The Teensy is a breadboard-friendly development board with loads of features in a, well, teensy package. The Teensy LC (Low Cost) is a 32 bit microcontroller board that provides you with an uncomplicated option for getting started with the Teensy line of products without breaking the bank!
The Teensy LC comes pre-flashed with a bootloader so you can program it using the on-board USB connection: No external programmer needed! You can program for the Teensy in your favorite program editor using Cor you can install the Teensyduino add-on for the Arduino IDE and write Arduino sketches for Teensy!
The processor on the Teensy also has access to the USB and can emulate any kind of USB device you need it to be, making it great for USB-MIDI and other HID projects. The 32 bit processor brings a few other features to the table as well, such as multiple channels of Direct Memory Access and an I2S digital audio interface! There are also 2 separate interval timers! Also, the Teensy LC can provide system voltage of 3.3V or 5V to other devices at up to 5-20mA.
All of this functionality is jammed into a 1.4 x 0.7 inch board with all headers on a 0.1" grid so you can slap it on a breadboard and get to work! So, what sets the Teensy LC apart from the Teensy 3.1? First off, this version has been streamlined to be as cost effective as possible. Obviously, the LC doesn’t share a lot of power that the 3.1 possesses but by no means does it make the LC a ‘weak’ board! The Teensy LC is equipped with 8kb RAM, 62kb of flash memory, and 27 Digital I/O pins with 13 high res Analog inputs.
Note: The Teensy LC does not come with a USB cable, please check the Recommended Products section below for an appropriate one.
Dimensions: 1.4 x 0.7" (~35 x 18 mm)
- 32 bit ARM Cortex-M0+ 48 MHz CPU
- 62kb Flash Memory, 8kb RAM, 1/8(emu)kb EEPROM
- 13 High Resolution Analog Inputs
- 27 Digital I/O Pins (NOT 5V Tolerant)
- 10 PWM outputs
- 7 Timers for intervals/delays, separate from PWM
- 3 UARTs (serial ports)
- SPI, I2C, & I2S
- I2S (for high quality audio interface)
- 4 Lightweight DMA channels
- Touch Sensor Inputs
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Documentation and Resources:
- Teensy 3.5 & 3.6 Review
When Teensy was first released, it was a revelation to the maker community. It brought together the power of ARM processors and the simplicity that is the Arduino IDE. Building upon that platform, Paul Stoffregen, the man behind PJRC continued to inn...
- USB MIDI With Teensy
If you’re a musician or have had anything to do with the entertainment industry, you may have heard of the term MIDI before. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and was created in the mid-80’s as a way to standardize the ...
- Teensy Boards Compared
Hello everyone, how awesome are the Teensy boards from PJRC? Super awesome. And as with any product that has been around for a few years, and gone through various iterations, there’s now a few different boards to choose from, which can make i...
- Using Teensy with Arduino IDE
If you’ve come looking for how to get your Teensy board up and running using the Arduino IDE, then you’ve come to the right place. Whilst you can use the standard Teensy loader application to flash compiled code directly to your Teensy,...
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