Sony’s Spresense development board is planned to start shipping July 31 and you can already now pre-order from the first distributors here. The first batch was sold out the first day but rest assured that we’re working hard to bring in more. In the first phase the distribution is mainly for Japan and US, and more regions will be added to this list on a continuous basis.
Spresense has a very compact form factor and is based on Sony’s power-efficient multicore microcontroller CXD5602. It features an integrated GPS, a 192kHz/24 bit audio codec and amplifier for audio output, as well as support for up to 8 mic input channels. Developers can either use the Arduino IDE or the more advanced NuttX SDK to develop applications in very short time. The Spresense developer web site provides guidance for how to get started.
Come see us and Spresense during the Maker Faire in Tokyo
During the weekend of August 4-5, Sony’s Spresense team will be at the Tokyo Maker Faire to display a long range of inspiring demos that show the extreme versatility and power of Spresense.
We’ll have some of the best demos we showed at the Maker Faire Bay Area back in May along with some new ones including a selfie drone with Spresense camera board, a Sony Walkman cassette player from the 80’s fed with digital music through Spresense, AI based image sensing, hi-res smart speaker system, robotics and more. Our team will also run tutorial sessions for how to get started with Spresense using the Arduino IDE. You’re most welcome to visit us at Sony’s booth number S/02-02.