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.
tRF Click Board
The tRF Click Board is an RF communication board featuring the Telit LE70-868 wireless transceiver module. Along with the LE70-868 short range module, the board incorporates an SMA connector for an antenna, two radio communication LEDs, and a mikroBUS connector. Telit LE70-868 is an 868 MHz transceiver module with an embedded stack that is easy to integrate and use in point-to-point or star network topologies.
tRF click enables radio data rates from 4.8 to 57.6 kbps with maximum output power of 500mW, and features a wireless range of up to 10km in line-of-sight. However, this is the case for ideal conditions with no barriers to disrupt the signal. The user can still achieve a range of over 4km in open space under mixed conditions.
The tRF click board also includes two radio LEDS: transmit (red) and receive (yellow). It uses mikroBUS UART (Rx, Tx), AN, RST, PWM and INT lines for communication with the target board MCU. tRF click is intended to use a 3.3V power supply only.
Uni Hall Click Board
After the BI HALL click, a new click also based on the Hall effect: the UNI HALL Click Board from mikroE. It offers the user an easy way to introduce a unipolar Hall switch to the design. The board is equipped with the Melexis US5881 unipolar Hall-effect sensor that is sensitive to north pole magnetic fields. It outputs a LOW logic level when exposed to a north-pole magnetic field, whereas a HIGH logic level when the north pole is taken away or a south pole is introduced. UNI HALL click also features a 74LVC1T45 single-bit, dual supply translating transceiver. The board uses mikroBUS INT line for communication with the target board microcontroller. It is designed to use either a 3.3V or 5V power supply, which is selectable through a solder jumper.
UNI HALL click can be utilized in countless ways by placing magnets in strategic spots. It is an ideal option to make durable push buttons, or regulate RPM by mounting it on a wheel, or detecting liquid level by attaching it to a float. In its simplest application, UNI HALL click can be engaged as part of a durable contactless proximity switch.
Unique ID Click Board
The Unique ID Click Board is a low-cost accessory board that includes a DS2401 enhanced Silicon Serial Number IC. It provides a unique registration number to the hardware design. Two Unique ID clicks might look alike on the outside, but each click board features a unique 48-bit serial number, which distinctively identifies the device in the world of mass-produced electronics. Unique ID click is also an excellent teaching tool for a user to understand how 1-Wire communications work. It uses 1-Wire interface for communication with the target board microcontroller, either through a GP1 or GP0 pin (here in place of the default AN and PWM mikroBUS pins). The power for reading/writing the device is derived from the data line itself with no need for an external power source. The multidrop capability also allows for multiple DS2401 chips to reside on a single data line. It is designed to use either a 3.3V or 5V power supply.
Unique ID click is an ideal choice for equipment registration, PCB identification, to establish network node ID, and other similar purposes.
USB I2C Click Board
The mikroE USB I2C click is a communication add-on board that acts like a highway intersection with one way in, three ways out for serial data. It incorporates a Microchip
USB SPI Click Board
Introduce SPI serial communication using USB cable to the user design with the USB SPI Click Board. This add-on board comes with MCP2210 USB-to-SPI protocol converter with GPIO as well as USB MINI B connector. The MCP2210 chip contains 256 bytes user EEPROM, 128-byte buffer to handle data, and 9 general purpose I/O pins. The 12 MHz crystal oscillator aboard USB SPI click offers external clock waveform for MCP2210 IC. The board includes two LED diodes, wherein, the green LED diode denotes the presence of power supply and the other indicates the SPI traffic. Compact and easy to implement, USB SPI click is designed to communicate with the target board microcontroller through Serial Peripheral communication interface as a master device. The board is designed to operate on 3.3V or 5V power supply, selectable by the SMD jumper.
USB SPI click is an ideal choice to connect with SPI client devices directly from the computer, without the need for a microcontroller.
USB UART Click Board
A compact and convenient solution to introduce serial UART communication via USB cable
UV Click Board
Introduce an ultraviolet light sensor to the design with the UV Click Board! The UV click features an easy-to-use ML8511 IC UV sensor that is designed to warn the user of excessive ultraviolet radiation levels and outputs either analog or digital signals that is linearly proportional to the UV intensity it detects. It also features an onboard MCP3201 ADC, which converts the signal, however, one can bypass it and get an analog output by soldering the A/D SEL jumper in the AN position. ML8511 IC UV sensor is sensitive to UV-A (95 percent of Ultraviolet light) and UV-B rays (the one causing sunburns).
UV click makes an ideal choice for making devices that notify the user of sunburn or identify the UV index as it relates to weather conditions. It also finds great use in mobile computing devices, such as, a smart phone, a mobile phone, and a watch, at low power and a compact package (QFN).
UV click communicates with the target board through mikroBUS SPI (CS, SCK, MISO) or AN lines. It is designed to use a 3.3V power supply only.