Arduino Mega2560 Rev3
Sometimes the Arduino Uno just doesn’t have enough pins to run your project; that is where the Arduino Mega 2560 comes in! Based on the ATMEGA2560 chipset, the Mega has enough to get most projects running; it features more memory, multiple hardware serial ports, 54 digital pins, and 14 analog inputs!
The Mega is programmed using the Arduino IDE software, which is freely available from the Arduino website. The software is used to write code which is then uploaded to the Arduino and stored internally so it can run on its own. The software, documentation, and wide variety of tutorials available make this a great choice for anyone looking to get into the world of programming and electronics.
The board has a single USB “B” port (used to program and power the board) a DC Barrel jack for power (7 – 15VDC input), 54 digital pins capable of being inputs our outputs along with 14 10-bit analog inputs. The Mega 2560 also has 4 hardware serial ports, SPI, and I2C; these are typically used to communicate with other boards, advanced sensors, displays, or wireless modules.
To get the Mega up and running you will need a Windows / Mac / Linux computer with a USB port and the Arduino IDE software installed (Version 1.0 or newer) . To connect the Arduino to your computer a USB “B” cable (USB printer cable) is required.
- Microcontroller: ATmega2560
- Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12VDC
- Digital I/O Pins: 54 (of which 14 provide PWM output)
- DC Current per I/O Pin: 40mA
- Flash Memory: 256 KB of which 8 KB used by bootloader
- EEPROM: 4 KB
- Operating Voltage: 5VDC
- Input Voltage (limits): 6-20VDC
- Analog Input Pins: 16
- DC Current for 3.3V Pin: 50mA
- SRAM: 8 KB
- Clock Speed: 16 MHz
In stock (can be backordered)