RedBoard Turbo

Sparkfun's SAMD21 development board is programmable with Arduino, CircuitPython, or MakeCode

Image of Sparkfun's RedBoard TurboAt its heart, the SparkFun RedBoard Turbo uses the ATSAMD21G18 MCU, which is an Arm® Cortex® M0+ 32-bit microcontroller that can run up to 48 MHz. With an impressive 4 MB of external Flash memory and a UF2 (USB flashing format) bootloader, the RedBoard Turbo provides an economical and easy to use development platform with more power and versatility than the classic RedBoard.

The SparkFun RedBoard Turbo is equipped with a USB interface for programming and power, a Qwiic expansion connector, an RTC crystal, a WS2812-based addressable RGB LED, a 600 mA 3.3 V regulator, and a variety of other components. The RedBoard Turbo may be powered via the micro-B port, through the 5 V tolerant barrel jack, or with a LiPo battery using the onboard battery connector (for a single-cell 3.7 V to 4.2 V lithium-polymer battery). The MCP73831's charge current is configured by a resistor value between 66 kΩ and 2 kΩ, to charge the battery at a rate between 15 mA and 500 mA, respectively. By default, the board is configured to charge the battery at around 250 mA. The board layout meets the Arduino 1.0 footprint standard, including a separate SPI header and additional I2C header.

The RedBoard Turbo can even be flashed over the mass storage class (MSC) just like a removable flash drive, thanks to the UF2 bootloader. With this bootloader, the RedBoard Turbo enumerates as a USB storage device without having to install drivers. When using the Arduino IDE, users will need to select the correct port to program the board but can just as easily use another programming language such as CircuitPython or MakeCode.

Features
  • ATSAMD21G18 32-bit/48 MHz Arm Cortex-M0+
  • 4 MB Flash memory
  • 32 KB SRAM
  • 32 KB of EEPROM (emulated in Flash)
  • 26 GPIO count
  • 14 ADC channels at 12-bit resolution
  • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters (ADC and DAC)
  • VIN: 4.2 V to 6.0 V for charger, otherwise 3.5 V to 6.0 V
  • VBATT: 3.7 V Lipo
  • VCC: 600 mA at 3.3 V
  • Arduino R3 layout
  • Integrated USB controller
  • RGB LED
  • UF2 bootloader
  • Qwiic connector

RedBoard Turbo

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
REDBOARD TURBO ATSAMD21G18 EVALDEV-14812REDBOARD TURBO ATSAMD21G18 EVAL45 - ImmediateView Details

Qwiic Expansion Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
DIFFERENTIAL I2C BREAKOUT PCA961BOB-14589DIFFERENTIAL I2C BREAKOUT PCA961238 - ImmediateView Details
TRIPLE AXIS MAGNETOMETER BREAKOUSEN-14571TRIPLE AXIS MAGNETOMETER BREAKOU88 - ImmediateView Details
PSOC PIONEER IOT ADD-ON SHIELDDEV-14531PSOC PIONEER IOT ADD-ON SHIELD99 - ImmediateView Details
ARRAY BREAKOUT 55 FOV MLX90640SEN-14844ARRAY BREAKOUT 55 FOV MLX9064029 - ImmediateView Details
VR IMU BREAKOUT BNO080 QWIICSEN-14686VR IMU BREAKOUT BNO080 QWIIC84 - ImmediateView Details

ATSAMD21G18 MCU

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48QFNATSAMD21G18A-MUIC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48QFN4173 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48QFNATSAMD21G18A-MUTIC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48QFN5838 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48TQFPATSAMD21G18A-AUIC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48TQFP2920 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48TQFPATSAMD21G18A-AUTIC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48TQFP18325 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48QFNATSAMD21G18A-MFIC MCU 32BIT 256KB FLASH 48QFN2228 - ImmediateView Details

MCP73831 Charge Controller

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC CONTROLLR LI-ION 4.2V SOT23-5MCP73831T-2ATI/OTIC CONTROLLR LI-ION 4.2V SOT23-519994 - ImmediateView Details
IC CONTROLLR LI-ION 4.2V SOT23-5MCP73831T-2ACI/OTIC CONTROLLR LI-ION 4.2V SOT23-534506 - ImmediateView Details
IC CONTROLLR LI-ION 4.2V SOT23-5MCP73831T-2DCI/OTIC CONTROLLR LI-ION 4.2V SOT23-58990 - ImmediateView Details
IC CONTROLLER LI-ION 4.50V 8DFNMCP73831T-5ACI/MCIC CONTROLLER LI-ION 4.50V 8DFN3300 - ImmediateView Details
IC CONTRLR LI-ION 4.40V SOT23-5MCP73831T-4ADI/OTIC CONTRLR LI-ION 4.40V SOT23-52834 - ImmediateView Details

Classic 8-bit RedBoard

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
REDBOARD ATMEGA328 EVAL BRDDEV-13975REDBOARD ATMEGA328 EVAL BRD139 - ImmediateView Details
REDBOARD QWIIC ATMEGA328 EVAL BDDEV-15123REDBOARD QWIIC ATMEGA328 EVAL BD78 - ImmediateView Details
REDBOARD ATMEGA328 EVAL BRDDEV-14525REDBOARD ATMEGA328 EVAL BRD179 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2019-03-04