Nicla Sense ME

The Nicla Sense ME is a tiny, low-power tool that sets a new standard for intelligent sensing solutions. With the simplicity of integration and scalability of the Arduino ecosystem, the board combines four state-of-the-art sensors from Bosch Sensortec:

  • BHI260AP motion sensor system with integrated AI
  • BMM150 magnetometer
  • BMP390 pressure sensor
  • BME688 4-in-1 gas sensor with AI and integrated high-linearity, as well as high-accuracy pressure, humidity and temperature sensors.

Designed to easily analyze motion and the surrounding environment – hence the “M” and “E” in the name – it measures rotation, acceleration, pressure, humidity, temperature, air quality and CO2 levels by introducing completely new Bosch Sensortec sensors on the market.

Its tiny size and robust design make it suitable for projects that need to combine sensor fusion and AI capabilities on the edge, thanks to a strong computational power and low-consumption combination that can even lead to standalone applications when battery operated.

Part of Arduino Pro’s new Nicla family of modular, intelligent products that are easy to use, cost effective, versatile and accessible, the Sense ME has a new, tiny form factor that is also compatible with the Arduino MKR and Portenta ranges.

  • Tiny size, packed with features
  • Low power consumption
  • Add sensing capabilities to existing projects
  • When battery-powered, becomes a complete standalone board
  • Powerful processor, capable of hosting intelligence on the Edge
  • Measures motion and environmental parameters
  • Robust hardware including industrial-grade sensors with embedded AI
  • BLE connectivity maximizes compatibility with professional and consumer equipment
  • 24/7 always-on sensor data processing at ultra-low power consumption
  • Microcontroller: 64 MHz Arm® Cortex M4 (nRF52832)
  • Sensors: BHI260AP - Self-learning AI smart sensor with integrated accelerometer and gyroscope, BMP390 - Digital pressure sensor, BMM150 - Geomagnetic sensor, BME688 - Digital low power gas, pressure, temperature & humidity sensor with AI
  • I/O: Castellated pins with the following features: 1x I2C bus (with ext. ESLOV connector), 1x serial port, 1x SPI, 2x ADC , programmable I/O voltage from 1.8-3.3V
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 4.2
  • Power: Micro USB (USB-B), Pin Header, 3.7V Li-po battery with Integrated battery charger
  • Memory: 512KB Flash / 64KB RAM, 2MB SPI Flash for storage, 2MB QSPI dedicated for BHI260AP
  • Interface: USB interface with debug functionality
  • Dimensions: 22.86 mm x 22.86 mm
  • Weight: 2g

Nicla Sense ME Product Help and Resources

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.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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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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  • erff / about a month ago / 1

    Is there an updated data sheet with the power consumption numbers filled in rather than "TBC"?

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