arduino primo core

etamar gravatar image

asked 2016-09-23 17:14:53 +0100

updated 2016-09-24 16:14:08 +0100

Hello Nordic,

I just read the news from may about the arduino primo and i am really exicted!! I have been tring to decide between arduino due, or some complex ensemble of nrf52 module with DIY circuit im not sure woud've worked.

My only two question before i get to work are:

  • Can I use the nrf52-dk to write a code, later to be programmed to the primo core that will behave the same?

  • Maybe i missed it in the articles, the expected realese date(purchasable), is it about a year from now, or few monthes?

Again, These boards looks great!

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answered 2016-09-26 11:25:02 +0100


We are glad you are exited for the new Arduino Primo.

There are a few differences when it comes to hardware, like number of buttons and LEDs and pins used for these and other things like UART. As long as this is not a problem and you switch the boards file (with the Primo pin defintions) you should be able to program the Primo with the same code as the nRF52 DK. You can use this boards file for the Primo.

For programming the Primo you can either connect the debug out on nRF52 DK to the debug in on Primo as described here, or you can use the on board debugger and openOCD as described here. The on board debugger uses CMSIS-DAP. You can for example configure Keil to use this debugger such that you can flash and start debug session in Keil, similar to what is done here.

The Primo should be available next month.


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Hi, is there any update?

etamar ( 2016-11-09 17:58:32 +0100 )editconvert to answer

Hi, sorry for the late answer and the wrong estimate for when the Primo should be available. It is still unknown exactly when the Primo will be released, but you should expect it to be available early next year.

Ole Bauck ( 2016-12-06 13:31:58 +0100 )editconvert to answer

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