The Arduino Nicla Vision

Tuesday 8th March, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*It’s a press release. Also, this seems like an unusual device.

All eyes on Nicla Vision: the new ultra-compact, low-power solution that combines machine vision and edge computing

Analyze and process images on the edge, with Arduino Pro’s new ready-to-use, standalone intelligent camera.

Arduino PRO announces Nicla Vision, the new addition to its Nicla product family, designed to extend the Arduino ecosystem with a range that stands out for its tiny form factor (22.86 x 22.86 mm), computer vision, industrial-grade data sensing and fast deployment capabilities.

Following the groundbreaking introduction of the Nicla Sense ME, which set a whole new standard for intelligent sensing solutions, the Nicla Vision is a ready-to-use camera supporting TinyML, which can function as a standalone device, enabling image processing on the edge for advanced machine vision and edge computing applications.

Powerful and versatile, widely compatible and packed with all the features you need to easily develop and deploy advanced solutions, Nicla Vision is ideal for building automation, industrial automation and prototyping applications.

“The powerful STM32H747AII6 at the heart of Nicla Vision supports exceptional image-processing capabilities through its dual processor, including an Arm® Cortex®-M7 core running at up to 480 MHz and a -M4 core running at up to 240 MHz. We’ve worked with Arduino, an ST Authorized Partner, in their development of a product with the intelligence to process and extract useful information from anything it sees, making it especially suitable for industrial and smart buildings applications,” says Daniel Colonna, Marketing Director, STMicroelectronics Microcontroller Division. In addition, the LSM6DSOX – a 6-axis smart IMU sensor able to sense, think and act – perfectly suits the low power requirements of the board thanks to its unique embedded machine learning core.

Thanks to its 2MP color camera, smart 6-axis motion sensor, integrated microphone and distance sensor, it is suitable for asset tracking, image detection, object recognition and predictive maintenance. It senses and captures data regarding distance, sound, movement and vibration, and allows developers to quickly implement wireless sensor nodes to send collected data to the Arduino Cloud (as well as AWS, Azure, and GCP among others) via integrated WiFi/ Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity.

All in all, Nicla Vision offers a groundbreaking combination of ultra-compact camera, AI and wireless capabilities, for on-device image processing and faster deployment of machine vision at the edge. Whether you need to recognize people and colors, detect gestures or quality criteria, or scan standard codes, Nicla Vision is trained to spot details – so you can focus on the big picture.

Nicla Vision is now available for €95/US$ 115. For more information and complete technical specs, please visit:

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