RedBoard vs. Uno

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The RedBoard, Arduino Uno SMD, and Arduino Uno PTH have a lot in common. They really share more similarities than they do differences. Here’s a tabled overview:

RedBoardArduino Uno SMDArduino Uno PTH
Top View
Bottom View
Dimensions2.7 x 2.1" (68.58 x 53.34mm)2.7 x 2.1" (68.58 x 53.34mm)2.7 x 2.1" (68.58 x 53.34mm)
ColorRedBlue/WhiteBlue/White
USB ConnectorMini-BType BType B
USB-to-Serial ChipFTDI FT231XATmega16U2 w/ custom firmwareATmega16U2 w/ custom firmware
Drivers (Windows)FTDI VCP DriversArduino USB DriverArduino USB Driver
Windows Compatibility8 (32 & 64-bit), 7 (32 & 64-bit), Vista (32 & 64-bit), XP (32 & 64-bit), 2000, 98 *8 (32 & 64-bit), 7 (32 & 64-bit), Vista (32 & 64-bit), XP (32 & 64-bit)8 (32 & 64-bit), 7 (32 & 64-bit), Vista (32 & 64-bit), XP (32 & 64-bit)
Mac CompatibilityOS X, OS 9, OS 8OS XOS X
Linux CompatibilityYesYesYes
Main MicroprocessorATmega328ATmega328ATmega328
MCU PTH or SMDSMDSMDPTH
VIN Range (Recommended)7-15V7-12V7-12V
Operating Voltage5V5V5V
Digital I/O Pins141414
Analog Inputs666
Arduino Board SelectionArduino UnoArduino UnoArduino Uno
Retail Price$24.95$29.95$24.95

Next we’ll look in-depth at the most significant differences between the RedBoard and Arduino Uno.