The Arduino Due is a microcontroller board based on the Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU. It is the first Arduino board based on a 32-bit ARM core microcontroller. It has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 12 can be used as PWM outputs), 12 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports), a 84 MHz clock, an USB OTG capable connection, 2 DAC (digital to analog), 2 TWI, a power jack, an SPI header, a JTAG header, a reset button and an erase button.
Warning: Unlike most Arduino boards, the Arduino Due board runs at 3.3V. The maximum voltage that the I/O pins can tolerate is 3.3V. Applying voltages higher than 3.3V to any I/O pin could damage the board.
The board contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a micro-USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. The Due is compatible with all Arduino shields that work at 3.3V and are compliant with the 1.0 Arduino pinout.
The Due follows the 1.0 pinout:
- TWI: SDA and SCL pins that are near to the AREF pin.
- IOREF: allows an attached shield with the proper configuration to adapt to the voltage provided by the board. This enables shield compatibility with a 3.3V board like the Due and AVR-based boards which operate at 5V.
- An unconnected pin, reserved for future use.
Microcontroller AT91SAM3X8E Operating Voltage 3.3V Input Voltage (recommended) 7-12V Input Voltage (limits) 6-16V Digital I/O Pins 54 (of which 12 provide PWM output) Analog Input Pins 12 Analog Output Pins 2 (DAC) Total DC Output Current on all I/O lines 130 mA DC Current for 3.3V Pin 800 mA DC Current for 5V Pin 800 mA Flash Memory 512 KB all available for the user applications SRAM 96 KB (two banks: 64KB and 32KB) Clock Speed 84 MHz Length 101.52 mm Width 53.3 mm Weight 36 g