Mega 2560 ATmega 16U2, Arduino Compatiblebrand: SainSmart SKU: 101-52-100
This is the new Arduino compatible Mega 2560. The new ATMega16U2 chip allows for faster transfer rates and more memory. No drivers needed for Linux or Mac
- Two new pins are placed near the RESET pin. One is the IOREF that allow the shields to adapt to the voltage provided from the board. The other is a not connected and is reserved for future purposes
- Works with all existing shields but also compatible with new shields that require the additional pins.
The SainSmart Mega 2560 is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega2560. It has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 14 can be used as PWM outputs), 16 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started.
|Input Voltage (recommended)||7-12V|
|Input Voltage (limits)||6-20V|
|Digital I/O Pins||54 (of which 14 provide PWM output)|
|Analog Input Pins||16|
|DC Current per I/O Pin||40 mA|
|DC Current for 3.3V Pin||50 mA|
|Flash Memory||256 KB of which 8 KB used by bootloader|
WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE
- 1x SainSmart Mega 2560 for Arduino
- 1x Free USB Cable
I prefer the SainSmart Arduino boards (especially this one) over the others I have tried. I have never had an issue with a SainSmart board. I also love the reasonable price for the US stocked units. I have never had to wait long to receive them.
The mega performed flawlessly. I really love it.
A well-built board. I was doing a project on a budget, this definitely is the best component for me. Although it is not an official Arduino board, I still like it as long as it do the trick. And it has been verified that it worked well in my project.