The RDBKMEG1 breakout provides a convenient method to connect to and mount an Arduino MEGA2560. When paired with a DIN Rail Mounting Plate such as DINP01-4040B (not included), an Arduino MEGA2560 can easily be mounted on a DIN rail.
After plugging an Arduino MEGA2560 into the pin headers on the bottom side, signals may be conveniently accessed at terminal blocks and/or thru-hole pads. If a shield is needed, it can be plugged into the socket headers on the top side.
A number of convenient design features, such as a prototype area and pads that accommodate a DC-DC converter* for operation from higher supply voltages, facilitate the inclusion of an Arduino MEGA2560 in a variety of projects.
*See app note section for more information. DC-DC converter is not included with RDBKMEG1.
In general, signal connections are self-explanatory. Each signal on the Arduino MEGA2560 headers is brought out to a terminal block position and a plated-thru hole. In addition, the signals are present at socket headers (receptacles) that allow a shield to be installed.
In the case of a few signals (Ground, 5V, and 3.3V), the signals are available at multiple thru-hole locations and terminal block positions.
For the ICSP (2x3) header, the 6 signals connect directly between the 2x3 socket header on the bottom and the 2x3 pin header on the top, providing SPI bus access for shields as well as stand-alone programmers. These 6 signals do not connect anywhere else on the RDBKMEG1 board itself. However, once a MEGA2560 board is installed, these various signals will connect to the expected breakout board access points thru the MEGA2560 board. (Example: Pin 5 on the 2x3 ICSP header is RESET. Once a MEGA2560 is installed, this signal will be connected (thru the MEGA2560) to the RESET signal access points at the terminal block, plated hole, and socket header.)
A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
|Description||Data Sheet||App Note|
|Using a MEGA2560 with higher supply voltage|
|Using locking PCB supports|
Pricing and Ordering
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|RDBKMEG1||Breakout for Arduino MEGA2560 -- 3.5mm term blocks, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, standoffs for mounting||$43.00||$41.00||Yes|
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