The Arduino 101 development board

Arduino 101 offers the simplicity of your familiar Arduino UNO with faster performance and low power with its Intel Curie module. It has a Bluetooth LE 4.1 and a 6- axis accelerator on a single board. The Curie module contains two tiny cores, an x86 (Quark) and a 32-bit ARC architecture core, both clocked at 32MHz. The Intel toolchain compiles your Arduino sketches optimally across both cores to accomplish the most demanding tasks.

Arduino 101 is the first development board with Intel Curie module which is power efficient. This board is a good entry level board with great performance. The pinout is similar to the Arduino UNO board. It is designed with the collaboration of Intel and Arduino.




Features of Arduino 101

  • Powered by Intel Curie module
  • Low power consumption.
  • Offers Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • Offers onboard Accelerator and gyroscope
  • Simple prototyping board
  • Sketch can use 196 kB out of 384 kB (flash memory) and 24 kB out of 80 kB (SRAM)


Technical specs

Microcontroller Intel Curie
Operating Voltage 3.3V (5V tolerant I/O)
Input Voltage (recommended) 7-12V
Input Voltage (limit) 7-17V
Digital I/O Pins 14 (of which 4 provide PWM output)
PWM Digital I/O Pins 4
Analog Input Pins 6
DC Current per I/O Pin 20 mA
Flash Memory 196 kB
SRAM 24 kB
Clock Speed 32MHz
Features Bluetooth LE, 6-axis accelerometer/gyro
Length 68.6 mm
Width 53.4 mm
Weight 34 gr



Programming can be done with the familiar Arduino software. You need to add Intel Curie Board from the board Manager, after adding you can select Arduino/Genuino 101 from Tools -> Boards and start programming in Arduino IDE.



For people interested in compiling their own firmware here it is available on Intel’s website




Arduino 101 is available in US only, for rest part of the world the same board is known as Genuino 101.


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