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Particle Argon - nRF52840 with BLE, Mesh and WiFi

SKU: ADA3997

$52.34 AUD, inc GST
$47.58 AUD, exc GST
Particle Argon - nRF52840 with BLE, Mesh and WiFi

SKU: ADA3997

$52.34 AUD, inc GST
$47.58 AUD, exc GST

Retired Product

Replaced by: CE05372

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This product has been replaced by: CE05372

Woohoo, it's time for a Particle Mesh party! And the Particle Argon is bringing it with a mix of Bluetooth Low Energy, Mesh networking and and Wi-Fi, your two most favorite 2.4GHz wireless protocols. The Argon is a powerful Wi-Fi enabled development kit that can act as either a standalone Wi-Fi endpoint or Wi-Fi enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840, the BLE Cortex M4 with a ton of Flash, RAM and peripherals, including native USB support.

Like all Particle Mesh boards, it even has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Poly battery (not included but we stock lots here at the 'fruit) and deploy your local network in minutes. The Argon is great for connecting existing projects to the Particle Device Cloud or as a gateway to connect an entire group of local endpoints.

You might be looking at this dev board and thinking "Hey wow you know it kinda looks like a Feather!" Well you've won a fabulous prize because it is in fact Feather compatible! Yes, the brilliant engineers at Particle checked out our Feather spec, and made something that is pin compatible so you can use our massive collection of FeatherWings to add more capabilities. (Please note that there may not be Particle Mesh libraries for all the hardware we make, if you're not sure, check with them to see if there's a driver available for their IDE)

All Particle Hardware is designed from the ground up to work with the Device Cloud; a powerful set of tools and infrastructure to build, connect, and manage your IoT fleet. The Device Cloud for Particle Mesh is priced by network. All Particle customers get 10 free micro networks using a Wi-Fi or Ethernet gateway. A micro network is defined as a network with 10 total devices and a single gateway. Please refer to their cloud pricing documentation for more information.

Technical Details

Specs:

  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC
      • ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz
      • 1MB flash, 256KB RAM
      • IEEE 802.15.4-2006: 250 Kbps
      • Bluetooth 5: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 Kbps
      • Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) calculations
      • ARM TrustZone CryptoCell-310 Cryptographic and security module
      • Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
      • NFC-A tag
    • Espressif ESP32-D0WD 2.4G Wi-Fi coprocessor
      • On-board 4MB flash for ESP32
      • 802.11 b/g/n support
      • 802.11 n (2.4 GHz), up to 150 Mbps
    • On-board additional 2MB SPI flash
    • 20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
    • Micro USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
    • Integrated Li-Po charging and battery connector
    • JTAG (SWD) Connector
    • RGB status LED
    • Reset and Mode buttons
    • On-board 2.4GHz PCB antenna for Thread/BLE (does not support Wi-Fi)
    • Two U.FL connectors for external antennas (one for Thread/BLE, another for Wi-Fi)
    • Meets the Feather specification in dimensions and pinout
    • FCC, CE and IC certified
    • RoHS compliant (lead-free)

    Peep this link for Particle product troubleshooting

    Product Dimensions: 51.0mm x 23.0mm x 15.5mm / 2.0" x 0.9" x 0.6"

    Product Weight: 8.8g / 0.3oz

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    Documentation and Resources:
    • The Maker Revolution
    • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...

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    We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

    • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
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    • $9.95 for Express Post (Overnight for most of Australia, 2+ days for rural, tracked)
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    Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

    Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
    Adamstown
    NSW, 2289
    Australia

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