The Apple A4 discussion kicked off in earnest when Steve Jobs introduced the iPad on January 27. In an infamous series of slides tracing the roots of Apple back to the two Steves in his garage, Jobs introduced the Apple A4 processor that powers the iPad, operating at a clock frequency of 1GHz.
The first question was whether the A4 could be the first offspring spawned by Apple’s April 2008 acquisition of PA Semi. However, it seemed there was not enough time for a brand new design. Jon Stokes provided an interesting early insight into the CPU-GPU combination and the potential role of PA Semi.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.