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.
RTC 2 Click Board
Introduce real time clock (RTC) functionality to the design using the RTC 2 Click Board. This add-on board features a low-power Maxim DS1307 serial real-time clock (RTC). It is a full binary-coded decimal (BCD) clock/calendar with programmable square-wave output signal. The board uses standard I2C interface for communication with the target host microcontroller. RTC2 click has a 3V/230mA lithium battery that works as a backup power supply. The timekeeping function continues even when the power supply status is OFF. Real-Time Clock (RTC) counts seconds, minutes, hours, date of the month, month, day of the week, and year with leap-year clock function with four year calendar. It is designed to operate a 5V power supply only. In order to function to a 3.3V system, the user can check go for RTC click.
The RTC2 click is an ideal option who applications involving real-time clocks, calendars, and programmed alarms.
RTC 3 Click Board
The mikroE RTC3 click is a high precision time measuring add-on board with a TI
RTC 4 Click Board
MikroElektronika is here with a new RTC click! RTC 4 Click Board is a time measurement add-on board that incorporates DS2417 IC. The DS2417 is a real-time clock/calendar (RTC) with fully compatible 1-Wire MicroLAN interface. It also features a programmable interrupt output for system wakeup on a separate pin. It utilizes an on-chip oscillator that is connected to an external 32.768 kHz crystal. Being a 1-Wire device, it features a unique, factory-lasered 64-bit long ROM code that allows the user to use it in a MicroLAN network.
It uses a backup energy source that maintains a charge with an onboard coin cell 1F supercapacitor. The real time clock has an accuracy of +/- 2 minutes per month at 25??C. RTC4 click communicates with the target board MCU either through mikroBUS AN or PWM pin (here, GPI01, GPIO0), plus the INT pin, depending on the position of the onboard jumper.
RTC 5 Click Board
The mikroE RTC5 click is the fifth click board from Mikroelektronika carrying Microchip
RTC Click Board
The RTC Click Board is an accessory board designed to add time measuring functionality to the device. This click board has a PCF8583 serial real-time clock/calendar. The PCF8583 IC is a full binary-coded decimal (BCD) clock and calendar chip with 24- or 12-hour clock format with four-year calendar, based on a 2048-bit static CMOS RAM. For communication with the target board microcontroller, RTC Click uses the I2C interface. The board comes with an integrated 3V/230mA lithium battery that serves as a backup power supply. Even when the main power supply goes OFF, this backup power supply enables the device to function continuously. It is designed to use a 3.3V power supply, but can be used with 5V systems by soldering the PWR SEL SMD jumper to the 5V position.
RTC Click is an ideal choice for applications that require real-time clocks, calendars and programmed alarms.
Shake2Wake Click Board
Introduce shake functionality to the device with the Shake2Wake Click Board. The board features two chips from Analog Devices: an ADXL362 accelerometer that includes several activity detection modes, which is connected to an ADP195 power switch IC. This power switch IC is in turn connected to a screw terminal for controlling external devices. Upon shaking, the accelerometer sends an interrupt to the switch, which in turn, powers up the external components. The intensity and duration of shaking required for waking it up is programmable, as well as the period of inactivity, which leads to switching off the external device. Shake2Wake click can also function as a regular accelerometer, wherein the board uses the mikroBUS SPI interface for communication to the target microcontroller. This click board is designed to operate using a 3.3V power supply only. Shake2Wake click works on two main operating modes:
SHT11 Click Board
Introduce digital humidity and temperature sensing capability to your device with the SHT11 Click Board. The board employs Sensirion
SpeakUp Click Board
The SpeakUp Click Board is a speech recognition board that allows the user to set it up to recognize over 200 different voice commands. The board can be either plugged into a mikroBUS socket on a host microcontroller or used standalone, connecting directly to external devices.
The SpeakUp utility understands the user commands through a simple & straightforward process, irrespective of the language, dialect, or slang.
SpeakUp click incorporates a microphone, an audio IC and an STM32F415RG MCU with a DTW based firmware designed specifically for it. The DTW algorithm based firmware gives SpeakUp click its decision-making power and turns your talk into action
SRAM Click Board
The mikroE SRAM Click Board is a storage add-on board that carries the 23LC1024 IC, which allows the user to add 1Mbit of additional SRAM (static RAM) memory to the device. Based on low-power CMOS technology, the 23LC1024 chip outlines the memory in 8-bit instruction registers and 32-byte pages (128K x 8-bit). For Read and Write operations, this highly-reliable chip offers byte, page, and sequential operating modes. The sequential mode enables Read/Write operation for an entire memory array.
It supports unlimited Read/Write cycles to the memory array with zero Write time. It operates at a clock rate of 20 MHz for all the three Read/Write modes. Communicating through SPI-Compatible bus interface, the board also has an additional Hold pin functionality in place of the default RST pin. SRAM click can be used with either 3.3V or 5V power supply.