This XINO basic is the new "little sister" to the rest of the XINO range. Designed to be the most economic way possible of running an Atmel ATmega 8/168/328 with Arduino shaped plug and play shields.
Gone is the FTDI chip, gone are the voltage regulators, everything that can be saved has been. We have pared an Arduino down to the bare essentials.
The board appeals to either those on a very tight budget or users wishing to make/deploy their existing designs into finished projects without the expense of comitting a full "Arduino".