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SparkFun Artemis Development Kit

The SparkFun Artemis Development Kit is the latest board to be released around the SparkFun Artemis Module and it allows access to more software development features than previous Artemis based boards. Recommended software used to program the Artemis DK are the Arduino IDE, Arm® Mbed™ OS (Studio and CLI), and AmbiqSDK. An updated USB interface (MKL26Z128VFM4 Arm® Cortex®-M0+ MCU, from NXP) allows the Artemis Dev Kit to act as:

  • Mass Storage Device (MSD): Used to provide drag and drop programming to the Artemis Module.
  • Human Interface Device (HID): Used for the debugging interface to the Artemis Module.
  • Communication Port (COM): Used to provide a serial communication UART between the Artemis and the USB connection (PC).

The Artemis Module provides a Cortex®-M4F with BLE 5.0 running at 48MHz with an available 96MHz turbo mode and power as low as 6uA per MHz (less than 5mW). The SparkFun Artemis Module is fully FCC/IC/CE certified with 1M flash and 384k RAM you'll have plenty of room for your code. The flexibility of the Artemis module starts with our Arduino core. You can program and use the Artemis module just like you would an Uno or any other Arduino. Additional functionality stems from the ability of the Artemis Dev kit to run RTOS such as the Arm Mbed OS, or the AmbiqSDK.

Attached to the "Qwiic" I2C bus, we've added a LIS2DH12TR MEMS accelerometer (for things like gesture recogntion), a digital MEMS microphone, and an edge camera connector for the Himax CMOS imaging camera (not included) to experiment with always-on voice commands, and image recognition with TensorFlow and machine learning. All of the Artemis Development Kit pins are broken out to 0.1" spaced female headers (i.e. connectors). There are also two rows of breakout pins with .1" pitch spacing for headers; and a .08" pitch spacing to clip on IC-hooks, used by most logic analyzers. Additionally the Silk on the back of the Artemis DK acts as a chart to show pins by functionality (peripherals, ADC, PWM, UART0, & UART1) and act as an aid while developing software. The board is powered & programmed via USB-C, and includes a Qwiic connector to make I2C easy and is fully compatible with SparkFun's Arduino core to be programmed under the Arduino IDE. The Artemis DK Kit with Camera is the easiest way to get started with all the accessories you need.

  • Compatible with Arduino, Mbed™ OS, and AmbiqSDK Development Programs
  • Power:
    • 5V Provided Through the USB-C Connector
    • 1.8V, 3.3V, and 5V Available on Power Header
  • Interface Chip (MKL26Z128VFM4 ARM® Cortex®-M0+ MCU):
    • Drag and Drop Programming
    • SWD Interface
    • JTAG Programming PTH
  • Artemis Module:
    • Apollo3 ARM® Cortex®-M4F MCU
    • BLE 5.0 with FCC Certification
    • 24 Breakout I/O Pins
      • Eight 14-bit ADC Pins
      • Eighteen 16-bit PWM Pins
      • Two Independent UART Ports
      • Three Peripheral I2C/SPI Buses
    • JTAG Programming PTH
  • Sensors:
    • 3-axis Accelerometer (LIS2DH12)
    • PDM Microphone (SPH0641LM4H-1)
    • Camera Connector (for the Himax HM01B0 Camera)
  • Qwiic Connector
    • On Primary I2C Bus

SparkFun Artemis Development Kit Product Help and Resources

Using SparkFun Edge Board with Ambiq Apollo3 SDK

March 28, 2019

We will demonstrate how to get started with your SparkFun Edge Board by setting up the toolchain on your computer, examining an example program, and using the serial uploader tool to flash the chip.
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Artemis Development on Arm® Mbed™ OS (Beta)

September 10, 2020

With the latest Artemis DK, board, we now offer full Bluetooth support within the Arduino IDE and development with Mbed™ OS. While we have worked tirelessly to get the Artemis module supported in the next Mbed™ OS release, the next release isn't slated until after the Artemis DK becomes available to the public. Therefore, this post will provide users with a jump start for developing with Mbed™ Studio, prior to the next release (in a beta of sorts), by utilizing our fork of Mbed™ OS.
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Artemis Development with the Arduino IDE

September 10, 2020

This is an in-depth guide on developing in the Arduino IDE for the Artemis module and any Artemis microcontroller development board. Inside, users will find setup instructions and simple examples from blinking an LED and taking ADC measurements; to more complex features like BLE and I2C.
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Getting Started with the Artemis Development Kit

September 10, 2020

This guide covers the general design of the board, the installation of the recommended software used to program the Artemis DK, and some basic examples. For more advanced functionalities, we have separate software development guides for the AmbiqSDK, Arm® Mbed™ OS, and the Arduino IDE platforms that users can reference.

Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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  • Is the SparkFun RedBoard Artemis now compatible with BLE? Are there any examples for it? I would really like to test it out.

    • Hi there, it sounds like you are looking for technical assistance. Please use the link in the banner above, to get started with posting a topic in our forums. Our technical support team will do their best to assist you.

      That being said, the Artemis RedBoard has always had BLE. However, the Arduino core now has full support with the ArduinoBLE library.

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