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Know The Board Series #02 - Sparkfun Artemis Thingplus

If you are looking for a board that (almost) does it all, look no further! The SparkFun Artemis Thing Plus takes our popular Thing Plus footprint and adds in the powerful Artemis module for ultimate functionality. Fully compatible with SparkFun's Arduino core, the modern USB-C connector makes it easy to program under the Arduino IDE but for more advanced users who prefer to use the power and speed of professional tools, we've also exposed the JTAG connector. To make the Thing Plus even easier to use, we've moved a few pins around to make the board Feather compatible and it utilizes our handy Qwiic Connect System which means no soldering or shields are required to connect it to the rest of your system!

With 1MB flash and 384k RAM you'll have plenty of room for your sketches. The on-board Artemis module runs at 48MHz with a 96MHz turbo mode available and with Bluetooth to boot! We've added a digital MEMS microphone for folks wanting to experiment with always-on voice commands with TensorFlow and machine learning. The addition of the Qwiic connector opens up plug-and-play I2C functionality with our wide array of Qwiic boards.


  • Feather Footprint

  • 1M Flash / 384k RAM

  • 48MHz / 96MHz turbo available

  • 21 GPIO Pins - all interrupt capable

  • 21 PWM Channels

  • Built in BLE radio

  • 8 ADC channels with 14-bit precision

  • 2 I2C buses

  • 1 SPI bus

  • 2 UARTs

  • PDM Digital Microphone

  • I2S Interface

  • Qwiic Connector

My Experience

Even though Sparkfun has released this board in the market, there are many background works to be done. For eg, the BLE library is not fully functionable. There are few restrictions. Sparkfun has said that soon they'll work on it. If you're working on a project that runs Tensorflow lite, I highly recommend this board to you. Feel free to ask me your queries anytime.

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Tharrun Kumar
Tharrun Kumar
Mar 05, 2021

Nice one!! Very insightful!

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