What's the difference between Arduino Zero and Arduino Zero Pro

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Could someone explain the difference between Arduino Zero from arduino.cc and  Arduino Zero Pro von arduino.org. Hardware and SOftware + IDE

The supplier of the Arduino Zero Pro, Tinkersoup, couldn't tell me

Thanks, Jerry

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Digital #2 and #4 are swapped.  

They have different bootloaders.

 

Zero Pro is now renamed as "M0 Pro" and is available everywhere in the world except for the U.S.  It is supported by IDE v1.7.6 from arduino.org

Zero is only available in the U.S. and is supported by IDE v1.6.5 from arduino.cc

 

As far as I can see,   arduino.org have experience in manufacture but have little idea how to write the software.    arduino.cc have experience in software but do not want to give any help to M0_Pro users.

 

You can simply install the relevant bootloader and alter the "variant.cpp" file (for the different D2 and D4 pin usage).

It should be possible to differentiate between the two boards via separate "Boards.txt" descriptions.

 

Until Tweedledee and Tweedledum resolve their Battle,   the Zero / M0_Pro is completely useless for the general public.

 

David.

 

Last Edited: Mon. Jul 27, 2015 - 09:42 PM
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The arduino.org "M0" does NOT have the mdbug chip.  Both "M0 Pro" and the Arduino.cc "Zero" DO have the mdbug chip.

A bit academic at the moment, since neither camp has an IDE that supports debugging.  A Zero or M0 Pro will talk to Atmel Studio, though.

 

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david.prentice wrote:

Until Tweedledee and Tweedledum resolve their Battle,   the Zero / M0_Pro is completely useless for the general public.

 

David.

ROL repeatedly at your comparison with Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Thanks for your very informative reply - it put me off getting either board, a pity. I also have a bit of prejudice against Arduino

Jerry

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From a practical point of view,   you can experiment / gain experience with Cortex-M0, M0+, M3, M4, M4F with FRDM and NUCLEO boards and still have the convenience of Arduino headers and Shields.

 

The M0_Pro is cheaper now.   But you can still buy 2 or 3 Evaluation boards from ST for the same money.

It is still worthwhile buying an M0_Pro to see how the SAMD21 chips work.

 

If the two children supported each other's hardware,   the punter would be fine.    No,   they both say that they will throw the other's IDE out of the pram.

 

David.

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Surely, you could just forget the "Arduino" part and just use them as a "microcontroller on a board" (which happens to have Arduino-compatible connectors) with Atmel Studio or any other standard IDE?

 

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