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.
Air Quality Click Board
The Air Quality Click Board features MQ-135 gas sensor in its design for measuring the air quality in apartments, homes and offices. This add-on board helps the users in detecting poisonous gases like ammonia (NH3), nitrogen oxides (NOx), benzene, CO2, smoke and others that harm the air quality, and pollute it. Air quality click is equipped with a calibration potentiometer and a power indicator LED. It also has got a mikroBUS host socket and two jumpers. The MQ-135 sensor features a gas sensing layer constructed of tin dioxide which is an inorganic compound with the formula SnO2. Tin dioxide is known to have lower conductivity in clean air.
As the level of pollution increases in the air, the conductivity rises too. User can calibrate Air quality click for the environment by adjusting the load resistance of the sensor circuit. As the concentration of the target air changes, the resistance of the sensor component also gets changed.
Alcohol Click Board
Add a high-sensitivity alcohol gas sensor to your design with the addition of Alcohol click. The board incorporates a MQ-3 high-sensitivity alcohol sensor to detect alcohol concentration. Made of an inorganic compound called Tin dioxide (SnO2), the gas sensing layer on the MQ-3 sensor unit has lower conductivity in clean air. However, the sensitivity rises as the levels of alcohol gas rise.
Alcohol click features a small potentiometer for calibration that enables the user to set its own scale and adjust the load resistance of the sensor circuit. Using the AN (OUT) mikroBUS line, Alcohol click communicates with the target board. This board is designed to use 5V power supply only.
It offers very good sensitivity and fast response to alcohol gases, and is designed to detect presence of alcohol in concentrations from 0.04 to 4mg/l. It makes an ideal choice for portable alcohol detector and breathalysers for estimating BAC (blood alcohol content).
AlphaNum G Click Board
Embed your design with a two-digit green 14-segment alphanumeric display using the AlphaNum G click. The click board features two TLC5926 16-bit constant-current LED sink drivers. It contains 16-bit shift register and data latches, which convert serial input data into parallel output format. It has a dual-character LED 14-segment display (also known as a starburst display) with two additional segments for decimal points or periods.
Designed for displaying both letters and numbers, it provides clear, legible LED display. The G in the name of this click stands for green. AlphaNum G click communicates with the target board via mikroBUS RST, CS, SCK, MISO, MOSI, PWM and INT pins (marked here as LE2, LE1, CLK, DOUT, DIN, NUMSEL and NUMSEL# respectively). It is designed to support either a 3.3V or 5V power supply, selectable through solder jumper.
AlphaNum R Click Board
Embed your design with a two-digit red 14-segment alphanumeric display using the AlphaNum R click. The click board features two TLC5926 16-bit constant-current LED sink drivers. It contains 16-bit shift register and data latches, which convert serial input data into parallel output format. It has a dual-character LED 14-segment display (also known as a starburst display) with two additional segments for decimal points or periods.
Designed for displaying both letters and numbers, it provides clear, legible LED display. The R in the name of this click stands for Red. AlphaNum R click communicates with the target board via mikroBUS RST, CS, SCK, MISO, MOSI, PWM and INT pins (marked here as LE2, LE1, CLK, DOUT, DIN, NUMSEL and NUMSEL# respectively). It is designed to support either a 3.3V or 5V power supply, selectable through solder jumper.
Altitude Click Board
The Altitude Click Board from mikroE is an accessory board that enables the user to precisely measure altitude with 30cm resolution. The board employs a compact MPL3115A2 piezoresistive absolute pressure sensor that works with an embedded high-resolution 24-bit ADC to provide accurate pressure (Pascals)/altitude (metres) and temperature (??C) measurement. It features a wide operating range of 20 kPa to 110 kPa absolute pressure
Ambient 2 Click Board
The Ambient 2 Click is an accessory board equipped with an onboard TI
Angle Click Board
The Angle Click Board is a simple and compact accessory board featuring an A1332 contactless high resolution angle position sensor. Based on CVH (Circular Vertical Hall) technology, it detects the vector of a nearby magnetic field in a 360?? two-dimensional plane parallel to the surface of the chip. It is used with a rotating bipolar magnetic target. It also comprises of an on-chip EEPROM technology for flexible programming of calibration parameters. Angle click offers precise angle measurements with a refresh rate of 32 micro seconds and 12-bit resolution. The user can configure the output dynamic range, output scaling, and filtering. Designed for digital systems, Angle click uses the mikroBUS I2C interface (SCL, SDA) for communication with the target board microcontroller. It is designed to operate using either a 3.3V or a 5V power supply.
With such features, Angle click is an ideal choice for electronic power steering, torsion bar, digital potentiometer, and other applications.
BarGraph Click Board
Introduce a ten-segment light bar display to user design with the BarGraph Click Board from mukroE. This compact accessory board employs a JSB-R102510Z red LED bar display as well as two 74HC595 shift registers. The 74HC595 chip incorporates an 8-bit, serial-in, parallel-out shift register that feeds an 8-bit D-type storage register with 3-state output. For communication with the target board microcontroller, BarGraph Click uses the mikroBUS SPI (MOSI, MISO, SCK, CS), RST and PWM lines. It allows data to be passed serially from a microcontroller and thus saving I/O lines. The board comes set for 3.3V operation, but can be adapted for 5V use by repositioning an SMD jumper. It has a green LED diode that indicates the presence of power supply.
BarGraph Click is an ideal option to easily build a VU metre. It allows multiple boards to be connected close together and aligned to form longer LED stripe.