Netduino 2

Are you a fan of the Netduino? Are you a .NET developer looking for a capable 32-bit development board? Well we've got good news! Secret Labs have updated their classic Netduino to create: Netduino 2!

Netduino 2 is still the same Arduino shield compatible board you know and love, except faster with more code space. Powered by an STmicro Cortex-M3 microcontroller running at 120MHz, the Netduino 2 packs 192KB of code space and 60KB of RAM. With built-in hardware peripherals like UART, PWM, I2C, 12-bit ADC and DAC, the Netduino 2 is ready to interface with whatever you throw at it. That includes Arduino R3-style shields, since Netduino 2 adds two GPIO over its predecessor.

  • Netduino 2
  • 4 x Sticky Feet
  • 3ft Micro Usb Cable
  • STMicro 32-bit microcontroller
  • Speed: 120MHz, Cortex-M3
  • Code Storage: 192 KB
  • RAM: 60 KB
  • Power LED and User LED
  • Button Acts as reset by default but can be used as input device
  • Vin: 7.5 - 9.0 VDC or USB powered
  • Vout: 5 VDC and 3.3 VDC regulated
  • Max Current: 25 mA per pin
  • GPIO are 3.3V but 5V tolerant

Netduino 2 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.

1 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • Josh_Hawley / about 11 years ago / 2

    The reference manual and datasheet links are broken. Does the 60k ram mean I have a lot of program space, or variable space(like a 60k byte array)?

  • Member #146180 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Great service. You shipped two Netduino2 boards from Boulder Colorado to Christchurch New Zealand over the weekend. (amazing) Within 5 minutes of opening the box, I have it running C# code from Visual Studio10. I have never used this platform before, but no problems at all so far. I might have to try the Plus 2 as well. Cheers GK

  • charredgrass / about 11 years ago / 1

    LOL, the link to the original Netduino just redirects back to this page.

    • the box under the price shows the old one as the 'previous version'. you can find it that way.

  • nmiller014 / about 11 years ago / 1

    The description says "GPIO are 3.3V but 5V tolerant". Is that supposed to say "GPIO are 3.3V OR 5V tolerant"?

    • Member #436039 / about 11 years ago / 1

      No, the pins operate at 3.3V (output and input) but will accept up to 5V input.

  • Thetinkerer / about 11 years ago / 1

    What are these used for over the common UNO?

    • These have more memory and faster speed than the Uno, which can be a big necessity for some projects. Also, some users simply feel more comfortable using .Net for coding.

      • Blacklab1 / about 11 years ago / 1

        Does that mean you can still use the Arduino 1.0 IDE to program this?

        • Aleksandr S. / about 11 years ago / 1

          Microsoft Visual Studio(Express is fine) with .NET Micro Framework is used to program these. See this line of videos:

      • Thetinkerer / about 11 years ago / 1

        Cool, thanks!

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