The open-source Arduino IDE Software makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. This software can be used with any Arduino board.
Arduino is a cross-platform IDE that works in conjunction with an Arduino controller in order to write, compile and upload code to the board. The software provides support for a wide array of Arduino boards, including Arduino Uno, Nano, Mega, Esplora, Ethernet, Fio, Pro or Pro Mini, as well as LilyPad Arduino.
The universal languages for Arduino are C and C++, thus the software is fit for professionals who are familiar with these two. Features such as syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, and brace matching make it a modern alternative to other IDEs.
All of its features are hosted inside a few buttons and menus that are easy to navigate and understand, especially for professional programmers. Also, the built-in collection of examples might be of great help for Arduino’s first-timers. Provided that you’ve connected the Arduino board to the computer and installed all the necessary drivers, one of the first steps we see fit is to choose the model you’ll be working with using the Tools menu of the application.
Most intriguing features are:
- Long-awaited new Arduino-builder: This is a pure command-line tool that takes care of mangling the code, resolving library dependencies and setting up the compilation units. It can also be used as a standalone program in a continuous-integration environment.
- Pluggable USB core: Your Arduino can finally act as a lot of different USB devices without any need to change the core, thanks to the new modular architecture. Libraries based on the new subsystem are already being developed!
- Serial plotter: You can now plot your data in realtime, as easy as writing Serial.println(analogRead(A0)) inside your loop.
- New goodies: For library developers, like unlocked examples while developing and optional linkage into an archive.
- ArduinoISP example: Has been improved a lot and now you can flash your AVR chip using ANY other board.
- Both Libraries and Boards managers: Notify if a library/core can be updated with a simple popup – no more outdated code floating around!
Arduino IDE Software System Requirements
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows XP with SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 operating system.|
|Memory||512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended).|
|Processor||Intel Pentium / AMD Athlon processor or equivalent running at 1 GHz or more.|
|Storage Space||10MB free hard drive space or more (only for PROGRAMMING IDE for Arduino)|
|Software Name||Arduino IDE Software For Windows V 1.8.10|
|File Size||114 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
Arduino comes across as an extremely useful asset, providing the essentials that Arduino developers need in order to streamline the testing process.