortex M7/M4 IC processor with a tiny 2-megapixel camera with support for TinyML, a smart 6-axis motion-sensor, a built-in microphone, and a distance sensor.

The Nicla Vision is compatible with all Arduino Portenta and MKR products, integrates with OpenMV, supports MicroPython, and also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. The form factor is 22.86 x 22.86 mm and fits into many scenarios. The board draws so little energy can be powered by a battery.

This makes the unit desirable in prototyping and on-device image processing. The powerful processor makes the Nicla Vision adaptable to machine vision at the edge, for asset tracking, object recognition, and predictive maintenance with greater speed and efficiency.

Some of the long lists of applications for this advanced MV board are checking package labels, in a QA scenario, and making sure PPE is worn correctly. The board is ready to work in AI, to irrigate crops, teaching it to read analog meters.

Nicla Vision recognizes simple gestures at kiosks, understands movements, finds you and recognizes you, and allows computers and smart devices to work with you directly from recognition.

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Specifications

Microcontroller

  • STM32H747AII6 Dual ARM Cortex M7/M4
    • 1 X ARM Cortex M7 core up to 480 MHz
    • 1 x ARM Cortex M4 core up to 240 MHz

I/O connections

  • 1 x I2C bus (with ESLOV connector) JTAG, Power and GPIO pin headers
  • 1 X serial port
  • 1 x SPI
  • 2 X ADC
  • Programmable I/O voltage from 1.8 – 3.3V

Memory

  • 2MB Flash / 1MB RAM
  • 16MB QSPI Flash for storage

Operating Temperature

  • -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to 158°F)

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 (Murata 1DX – LBEESKL1DX-883)

Interface

  • USB interface with debug functionality

Further Information

For the Arduino Nicla Vision datasheet see the Arduino website. The boards are $115.00 plus shipping, in the USA.

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