Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Sony Electronics, to distribute Spresense development boards for edge computing solutions, for a diverse range of implementation areas including artificial intelligence (AI), audio, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Spresense Main Board (U.S. and Japan, Europe, China) is based on the multicore CXD5602 microcontroller with GPS functionality from Sony. The Arduino-compatible development board is a compact, versatile solution that can be used both as a standalone device or with an extension board. The Main Board supports applications such as high-performance drones, time-lapse cameras, and smart speakers. On the other hand, The Extension Board (U.S. and Japan, Europe, China) offers additional features and hardware connectivity, including Arduino Uno-compatible headers, a micro-SD card slot, extra USB port, and 3.5-mm headphone jack.

The Spresense Camera Board extends the functionality of the Main Board with a compact, high-resolution five megapixel camera. The Camera Board uses the ISX012 Image Sensor by Sony, and its onboard encoder supports JPEG, RAW, Y/C, and RGB formats. The Camera Board can be combined with the AI capabilities of the Main Board to offer advanced vision capabilities in IoT devices.

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