The Arduino Mega 2560 is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega2560.
It has 54 digital Input/Output (I/O) pins of which 15 can be used as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) outputs, 16 analog inputs, 4 Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter (UARTs) (hardware serial ports), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an In-Circuit Serial Programming (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.
The Arduino Mega 2560 board is compatible with most Arduino shields designed for the Arduino Uno and the former boards Duemilanove or Diecimila.
The Mega 2560 is an update to the Arduino Mega, which it replaces.
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