Arduino Board Timeline

Arduino Board Timeline

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  • 1997 Atmel brings the first AVR microcontroller product to market.
  • 2001 Processing computer language/IDE developed by Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry, at the MIT Media Lab.
  • 2003 Wiring development platform developed by Hernando Barragán at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy.
  • 2003 Wiring ported to Atmel AVR8 processor architecture by Massimo Banzi, David Mellis, and David Cuartielles, again at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy. This becomes a fork of the Wiring project, to be named Arduino.
  • 2005 The first boards in the recognisable Arduino form factor are produced featuring an ATmega8 processor, after a succession of other prototypes.
  • 2006 The Arduino NG gains an ATmega168 processor, featuring 16kB of storage.
  • 2008 The tiny Arduino Nano appears, and the Duemilanove gains an ATmega328 with 32kB of storage.
  • 2010 The ‘classic’ ATmega328 Arduino becomes the Arduino Uno.
  • 2011 The Arduino Leonardo, boasting USB device capability, is launched.
  • 2012 The 32-bit ARM Cortex M3-based Arduino Due is launched.
  • 2013 The Arduino Yún is launched, featuring a MIPS processor and a custom Linux distribution.
  • 2014 Beginning of split between Arduino LLC and Arduino SRL, leading eventually to creation of Genuino brand.
  • 2015 Arduino/Genuino 101 launched, based upon the Intel Curie microcontroller.
  • 2016 Reconciliation and merger between the two rival Arduino companies.
  • 2016 Launch of Arduino MKR1000, featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 and on-board WiFi.

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