Arduino is about to release its own board based upon Raspberry Pi‘s new RP2040 SoC, as addressed by its co-founder and chairman Massimo Banzi and CEO Fabio Violante.
Both confirmed in a blog, (just after the official news of Raspberry Pi Pico broke) that the company is working on their own version of Pi’s Pico. Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect has a similar form factor to Raspberry Pi Pico but has extra functionalities like WiFi and Bluetooth along with a 9-axis IMU sensor and microphone.
They also told that they will port the Ardunio IDE, command-line tool, and thousands of libraries to use with the RP2040 chip. Which is good news for C/C++ developers and embedded hobbyists.
As of writing there is no indications of price or release date for the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect Work.