Sparkfun launched the MicroMod Interface Ecosystem, a modular ecosystem of interchangeable processors and specialized carrier boards, in late 2020, to provide users with a solder-free rapid prototyping platform aimed at making the transition from prototypes to products easier and faster. The ecosystem has experienced tremendous success with new MicroMod Processor Boards, offering plug and play capability for different processors and MCUs released every now and then. The latest addition to the family is the Sparkfun MicroMod Teensy Processor.
Developed in partnership with PJRC, which owns the Teensy Trademark, the Sparkfun MicroMod Teensy processor, brings the awesome computing power of the NXP iMXRT1062 processor, which we’ve all come to love from the experience with the Teensy 4.0, to the Sparkfun’s Micromod family.
Thanks to the NXP iMXRT1062, the Sparkfun MicroMod Teensy Processor features an ARM Cortex-M7 processor operating at clock speeds up to 600MHz, with 16MB Flash Memory, and 1024K of RAM Memory. To allow full utilization of the huge processing power, the MicroMod Teensy Processor board comes with a total of seven serial UART ports, four I2C buses, two SPI ports, CAN-Bus, 12 GPIO, dedicated digital, analog, and PWM pins, digital audio, and USB Host and Device capability at speeds of up to 480Mbit/s.
Feeling like you’d need more? well, one of the many great things about the iMXRT1062 is that many of its pins support multiple signal types, so you can customize them to meet the needs of your project.
The highlight features and specifications of the Sparkfun MicroMod Teensy Processor are provided below:
- USB Device up to 480Mbit/sec: Capable of enumerating as a USB keyboard, mouse, joystick, MIDI, audio, and more
- USB Host up to 480Mbit/sec: Capable of interfacing to USB flash drives, mice, keyboards, and more
- 7x Serial Ports
- 2x SPI
- 4x I2C Bus
- 1x CAN-Bus
- 1x I2S Digital Audio
- 1x SDIO for SD
- 2x Dedicated Analog Pins (Up to 14 available for use)
- 2x Dedicated PWM Pins (Up to 22 available for use)
Thanks to the M.2 MicroMod connector, users can either choose to use one of the several Sparkfun MicroMod Carrier Boards in the MicroMod ecosystem for their project or design their own carrier board by modifying open-source MicroMod carrier board designs available on SparkFun’s GitHub page.
As tradition with Sparkfun, the MicroMod Teensy Processor is fully open source, and users interested in the design can find the board’s designs and documentation on the project’s GitHub page here. However, for those who are interested in buying, the coin-sized, Teensy processor is available on Sparkfun for $19.95, without shipping.
More information on the Teensy processor, along with usage, and design guides, can be found on the product’s page on Sparkfun’s Website.