The Arduino should be by far one of the most popular chips for creating home projects. And this is surely will be received with considerable enthusiasm, The launch of the Arduino Due, the new and revamped version of the platform of choice for amateur electronics enthusiasts.
According to the press release, the Arduino Due will provide students with "an opportunity to learn how a processor ARM works" more cheaply and more easily than ever. Its retail price will be $ 49, and will begin shipping today.
The breakthrough in this version is that they leave out the 8-bit and 16 MHz, since the new Due Amtel SAM3X8E includes a processor design based on ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit to 84 MHz with in, which the processing speed improvement is evident.
Key features include: USB 2.0 interface at 480 Mb, and that allows the chip to act as a USB Host and connect keyboards, cameras, mice, mobile phones, and so on. Comes with 12 analog inputs and 12-bit high speed for audio and signal processing, and two analog outputs (DAC) high resolution. It also has support for the Android ADK protocol 2012.
from engadget. (see the full press release)