ATMEGA2560-16AU Footprint, Parameters and Application

15 September 2023

Ⅰ. What is ATMEGA2560-16AU?


ATMEGA2560-16AU is a powerful MCU microcontroller produced by Microchip Corporation of the United States. It uses the AVR CPU core, combined with a rich instruction set and 32 general-purpose working registers. By executing powerful instructions in a single clock cycle, it is able to achieve throughput close to 1MIPS/hertz, which allows system designers to optimize between processing speed and energy consumption.

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Ⅱ. 3D Model and footprint


Ⅲ. Technical parameters


Ⅳ. Features of ATMEGA2560-16AU

First of all, the system uses an advanced RISC architecture, which can provide 135 powerful instructions, most of which can be completed in just one clock cycle. In addition, the system also has 32x8 general-purpose working registers and is capable of completely static operation. When operating at 16 MHz, its throughput can be as high as 16 MHz. The chip also integrates two cycle multipliers and high-endurance non-volatile memory segments.

Secondly, ATMEGA2560-16 AU implements real-time writing and reading functions and has a program locking function, thus ensuring the security of the system. It also has the option of 64 KB of external storage, which improves battery life.

In addition, ATMEGA2560-16 AU also has a large-capacity flash memory of up to 256 Kbytes for system self-programming. In addition, its EEPROM capacity is 4,000 bits and SRAM capacity is 8,000 bits. As for preserving data, at temperatures of 85°C and 100°C, the storage times are 20 years and 100 years respectively. The chip also features an optional boot code section with independent lock bits and supports on-chip booting during system programming.

In addition to its powerful performance and storage capabilities, ATMEGA2560-16AU also has rich peripheral interfaces and functional modules, providing developers with a wide range of application expansion possibilities. It includes multiple UART, SPI and I2C interfaces to facilitate data exchange and communication with other external devices.

Finally, the microcontroller also supports functional modules such as PWM output, analog input and output, timers and counters, which facilitates the connection and control of various sensors and peripherals.

Ⅴ. Application of ATMEGA2560-16AU

• Multimedia applications

• Clocks and timing

• Sensing and instrumentation

• Portable devices

• Wireless communication

• Motor drives (stepper motors, DC motors)

• Embedded design and development

• Imaging equipment (cameras, scanners and medical imaging equipment)

Ⅵ. Package of ATMEGA2560-16AU


Ⅶ. What is the use of ATMEGA2560?

ATMEGA2560 is a microcontroller based on the AVR RISC architecture, which is popular for its powerful instruction execution capabilities and single-cycle clock cycle. As the main microcontroller of Arduino Mega 2560, it is widely used in various projects and devices that require low power consumption and high performance. Due to its excellent performance, the ATMEGA2560 microcontroller is able to achieve a good balance between power consumption and processing speed, making it the first choice of many developers.

Ⅷ. Why does ATMEGA2560-16AU not work properly?

ATMEGA2560-16 AU does not function correctly for the following reasons:

• The power supply is unstable or faulty;

• Incorrect or erroneous programming settings;

• Affected by environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, pressure, light);

• There is a partial component failure (such as sensor, drive device, or circuit board);

• Mechanical failure: Mechanical factors such as vibration, impact or wear may cause components to malfunction or become loose, thus affecting the normal operation of ATMEGA2560-16AU.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the IC equivalent of ATMEGA2560-16AU?

The equivalent of LM741CN is ATMEGA1280-16AU, ATMEGA1280V-8AU and ATMEGA2560V-8AU.

2. What is ATMEGA2560 microcontroller?

ATMEGA2560 , commonly found in the Arduino Mega 2560 as its main microcontroller. It's an AVR RISC-based microcontroller that executes powerful instructions in a single clock cycle. This allows it to strike a fine balance between power consumption and processing speed.

3. Is ATMEGA2560 a low power CMOS?

ATMEGA2560-16AU is a low power CMOS 8 bit microcontroller based on the AVR enhanced RISC architecture. By executing powerful instructions in a single clock cycle, the ATMEGA2560-16AU achieves throughputs approaching 1MIPS per MHz allowing the system designer to optimise power consumption versus processing speed.