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M5Core2 is the second generation core device in the M5Stack development kit series, which further enhances the functions of the original generation of cores.
The MCU is an ESP32 model D0WDQ6-V3 and has dual core Xtensa® 32-bit 240Mhz LX6 processors that can be controlled separately. WiFi and Bluetooth are supported as standard and it includes an on board 16MB Flash and 8MB PSRAM, USB TYPE-C interface for charging, downloading of programs and serial communication, a 2.0-inch integrated capacitive touch screen, and a built-in vibration motor.
M5Core2 also features a built-in RTC module which can provide accurate timing. The power supply is managed by an AXP192 power management chip, which can effectively control the power consumption of the base and a built-in green LED power indicator helps to notify the user of battery level. The battery capacity has been upgraded to 390mAh, which can power the core for much longer than the previous model.
The M5Core2 retains the TF-card(microSD) slot and speakers. However, in order to ensure higher quality sound output, the I2S digital audio interface power amplifier chip is used to effectively prevent signal distortion. There are independent power and reset buttons on the left side and bottom of the base.
The 3 icons on the front of the screen are capacitive buttons which are programmable. There is a small expansion board on the back of the base with a 6-axis IMU sensor and microphone. The development platform and programming language supported by M5Stack Core2: Arduino, UIFlow (using Blockly, MicroPython language) No matter what level of your development and programming skills, M5Stack will help You gradually turn your ideas into reality.
Power on: One click the power button on the left
Power off: Long press the left power button for 6 seconds
Reset: Click the RST button on the bottom side
Core2 is adopting AXP192 as power chip. Please initialize the 'mbus' mode per the powering method, as below:
//mbus_mode_t: //kMBusModeOutput：Powered by USB or battery //kMBusModeInput: Powered by external 5V or DC jack M5.begin(bool LCDEnable = true, bool SDEnable = true, bool SerialEnable = true, bool I2CEnable = false, mbus_mode_t mode = kMBusModeOutput);
Before using, please go to
to download the USB driver that matches your operating system, and install it.
Note: Core2 currently has two CP2104/CH9102F A USB chip version, users can install the drivers (
CP210x) that are compatible with two ICs at the same time to ensure that the device drivers work normally.
To stack M5Core2 with M5 modules, you need to remove/eliminate the battery bottom of Core2; If you wish to keep I2S Mic, IMU and Battery functions, a M5GO Bottom2 is required.**The CP2104 chip interface is reserved on the PCB of CORE2 to interface with the lithium battery.
|ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3||240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi, dual mode Bluetooth|
|Input Voltage||5V @ 500mA|
|Interface||TypeC x 1, GROVE(I2C+I/0+UART) x 1|
|IPS LCD Screen||2.0"@320*240 ILI9342C|
|LED||Green power indicator light|
|Button||Power button, RST button, Virtual screen button*3|
|Vibration reminder||Vibration motor|
|I2S Power Amplifier||NS4168|
|USB Chip||CP2104/CH9102F (two chip versions, there is no difference in function and use)|
|TF card slot||16G Max|
|Lithium Battery||390mAh @ 3.7V|
|Antenna||2.4G 3D antenna|
|Operating temperature||0°C to 60°C|
|Base screw specifications||Hexagon socket countersunk head M3|
|Product Size||54 x 54 x 16mm|
|Package Size||75 x 60 x 20mm|
|Case Material||Plastic ( PC )|
EasyLoader is a concise and fast program writer, which has a built-in case program related to the product. It can be burned to the main control by simple steps to perform a series of function verification.
This case will perform hardware running tests for speakers, wifi, buttons, accelerometer, TF-card(microSD), screen, etc.
LCD & TF card
LCD ：320x240 TF card Maximum size 16GB
Mic & NS4168(Speaker)
AXP Power Indicator Light
IMU(3-axis gyroscope & 3-axis accelerometer)
USB to serial chip
Internal I2C connection
Charging current measured value
|charging current||Fully charged current(Power OFF)||Fully charged current(Power ON）|
|8 channels||10 channels||2 channels||2 channels|
For more information about Pin assignment and Pin Remapping, Please refer to ESP32 Datasheet
|Release Date||Product Change||Note:|
|2020.6||Initial public release<||/|
|2021.7||USB Chip changed from CP2104 to CH9102F||The actual delivery has two chip versions, CP2104/CH9102F, and there is no difference in function and use|