## Reference.Micros History

August 15, 2009, at 03:01 PM by David A. Mellis -
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Returns the number of microseconds since the Arduino board began running the current program. This number will overflow (go back to zero), after approximately 70 minutes. On 16 MHz Arduino boards (e.g. Duemilanove and Nano), this function has a resolution of four microseconds (meaning that the value returned is always a multiple of four). On 8 MHz Arduino boards (e.g. the LilyPad), this function has a resolution of eight microseconds.

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Returns the number of microseconds since the Arduino board began running the current program. This number will overflow (go back to zero), after approximately 70 minutes. On 16 MHz Arduino boards (e.g. Duemilanove and Nano), this function has a resolution of four microseconds (i.e. the value returned is always a multiple of four). On 8 MHz Arduino boards (e.g. the LilyPad), this function has a resolution of eight microseconds.

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The number of microseconds since the current program started running, as an unsigned long.

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Number of microseconds since the program started (unsigned long)

February 08, 2009, at 01:18 PM by David A. Mellis -
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Returns the number of microseconds since the Arduino board began running the current program. This number will overflow (go back to zero), after approximately 70 minutes.

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Returns the number of microseconds since the Arduino board began running the current program. This number will overflow (go back to zero), after approximately 70 minutes. On 16 MHz Arduino boards (e.g. Duemilanove and Nano), this function has a resolution of four microseconds (meaning that the value returned is always a multiple of four). On 8 MHz Arduino boards (e.g. the LilyPad), this function has a resolution of eight microseconds.

February 08, 2009, at 01:15 PM by David A. Mellis -

## micros()

#### Description

Returns the number of microseconds since the Arduino board began running the current program. This number will overflow (go back to zero), after approximately 70 minutes.

Note: there are 1,000 microseconds in a millisecond and 1,000,000 microseconds in a second.

None

#### Returns

The number of microseconds since the current program started running, as an unsigned long.

#### Example

```unsigned long time;

void setup(){
Serial.begin(9600);
}
void loop(){
Serial.print("Time: ");
time = micros();
//prints time since program started
Serial.println(time);
// wait a second so as not to send massive amounts of data
delay(1000);
}

```