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Reimagine everyday products and mission-critical system that can be more securely designed. Upload your projects and land major prizes. 

Tap the on-board Azure Sphere sensors or connect the kit to your own favorite ones. Showcase your secure sensor-rich project and enter to win.

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All the resources you need to get started with your free kit.

Virtual workshop

Online resources

An overview of Microsoft’s highly secured Azure Sphere MCU. Learn how you can use Avnet's Azure Sphere Starter Kits to rapidly prototype your next IoT solution.

Participate in our discussion board, watch our recorded webinars and read up on Getting Started Guides and demos.

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Practice implementing end-to-end IoT security.

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What is the Azure Sphere?

The Azure Sphere is a 3-part solution to create highly-secured, connected MCU powered devices.

Security in the MCU

Security in the OS

Security in the cloud

Secured from the silicon up. This new crossover class of MCUs now combines both real-time and application processors with built-in Microsoft security technology and connectivity.

An OS purpose built for security and agility to create a trustworthy platform for new IoT experiences. A secured OS builds security innovations pioneered in Windows into an HLOS small enough for MCUs.

Protect devices with a cloud built for IoT security. The Azure Sphere Security Service renews device security, identifies emerging threats, and brokers trust among device, cloud, and other endpoints.

Make your existing IoT projects safer and more secure.

Request one of our 20,000 Azure Sphere Development Kits today.

Avnet Azure Sphere Development Kit Specs

View the product page for more details

Carrier Board

  • Two MikroE Click board expansion sockets
  • Grove expansion connector (I2C)
  • Onboard sensors:
  • 3-Axis accelerometer
  • 3-Axis Gyro
  • Temperature
  • Pressure/Barometric
  • Ambient Light
  • Interface for optional OLED 128x64 display
  • USB Interface
  • Supports debug, service & recovery
  • UARTs, and JTAG
  • User pushbutton switches and LEDs
  • 5V to 3.3V Power regulation
  • DC Supply Input: 
  • USB 5V from the host computer
  • Terminal footprints for external 5V DC and VBAT supplies 
Top view of Avnet's Microsoft Azure Sphere board

Azure Sphere Module

  • Arm Cortex-A7 application processor SoC
  • 3x ISU interfaces configured for UART, SPI, I2C 
  • ADC/GPIO: 3x 12-bit ADC inputs (or 3 GPIOs) 
  • PWM/GPIO: 9x PWM outputs (or up to 24 GPIOs)
  • RTC (requires VBAT supply)
  • Dual-band 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Dual-band 2.4/5GHz chip antenna
Azure Sphere module next to a quarter, which both are the same height.

Compatible with Mikroe Click Boards™

Easily expand the capabilities of your Azure Sphere kit. Learn how to implement Mikroe Click Boards™ with your Azure Sphere kit here.

Mikroe UV click board
DC Motor 3 Click by Mikroe
OLED B click display by Mikroe

UV Click

DC Motor 3 Click

OLED B Click Display

Warns you of excesive ultraviolet radiation levels.

Add-on board capable of outputting currents of up to 3.5 A with 30V, making it suitable for high-power motors.

Carries a 96 x 39px blue monochrome passive matrix OLED display.

 BLE 3 Click by Mikroe
Mikroe UV click board
4X4 RGB Click by Mikroe

BLE 3 Click

NFC Click

4X4 RGB Click

Adds Bluetooth Low Energy to your project. It also comes with an integrated antenna mounted on the PCB.

Add contactless payment systems, electronic ticketing, smartcards and more to your project.

Matrix of 16 "intelligent" RGB elements, forming a 4x4 display screen.

Solar Energy Click by Mikroe
Relay Click by Mikroe
Heart Rate 4 Click by Mikroe

Solar Energy Click

Relay Click

Heart Rate 4 Click

An all-in-one battery charger and solar energy harvester.

Can control power to small home appliances, lights, or power on the entire embedded system.

Carries a high-sensitivity pulse oximeter and heart-rate sensor.

Air Quality 2 Click by Mikroe
Ethernet Click by Mikroe
Touchkey 2 Click by Mikroe

Air Quality 2 Click

ETH Click

Touchkey 2 Click

Measures VOC levels and provides CO2 equivalent and TVOC equivalent predictions.

Features a 28-pin, 10BASE-T stand alone Ethernet Controller.

Contains four capacitive pads powered by Microchip's ATtiny817.

Haptic Click by Mikroe
Charger Click by Mikroe
DIGI POT 2 Click by Mikroe

Haptic Click

Charger Click

DIGI POT 2 Click

Carries DRV2605, a Haptic Driver for ERM and LRA vibration motors.

Carries both a battery charger controller and a battery charge monitor, along with a battery connector. 

Add-on board with a single channel digital potentiometer TPL0501 with 256 wiper positions.

Future-proof your IoT products with three layers of security.

Request one of our 20,000 Azure Sphere Development Kits today.

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