Arduino Library – Ethercard

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Driver voor ENC28J60

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Informatie (ENG):

EtherCard is a driver for the ENC28J60 chip, compatible with Arduino IDE. Adapted and extended from code written by Guido Socher and Pascal Stang.

License: GPL2


  • Hardware: This library only supports the ENC28J60 chip.
  • Hardware: Only AVR-based microcontrollers are supported, such as:
    • Arduino Uno
    • Arduino Mega
    • Arduino Leonardo
    • Arduino Nano/Pro/Fio/Pro-mini/LiliPad/Duemilanove
    • Any other Arduino clone using an AVR microcontroller should work
  • Hardware: Non-AVR boards are NOT currently supported (101/Zero/Due) #211
  • Hardware: Depending on the size of the buffer for packets, this library uses about 1k of Arduino RAM. Large strings and other global variables can easily push the limits of smaller microcontrollers.
  • Hardware: This library uses the SPI interface of the microcontroller, and will require at least one dedicated pin for CS, plus the SO, SI, and SCK pins of the SPI interface.
  • Software: Any Arduino IDE >= 1.0.0 should be fine

Library Installation

  1. Download the ZIP file from
  2. Rename the downloaded file to
  3. From the Arduino IDE: Sketch -> Include Library… -> Add .ZIP Library…
  4. Restart the Arduino IDE to see the new “EtherCard” library with examples

See the comments in the example sketches for details about how to try them out.

Physical Installation

PIN Connections (Using Arduino UNO):

PIN Connections using an Arduino Mega

Download ethercard @ github * jcw