Teensy 3.5

The Teensy is a breadboard-friendly development board with loads of features in a, well, teensy package. Each Teensy 3.5 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 C *or *you can install the Teensyduino add-on for the Arduino IDE and write Arduino sketches for it!

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, 120MHz processor brings a few other features to the table as well, such as multiple channels of Direct Memory Access, several high-resolution ADCs and even an I2S digital audio interface! There are also four separate interval timers, plus a delay timer! Oh yeah, and all digital pins have interrupt capability and are 5V tolerant.

All of this functionality is jammed into a 62.3mm x 18.0mm board with all solder points on a 0.1" grid so you can slap it on a breadboard and get to work! The Teensy 3.5 (as well as its sibling, the Teensy 3.6) is larger, faster and capable of more projects, especially with its onboard micro SD card port. An upgraded ARM Cortex MCU (120MHz from 72MHz), more memory (512K from 256K), as well as more RAM, EEPROM and accessible pins make up the key new features of this "teensy" board. The Teensy 3.5 is slightly scaled down from the Teensy 3.6 but is offered at a cheaper price point, comparatively.

Note: This does not come with a USB cable; please check below for an appropriate one.

  • 120MHz ARM Cortex-M4 with Floating Point Unit
  • 512K Flash, 256K RAM, 4K EEPROM
  • Microcontroller Chip MK64FX512VMD12
  • 1 CAN Bus Port
  • 16 General Purpose DMA Channels
  • 5V Tolerance on All Digital I/O Pins
  • 62 I/O Pins (42 breadboard friendly)
  • 25 Analog Inputs to 2 ADCs with 13-bit resolution
  • 2 Analog Outputs (DACs) with 12-bit resolution
  • 20 PWM Outputs (Teensy 3.6 has 22 PWM)
  • USB Full Speed (12Mbit/sec) Port
  • Ethernet mac, capable of full 100Mbit/sec speed
  • Native (4-bit SDIO) micro SD card port
  • I2S Audio Port, 4-Channel Digital Audio Input & Output
  • 14 Hardware Timers
  • Cryptographic Acceleration Unit
  • Random Number Generator
  • CRC Computation Unit
  • 6 Serial Ports (2 with FIFO and Fast Baud Rates)
  • 3 SPI Ports (1 with FIFO)
  • 3 I2C Ports
  • Real-Time Clock
  • 62.3mm x 18.0mm x 4.2mm (2.5in x 0.7in x 0.2in)

Teensy 3.5 Product Help and Resources

Vox Imperium: Stormtrooper Voice Changer

October 25, 2016

Add some flair to your Imperial uniform by changing your voice using a Teensy 3.2 and Prop Shield.

How to Load MicroPython on a Microcontroller Board

September 4, 2018

This tutorial will show you how to load the MicroPython interpreter onto a variety of development boards.

Getting Started with the SmartLED Shield for Teensy

November 9, 2018

In this tutorial, we will connect different RGB LED matrix panels to PixelMatix's SmartLED shield and Teensy.

Getting Started with the Teensy

June 18, 2015

Basic intro to the Teensy line of products, with soldering and programming suggestions.

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • I need this thing with soldered pins. Do you have one?

    • We currently only have ones without the pins, but we do plan on getting ones with pins soldered on soon, I believe the manufacture is just building and shipping these first. Keep checking back.

  • The video mentions using the 'octows2812' library. From what I've been able to find on PJRC website/forums/rest of the interent, the octows2811 library currently doesn't explicitly support the teensy 3.5/6 but I'd love to be proven wrong. I've been waiting with bated breath for the octo library to come to the newest teensy's. Any chance Nick (or anyone) could post up a link to the library used in the video and maybe even the code for running the animation shown in the video?

  • In comparing the 3.5. and 3.6 write-ups, please confirm that the 3.5 IO pins are 5 volt tolerant; and the 3.6 IO pins are 3.3 volt tolerant. I just want to make sure there wasn't a typo. :)

    • It's not a typo.

      Kinetis MK64 are 5v tolerant on digital pins (not analog ones!) Kinetis MK66 are only VDD+0.3v tolerant (so not even 3.3v tolerant it VDD < 3v).

      Hint: check datasheet asbolute ratings for VDDIO.

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Teensy 3.5 is another great PJRC product!

So much power and so many features in a small Teensy package!

NOTE: The T_3.5 actually has 256K RAM - just like the T_3.6.

Initial processor docs were not clear - but all units have verified been with PJRC (and TeensyDuino software updated) - to have shipped with 256 KB usable RAM not the listed 192K, so the features tab could be updated to agree with https://pjrc.com/teensy/techspecs.html

powerful stuff

i am excited, it has all, what i want

So far so good.

Fired it up, but haven't had time to do more than verify that it boots and communicates after soldering the pins up.

I got the Teensy 3.5 to act as a peripheral to my Raspberry Pi Zero W. It's beefy enough to handle a bunch of JSON messages (I upgraded from an Arduino Mega). I haven't finished the project yet (a distibuted system of microcontrollers running an escape room, in which the Teensy acts as a 'router' between the Pi & a bunch of 8-bit controllers), but I'm super happy with how it's shaping up. The teensyduino addon can be a bit finicky, but it's still truckloads better than using the mega

Amazing board!

The only regret I had so far is I didn't buy the 3.6 for the extra clock. The 5V tolerant pins payout a lot though. This board is amazing. One of the best things I've brought to my lab in the recent years. Can't wait to buy more...

Fabulous board

Paul and Robin hit it out of the park. I've used the 3.1 and 3.2 in the past, but this one is better. It is pin-compatible in the same footprint as the 3.1 (the extra pins extend off the end of the 3.1 footprint), and best of all, it is still 5V tolerant on the digital pins. The Teensyduino libraries for the Arduino IDE are great and so far I've never run into a problem with them.