Arduino MKR Vidor 4000

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Arduino MKR Vidor 4000
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Getting Started

Looking for a board for a very specific use that Arduino doesn’t make? Or maybe you want a more complex central board, optimized for your particular needs that will interface with all other Arduino boards and devices. The MKR VIDOR 4000 is highly configurable and powerful, and it can perform high-speed digital audio and video processing.

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs
  • Documentation
  • With the MKR VIDOR 4000 you can configure it the way you want; you can essentially create your own controller board. It comes loaded with hardware and potential: an 8 MB SRAM; a 2 MB QSPI Flash chip — 1 MB allocated for user applications; a Micro HDMI connector; an MIPI camera connector; and Wifi & BLE powered by U-BLOX NINA W10 Series. It also includes the classic MKR interface on which all pins are driven both by SAMD21 and FPGA. Plus, it has a Mini PCI Express connector with up to 25 user programmable pins.

    The FPGA contains 16K Logic Elements, 504 KB of embedded RAM, and 56 18x18 bit HW multipliers for high-speed DSP. Each pin can toggle at over 150 MHz and can be configured for functions such as UARTs, (Q)SPI, high resolution/high frequency PWM, quadrature encoder, I2C, I2S, Sigma Delta DAC, etc.

    The on-board FPGA can be also used for high-speed DSP operations for audio and video processing. This board also features a Microchip SAMD21. Communication between FPGA and the SAMD21 is seamless.

    Getting Started

    You can find in the Getting Started section all the information you need to configure your board, use the Arduino Software (IDE), and start tinker with coding and electronics.

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  • FPGA Intel Cyclone 10CL016
    Mini PCI Express port with programmable pins
    Camera connector MIPI camera connector
    Circuit Operating Voltage 3.3V
    Digital I/O Pins 22 headers + 25 Mini PCI Express
    PWM Pins All Pins
    UART Up to 7 (depends on FPGA configuration)
    SPI Up to 7 (depends on FPGA configuration)
    I2C Up to 7 (depends on FPGA configuration)
    Analog Input Pins n/a
    Analog Output Pins n/a
    External Interrupts n/a
    DC Current per I/O Pin 4 or 8 mA
    Flash Memory 2 MB
    SDRAM 8 MB
    EEPROM n/a
    Clock Speed 48 MHz - up to 200 MHz
    Video Output Micro HDMI

    Microcontroller Microchip ATSAMD21 (Arm Cortex-M0+ processor)
    Wi-Fi U-blox Nina-W102
    (VIN) 5V
    Supported Battery(*) Li-Po Single Cell, 3.7V, 700mAh Minimum
    Circuit Operating Voltage 3.3V
    Digital I/O Pins 22
    PWM Pins 12 (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, A3 - or 18 -, A4 -or 19)
    UART 1
    SPI 1
    I2C 1
    Analog Input Pins 7 (ADC 8/10/12 bit)
    Analog Output Pins 1 (DAC 10 bit)
    External Interrupts 8 (0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, A1 -or 16-, A2 - or 17)
    Flash Memory 256 KB
    SRAM 32 KB
    Clock Speed 32.768 kHz (RTC), 48 MHz
    Full-Speed USB Device and Embedded Host Included
    Length 83 mm
    Width 25 mm
    Weight 32 g
  • OSH: Schematics

    The MKR Vidor 4000 is open-source hardware! You can build your own board using the following files:



    Additional I2C Port 

    The MKR Vidor 4000 has an additional connector meant as an extension of the I2C bus. It's a small form factor 5-pin connector with 1.0mm pitch. The mechanical details of the connector can be found in the connector datasheet.  The I2C port in addition to the SDA and SCL signals includes the GND and +5V power rails and a digital pin that might be useful when designing an expansion.  The pinout is shown in the following image: 

    The connector we suggest for this additional I2C Port is the SHR-05V-S-B, also in the picture.

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