EtherCard is a driver for the ENC28J60 chip, compatible with Arduino IDE. Adapted and extended from code written by Guido Socher and Pascal Stang.
The documentation for this library is at http://jeelabs.net/pub/docs/ethercard/.
- Download the ZIP file from https://github.com/jcw/ethercard/archive/master.zip
- From the Arduino IDE: Sketch -> Include Library... -> Add .ZIP Library...
- 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.
PIN Connections (Using Arduino UNO):
VCC - 3.3V GND - GND SCK - Pin 13 SO - Pin 12 SI - Pin 11 CS - Pin 8 # Selectable with the ether.begin() function
PIN Connections using an Arduino Mega
VCC - 3.3V GND - GND SCK - Pin 52 SO - Pin 50 SI - Pin 51 CS - Pin 53 # Selectable with the ether.begin() function # The default CS pin defaults to 8, so you have to set it on a mega: ether.begin(sizeof Ethernet::buffer, mymac, 53)
There are other Arduino libraries for the ENC28J60 that are worth mentioning:
- UIPEthernet (Drop in replacement for stock Arduino Ethernet library)
- EtherShield (no longer maintained, predecessor to Ethercard)
- ETHER_28J60 (no longer maintained, very low footprint and simple)
Read more about the differences at this blog post.