Arduino MKR FOX 1200 W/O Antenna

Product Code: 2263
by Arduino
£42.98 inc VAT
£35.82 ex VAT
4 in stock.
Arduino MKRFOX1200 has been designed to offer a practical and cost effective solution for makers seeking to add SigFox connectivity to their projects with minimal previous experience in networking.

It is based on the Microchip SAMD21, ATA8520 SigFox module.
Long Battery Life
Can run for over six months on 2 AA 1.5V batteries with typical usage. .
The design includes the ability to power the board using two 1.5V AA or AAA batteries or external 5V. Switching from one source to the other is done automatically.


A good 32-bit computational power similar to the Zero board, the usual rich set of I/O interfaces, low power SigFox communication and the ease of use of the Arduino Software (IDE) for code development and programming. All these features make this board the preferred choice for the emerging IoT battery-powered projects in a compact form factor.

The USB port can be used to supply power (5V) to the board.
The Arduino MKRFOX1200 is able to run with or without the batteries connected and has limited power consumption.
Warning: Unlike most Arduino & Genuino boards, the MKRFOX1200 runs at 3.3V. The maximum voltage that the I/O pins can tolerate is 3.3V. Applying voltages higher than 3.3V to any I/O pin could damage the board. While output to 5V digital devices is possible, bidirectional communication with 5V devices needs proper level shifting.
  • Microcontroller: SAMD21 Cortex-M0+ 32bit low power ARM MCU
  • Board Power Supply (USB/VIN): 5V
  • Supported Batteries(*):2x AA or AAA
  • Circuit Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Digital I/O Pins: 8
  • PWM Pins: 12 (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, A3 - or 18 -, A4 -or 19)
  • UART: 1
  • SPI: 1
  • I2C: 1
  • Analog Input Pins: 7 (ADC 8/10/12 bit)
  • Analog Output Pins: 1 (DAC 10 bit)
  • External Interrupts: 8 (0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, A1 -or 16-, A2 - or 17)
  • DC Current per I/O Pin: 7 mA
  • Flash Memory: 256 KB
  • SRAM: 32KB
  • EEPROM: No
  • Clock Speed: 32.768 kHz (RTC), 48 MHz
  • LED_BUILTIN: 6
  • Antenna power: 2dB
  • Carrier frequency: 868 MHz
  • Working region: EU
  • Length: 67.64mm
  • Width: 25mm
  • Weight: 32g
Coverage

The boards works on EU region. Check the EU coverage on the SigFox website

Data planning

The MKRFox1200 price includes a subscription to the SigFox network for two years. The plan will be automatically activated after the fourth message has been sent. You can send up to 140 messages per day.

Batteries and board LEDs

Battery capacity
The connected batteries must have a nominal voltage of 1.5V
Battery connector
If you want to connect a battery pack (2x AA or AAA) to your MKRFOX1200 use the screw terminal block.
Polarity : as reported on the silk in the bottom of the board, positive pin is the closest to the USB connector

Onboard LED
On MKRFOX1200 the onboard LED is connected to D6 and not D13 as on the other boards. Blink example or other sketcthes that uses pin 13 for onboard LED may need to be changed to work properly.