Ethernet Shield 2 makes it easy to connect your Arduino to the Internet in a few minutes. Simply plug your module into your Arduino, connect a RJ45 cable (not included) and follow the few steps in the guide (see tutorial section) to start controlling your environment from the Internet. As is always the case with Arduino, every element of the platform (hardware, software, documentation) is freely accessible in open-source. This means that you can learn exactly how the board is made to design your own Arduino boards.
The Ethernet Shield 2 is based on the Wiznet W5500 Ethernet chipset. You can find the data sheet here.
The Wiznet W5500 offers a network battery (IP) supporting TCP and UDP. It supports up to 8 simultaneous socket connections. Uses the Ethernet library (version 2) to develop sketches that connect to the Internet using this shield. The Ethernet Shield 2 connects to the Arduino board using stacking header already welded on the board. This allows you to stack your other shields above the Ethernet Shield 2.
The shield has a standard RJ45 Ethernet connector. An Arduino is needed to use this shield. Arduino not included.
- Dimensions: 73mm x 54mm x 17mm
- Weight: 26g
- Requires an Arduino board (not included)
- Operating voltage: 5V (supplied by the Arduino board)
- Ethernet controller: W5500 (32 Kb buffer memory)
- Connection speed: 10/100Mb
- Connection with Arduino via the SPI port
- Wiznet W5500 data sheet (pdf)
- Diagram of the board (pdf, Arduino)
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