Mouser Electronics, announces the availability of the new Intel Quark microcontroller, designed for Internet of Things (IoT) architectures and applications. The Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 is a low-power, battery-operated, 32-bit microcontroller with a more robust instruction set than other entry-level microcontrollers. The device’s technology extends intelligent computing to a new spectrum of data actuation applications and devices that require lower power consumption. The Intel Quark Microcontroller Developer Kit D2000 is designed to help IoT developers navigate the complexities of IoT systems and speed time-to-market for new products and services.
The Intel Quark microcontroller D2000, is optimized for applications that require long battery life, such as wearable sensors and RFID tags. The 32MHz, ultra-low power, 32-bit microcontroller contains 32kBytes of flash and 8kBytes of SRAM and boasts 25 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIOs). Its 19 analog comparators and 19 channels for analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) make it easy to connect to transducers and radio frequency (RF) front ends, and the serial peripheral interfaces allow for seamless connection with popular sensors, radios, memories, digital signal processors (DSPs), and application processors. The D2000 features two PWM channels, an extended operating temperature range (-40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius), an operating range of 2.0 – 3.3 VDC, and comes with a full Intel x86 instruction set architecture for compatibility and scalability.
The Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 is interoperable with other Intel-based systems—simplifying integration of edge products in end-to-end IoT architectures. More can be handled at the device level, reducing the need for more costly and potentially unnecessary gateways, depending on the application. It is ideal for smart tags and readers, sensor and device controllers, display controllers, and motor controllers.