Particle Boron

The Particle Boron The Boron is a powerful LTE CAT-M1/2G/3G enabled development kit that supports cellular networks and Bluetooth LE (BLE). It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and u-blox SARA coprocessor.

Interfaces

Interface Hardware Supported TinyGo Support
GPIO YES YES
UART YES YES
SPI YES YES
I2C YES YES
ADC YES YES
PWM YES YES
Bluetooth YES Not yet

Machine Package Docs

Documentation for the machine package for the Particle Boron

Flashing

OpenOCD

Programs are loaded onto the Particle Boron board using the openocd command line utility program. You must install OpenOCD before you will be able to flash the Particle Boron board with your TinyGo code.

  • Plug your Particle Debugger to Boron’s debugging connector
  • Build and flash your TinyGo program using tinygo flash -target=particle-boron

Notes

You can use the USB port to the Particle Boron as a serial port. UART0 refers to this connection.

Bluetooth support is in development but not yet completed.