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NEW PRODUCT - Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51

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Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is the incredibly tiny yet powerful Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express development board. Featuring the ultra fast ATSAMD51 Cortex M4 processor running at 120 MHz - this microcontroller board is perfect when you want something very compact, with a ton of horsepower and a bunch of pins. 

Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51 from Tronixlabs Australia

This Itsy is like a bullet train, with it's 120MHz Cortex M4 with floating point support and 512KB Flash and 192KB RAM. Your code will zig and zag and zoom, and with a bunch of extra peripherals for support, this will for sure be your favorite new chipset.

The board arrives preloaded with CircuitPython, however you can also use it with the Arduino IDE if required. To learn more about this powerful board and to order, visit the product page

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