mikroE Click Boards
Click Boards™ offer simple and inexpensive way to evaluate and incorporate interfaces into your microntroller-based system. Over 185 different models have been created so far and the list grows weekly.
Developed by MikroElektronika (mikroE), Click Boards™ connect to your microcontroller via the MikroBUS™. a powerful interface common to all models. MikroBUS™ is evolving into a standard within the embedded systems market and is being taken up by many other manufacturers.
Why Click Boards™?
They provide a standard way of adding evaluating new interface devices. MikroElektronika design and manufacture Click Boards™ for device manufacturers to offer a simple way of using their devices. They are compatible with all MikroE development boards, supporting a wide range of microcontroller types including ARM Cortex, AVR, PIC, PIC32, dsPIC, FT90x and 8051. MikroE models are also fully supported by MikroE complers and toolsets and example application code is created to enable you to start using your new Click Board™ straight away This can significantly reduce the learning curve normally associated with the introduction of new technology.
Incorporate MikroBUS™ into Your Own Design
There are many good reasons to want to offer extendability to your own board designs:
- To allow other interfaces to be added to your own system without having to redesign your hardware.
- Test the market for additional functionality at minimal outlay
Although mikroBUS™ is a trademark of mikroElektronika, they allow you to incorporate the bus layout into your design as long as the silkscreen is clearly labeled "mikroBUS™" and includes the mikroBUS™ logo.
Third Party Support
Many leading semiconductor manufacturers are now offering MikroBUS™ interfaces on their development platforms allowing our models to be used wherever you need them.
IrDA2 Click Board
Add infrared communication feature to the device with the IrDA2 Click Board from mikroE! Whether the user is switching a channel on a TV or sending command to the air conditioner through a remote, it involves infrared transceivers. IrDA2 click is an add-on communication board that employs a TFDU4101 infrared transceiver module, compliant to the latest IrDA physical layer standard designed for high-speed infrared data communication. The board also features a MCP2120 infrared encoder/decoder connected with the 7.3728 MHz external crystal. Positioned between the UART and infrared (IR) optical transceiver, MCP2120 module performs the modulation and demodulation method in accordance with the IrDA standard. IrDA2 click uses the UART interface to communicate with the target board microcontroller. Using a SMD jumper, the user can also select to choose between a 3.3V or 5V power supply. The onboard LED diode (green) indicates the power supply status.
With all these features, IrDA2 click for TV and video systems, computers and PDAs, printers, fax machines, photocopiers, external infrared adapters, diagnostic systems, data loggers, and other industrial applications.
IrThermo 3.3V Click Board
Introduce Infrared (Ir) Thermometer to the user design with the IrThermo Click Board. This add-on board offers a compact and easy solution for non-contact temperature measurements. This 3.3V version of the IrThermo click board features a Melexis MLX90614ESF-BAA single-zone infrared thermometer module that is configured to determine temperature in the range of -70 to +380 ??C with output resolution of 0.014 ??C. The MLX9061 module also includes a low noise amplifier, 17-bit ADC, and powerful DSP unit for high accuracy and resolution of the thermometer. For communication with the target board microcontroller, the IrThermo click uses the mikroBUS I2C lines (SCL, SDA) and PWM line. The communication interface can be selected by placing SMD jumpers in appropriate positions. It supports a 3.3V power supply only and features a LED diode that denotes the presence of power supply. A 5V version IrThermo click is also available.
The IrThermo Click Board is an ideal choice for automotive, industrial temperature control, body temperature measurement, movement detection, air conditioning control and many more.
IrThermo 5V Click Board
Introduce an Infrared (Ir) Thermometer to your design with the IrThermo Click Board from mikroE. This add-on board offers a compact and easy solution for non-contact temperature measurements. This 5V version of the IrThermo click board features a Melexis MLX90614ESF-BAA single-zone infrared thermometer module that is configured to determine temperature in the range of -70 to +380 ??C with output resolution of 0.014 ??C. The MLX9061 module also includes a low noise amplifier, 17-bit ADC, and powerful DSP unit for high accuracy and resolution of the thermometer. For communication with the target board microcontroller, the IrThermo click uses the mikroBUS I2C lines (SCL, SDA) and PWM line. The communication interface can be selected by placing SMD jumpers in appropriate positions. It supports a 5V power supply only and features a LED diode that denotes the presence of power supply. A 3.3V version IrThermo click is also available.
IrThermo click is an ideal choice for automotive, industrial temperature control, body temperature measurement, movement detection, air conditioning control and many more.
Joystick Click Board
The Joystick Click Board from mikroE works as a compact and easy solution to introduce joystick functionality to your design with precision manual control. Joystick click is a smart navigation key concept based on contactless, magnetic movement detection. The board has an AS5013 Hall IC as well as N50P105 miniature joystick module. The two-dimensional AS5013 magnetic position sensor features five integrated Hall sensing elements. The movement of the magnet, incorporated into the knob of the joystick, is monitored by these sensing elements. It, then, directly provides the x- and y- coordinates using I2C output. Joystick click also features an integrated mechanical push button built in the module, which provides a
LDC1000 Click Board
Equip your design with the first inductance-to-digital converter IC by using the LDC1000 click. The board also features a detachable PCB sensor, which comprises of a 36-turn PCB coil and a 100pF 1% NPO capacitor. LDC1000 click also allows the user to experiment with different sensors by breaking off the original and soldering it to the onboard INA and INB pins.
The onboard INA and INB pins enable the user to replace the offered detachable sensor and solder its own. LDC1000 click communicates via mikroBUS SPI (CS, SCK, MISO, MOSI) and INT lines with the target board MCU. It supports either a 3.3V or 5V power supply.
In short range applications, the LDC1000 features a sub-micron resolution, which makes LDC1000 click an ideal choice for very precise short range measurements of the position, motion or composition of conductive targets. Based on a contactless, magnet-free inductive sensing technology, LDC1000 click offers steadfast performance even in hostile environments like, in the presence of dust, dirt, oil, moisture, etc.
Light Click Board
With the Light Click Board, Mikroelektronika introduces a compact and easy solution to add light measurement to your design. Carrying a PD15-22CTR8 PIN photodiode, this measurement add-on board lets the user effectively measure ambient light intensity and provides a signal (analog or digital) to the target board microcontroller.
Moulded in water clear plastic with depictive silk screen markings, PD1522CTR8 is a high photo sensitivity PIN photodiode that is ideal for high speed photo detector, copier, game machine, etc. The click board also includes MAX6106 voltage reference and MCP3201 ADC with SPI communication interface. Light click communicates with the main board MCU through SPI (MISO, SCK, CS) and AN lines. It is designed to use either 3.3V or 5V power supply.
LightHz Click Board
The mikroE LightHz Click Board is an easy and compact solution to add light-to-frequency conversion functionality to your project. This add-on board features a TSL230BR programmable light-to-frequency converter, which provides high-resolution conversion of light intensity to frequency without requiring external components. All inputs and the output are TTL compatible, and allows for direct two-way communication with a microcontroller for programming and output interface. The output can be either a pulse train or a square wave (50% duty cycle) with frequency directly proportional to light intensity. It has programmable sensitivity and full-scale output frequency. The device sensitivity is selectable between Power Down, 1x, 10x and 100x. The full-scale output frequency can be scaled by one of four preset values: 1, 2, 10 and 100. The device sensitivity and frequency scaling can be determined by the microcontroller, or selected using available SMD jumpers. It is designed to operate on 3.3V by default, however, the user can select 5V power supply through a voltage-selection SMD jumper.
Lin Hall Click Board
Introduce a linear Hall sensor to your design with the LIN HALL Click Board. The board includes a Melexis MLX90242 linear Hall sensor IC along with an MCP3201 12-bit ADC. LIN HALL click outputs a signal that is linearly proportional to the flux density of a magnetic field it is exposed to. A north pole magnet field will increase the output, while a south pole field decreases it. Using the mikroBUS SPI lines (CS,
SCK, MISO), LIN HALL click communicates with the target board microcontroller. It uses either a 3.3V or 5V power supply (default is 3.3V).
The linear Hall sensors are used to infer the linear or rotary position of a target object, provided there is a magnet attached, or something to disturb an existing magnetic field. It is an ideal choice to measure strength of different magnets or measure distance of a magnet from the sensor.