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About Reference Design Library

Instead of searching many manufacturer sites or calling on companies to find and compare designs, now you can search for designs based on the circuit’s performance using Digi-Key’s Reference Design Library.

The Reference Design Library was created in order to:

  • Save Engineers time
  • Deliver ideas, fast
  • Sift through designs based on performance
  • Provide designs conveniently accompanied by their schematics

Visit often as new designs are being added weekly and improvements will be made based on your constructive feedback.

Newest Designs

Particle Boron: nRF52840 with Mesh Networking and LTE Cellular Modem

Manufacturer: Particle Industries, Inc.

The Boron LTE is a powerful LTE CAT-M1/NB1 enabled development board that can act as either a standalone cellular endpoint or LTE enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Po and deploy your local network in minutes.

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Particle Argon: nRF52840 with Mesh Networking and WiFi

Manufacturer: Particle Industries, Inc.

The Argon is a powerful Wi-Fi enabled development board that can act as either a standalone Wi-Fi endpoint or Wi-Fi enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Po and deploy your local network in minutes.

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72: DC Boarduino (Arduino compatible) Kit (w/ATmega328) - v1.0

Manufacturer: Adafruit Industries LLC

If you've ever struggled to use a solderless breadboard with an Arduino, you understand how frustrating it can be! This clone acts just like an Arduino, and works with the latest Arduino software. For many projects it can even be preferable! The kit includes all parts necessary, the assembly is straightforward and well documented. Since this design doesn't include a USB chip, you'll want an FTDI USB 232-TTL cable or FTDI friend.

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