Pauses the program for the amount of time (in microseconds) specified as parameter. There are a thousand microseconds in a millisecond, and a million microseconds in a second.

Currently, the largest value that will produce an accurate delay is 16383. For delays longer than a few thousand microseconds, you should use delay() instead.






us: the number of microseconds to pause (unsigned int)






int outPin = 14;                 // digital pin 14

void setup()
  pinMode(outPin, OUTPUT);      // sets the digital pin as output

void loop()
  digitalWrite(outPin, HIGH);   // sets the pin on
  delayMicroseconds(16383);     // pauses for 16383 microseconds      
  digitalWrite(outPin, LOW);    // sets the pin off
  delayMicroseconds(16383);     // pauses for 16383 microseconds      

configures pin 14 to work as an output pin. It sends a train of pulses with 32766 microseconds period.


Caveats and Known Issues

This function works very accurately in the range 3 microseconds and up. We cannot assure that delayMicroseconds will perform precisely for smaller delay-times.

Currently, delayMicroseconds() no longer disables interrupts.


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