Hello everyone and happy Friday! We're kicking off the week with a brand new development kit to make you a pro with the Qwiic Connect System. Following the kit, we have a super small Serial Flash Memory IC that will be perfect with the Qwiic Micro Development Board we released a few weeks ago, as well as a new 2.8Ah LiPo battery pack. Let's dive in!
Looking to get started with the SparkFun Qwiic system? The Qwiic Pro Kit provides you with a RedBoard Turbo, two sensors, two accessory boards and all the cables you need to start utilizing Qwiic and I2C easily. This kit was designed to allow users to get started with Arduino without the need for soldering or breadboarding. Hooking up a handful of inputs and outputs to a RedBoard has never been so easy - use the joystick, accelerometer or proximity sensor, and one small display for outputting text, graphics or even a microPong game!
We've taken the classic, portable, rechargeable lithium ion battery pack and tweaked the design to make it applicable to low-current applications. While similar power banks are typically designed to power off automatically at lower currents, this battery pack will continue to operate if your device is drawing a mere 20mA or more. Just connect your device to the USB-A port on the battery pack and you're good to go! To recharge the battery pack, just plug it into your computer or phone charger using the included USB micro-B cable.
The W25Q32FV (32M-bit) Serial Flash memory provides a storage solution for systems with limited space, pins and power. This small SMD IC series offers flexibility and performance well beyond ordinary Serial Flash devices. They are ideal for code shadowing to RAM, executing code directly from Dual/Quad SPI (XIP), and storing voice, text and data.