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.
Camera Click Board
Camera click is a popular add-on board that allows user to see the world through the eye of an OV767-VL2A low voltage CMOS image sensor. The sensor is connected to an onboard FT900 MCU via a parallel camera interface, which in turn, outputs the camera image to the target board through the mikroBUS SPI interface (CS, SCK, MISO, MOSI). The camera
CAN SPI 3.3V Click Board
The mikroE CAN SPI 3.3V Click Board is known to be the best accessory board designed to add CAN (Controller Area Network) connectivity to the microcontroller with SPI interface. The 3.3V version is exclusively designed for serial communication on 3.3V microcontrollers. The communication board features a high-speed SN65HVD230 CAN transceiver that serves as the interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical bus. It provides a CAN serial communication physical layer in accordance with the ISO 11898 standard. CAN SPI click
CAN SPI 5V Click Board
The CAN SPI 5V Click Board is a highly reliable communication board intended to add serial CAN connectivity to user microcontroller with SPI interface. The 5V version is exclusively designed for communication on 5V microcontrollers. The accessory click board features MCP2551, high-speed CAN transceiver that serves as the interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical bus. The CAN transceiver circuit provides a CAN serial communication physical layer in accordance with the ISO 11898 standard. The board has screw terminals to ensure easy and secure connectivity, power LED, and node termination jumper. It supports connection with up to 112 nodes. Designed to operate in especially-harsh environments, CAN SPI click 5V provides cross-wire protection, loss-of-ground and over-voltage protection, over-temperature protection, as well as wide common-mode range. It uses a 5V power supply only.
CAN SPI click 5V is an ideal choice for industrial automation, home automation, as well as in automotive and mobile machine industry.
Note: To add CAN SPI function to a 3.3V system, see the CAN SPI Click 3.3V board.
CapSense Click Board
Introduce capacitive sensing elements to the design with CapSense click! This compact add-on board incorporates a CY8C201A0 capacitive controller and capacitive sensing elements. The CY8C201A0 capacitive sensing module works by taking human body capacitance as an input and directly provides the real time sensor information. The capacitive sensing elements include: a 5-segment slider and two buttons, for touch interfacing. This capacitive sensing board also contains two LEDS inside each button for backlighting. The LED diode (Green) indicates the power supply status. CapSense click is configured through an I2C port and communicates with the target board MCU through mikroBUS I2C (SDA, SCL), AN, and RST lines. The CY8C201A0 IC features high immunity against radiated and conductive noise. Featuring industry
ccRF Click Board
The ccRF Click Board from mikroEis an add-on communication board that employs a CC2500 low-power 2.4 GHz RF module, meant for the 2400-2483.5 MHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) and SRD (Short Range Device) frequency band. The 2.4 GHz RF transceiver, designed for low-power wireless apps, is incorporated with a highly configurable baseband modem that supports several modulation formats. The board also features a PCB trace antenna. Intended for high sensitivity and low current consumption, CC2500 module has a programmable data rate from 1.2 to 500 kBaud. The maximum device range is up to 20 metres in open space. The ccRF click make use of the mikroBUS SPI (MOSI, MISO, SCK, CS), RST and PWM lines to communicate with the target board microcontroller. The board is designed to support a 3.3V power supply only. It has a green LED power indicator.
The ccRF click is an ideal choice for consumer electronics, wireless audio, wireless game controllers, wireless keyboard and mouse, RF enabled remote controls and many more.
ccRF2 Click Board
The ccRF2 Click Board from mikroE is a simple and compact solution to add high performance RF transceiver to your design. This add-on board features an onboard CC1120 high-performance single-chip radio transceiver that is specifically designed for low-power and low-voltage operation.
The RF transceiver is chiefly designed to support narrow ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) and SRD (Short Range Device) frequency bands. This fully integrated CC1120 radio transceiver is designed to provide extensive hardware support for a range of applications, including data buffering, burst transmissions, link quality indication, wake-on-radio, clear channel assessment, and packet handling. The board has an N.FL connector and uses a 3.3V power supply only. Furthermore, ccRF2 click has exceptional RF sensitivity. It communicates with the target board through mikroBUS SPI (MISO, MOSI, CSK), and AN, RST, CS, PWM and INT lines.
The ccRF2 click makes an ideal choice for wireless communication in home and building automation, as well as industrial monitoring and control.
Charger Click Board
The Charger click is an add-on board that comes integrated with two chips, one is a battery charger controller, and the other one is a battery charge monitor. The smaller chip MCP73831 is a miniature single-cell, advanced linear charge management controller that is commonly used is space-conscious and budgeted applications. This fully integrated Li-ion, Li-polymer charge management controller works with a programmable charge current from 15 mA to 500 mA. The larger chip DS2438 is a smart battery monitor, commonly used in portable computers, cell phones, consumer electronics, handheld instrumentation, etc. The board also features an on-board battery connector to facilitate connection. Charger click uses the unique 1-Wire interface, which requires only one port pin, for communication with the target microcontroller. The DS2438 has a unique silicon serial number, which allows several units to work on the same 1-Wire bus.
This permits multiple battery packs to be charged or used in the system simultaneously. It is designed to operate using a 5V power supply source.