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.
CO (Carbon Monoxide) Click Board
CO click is a simplified way of adding a highly sensitive carbon monoxide (CO) sensor to the user
Color 2 Click Board
The Color 2 Click Board is a compact add-on board that allow the user to introduce colour sensing functionality to the design. It features an ISL29125 RGB colour light sensor that aids user to detect red, green and blue in a variety of lighting conditions. It outputs data from 5.7m lux-10,000 lux, providing an accurate spectral response by converting colours into 12 or 16-bit data. The user can select the range (narrower vs. wider bandwidth) and output resolution (12 vs. 16 bit). Featuring an integrated ADC, the Color 2 click rejects 50Hz and 60Hz flicker from artificial light sources. Along with that, ISL29125 chip has an IR blocking filter, which means it can reliably operate under dark glass covers. Color 2 click communicates with the target microcontroller through the mikroBUS I2C interface (SCL and SDA pins). A programmable interrupt pin provides additional functionality. It works using a 3.3V power supply only.
Color 2 click is an ideal choice for ambient light colour detector, dynamic display colour balancing, OLED display aging compensation, printer colour enhancement and many more.
Color Click Board
Add color sensing functionality to your device with the mikroE Color Click Board. This compact accessory board employs TCS3471 color light-to-digital converter sensor, three NPN resistor-equipped transistors, as well as RGB LED diode. With a resolution up to 16 bits, the TCS3471 color light sensor provides red, green, blue, and clear light sensing (RGBC) that detects light intensity under a variety of lighting conditions and through a variety of attenuation materials. Color click uses the mikroBUS I2C lines (SDA and SCK) to communicate with the target microcontroller, and uses 3 digital output lines to drive RGB LED. Featuring a programmable interrupt function, it reduces micro-processor interrupt overhead. The board is designed to use a 3.3V power supply only.
In the absence of any light source, RGB LED provides light for illumination of objects. Color click is an ideal choice for RGB LED backlight control, light color temperature monitor, industrial process control, medical diagnostic equipment, healthcare/medical, and many more.
Comparator Click Board
The Comparator click from MikroElektronika is a voltage comparator on a click add-on board carrying LM2903 chip. This LM2903 IC features two independent voltage comparators, two pairs of screw terminals (additional two screw terminals are for GND connections), and two potentiometers.
It can be used with either single or dual power supply over a wide range of voltages. The screw terminals allow the user to connect separate inputs, while the two potentiometers, placed between the screw terminals and the IC, configure the set point voltage. Each input has its own interrupt pin on the socket, i.e., one through the mikroBUS INT pin, the other in place of the default mikroBUS AN pin. The Comparator click is designed to use either a 3.3V or a 5V power supply.
Compass Click Board
Now add compass to your design using the new Compass click board from MikroElektronika to your design. This accessory board incorporates an ultra-compact LSM303DLHC e-compass module that showcases low power consumption and high performance. The module has a 3D digital linear acceleration sensor and a 3D digital magnetic sensor. It also features 3 magnetic field channels and 3 acceleration channels. Compass click provides a 16-bit data output through I2C serial bus interface.
Designed to just plug directly into a mikroBUS socket after soldering the header pins, the module features two independent programmable interrupt generators meant for free-fall and motion detection. The IC interface transmits readings, which are processed, and used to determine the earth's magnetic north pole. Compass Click communicates with the target board MCU through the mikroBUS I2C (SDA, SCL), INT and RST lines.
It makes an ideal choice for a range of applications, including a compensated compass, position detection, map rotation, pedometer, display orientation, and many more. It is designed to support 3.3V power supply only.
Counter Click Board
The Counter Click is an accessory board designed to keep the DC motor shafts in check. Featuring the LS7366R quadrature counter, Counter click board uses the mikroBUS SPI interface (CSK, MISO, MOSI), plus enable (CNT EN) and interrupt (LFLAG or DFLAG) pins for communication with the target board microcontroller. The 32-bit quadrature counter is to be used with a rotary encoder to quantify the speed and direction of rotation of DC motor shafts. It enables the user to calculate the number of rotations of a shaft precise when things get blur to the naked human eye. The rotary encoder on a DC motor outputs ENCA and ENCB signals which are out of phase to each other. For decoding the signal, the other end of these wires is connected to the pinout on the top of the board for interfacing with incremental encoders. In addition to ENCA and ENB, the pinout aboard the Counter click also an ENCI pin, which is a programmable index. The board is designed to operate using either a 3.3V or 5V power supply.
Counter click is an ideal choice for applications that include measurement of the direction and RPM of DC motor shafts.
Current Click Board
The mikroE Current Click is a complete electric current measurement solution that supports bandwidth up to 500 kHz. This add-on board includes a high-speed, voltage output INA196 current shunt monitor, a 12-bit resolution MCP3201 ADC, a low-dropout, micropower MAX6106 voltage reference, as well as two onboard screw terminals.
The package includes four shunts with different values: 0.05
DAC Click Board
The mikroE DAC Click Board is an easy and compact accessory board featuring MCP4921, a 12-bit single-channel digital-to-analog converter. Designed to ensure high accuracy and low noise performance, the MCP4921 module is a suitable choice for industrial applications where calibration or compensation of signals, such as temperature, pressure, and humidity. It operates an optional 2x buffered output. DAC Click communicates with the target board microcontroller using the SPI interface. The board contains two analog output screw terminals: Vout and GND. These data are converted to the appropriate voltage level in the range between GND and REFERENCE (VCC or 4.096V), which is proportional to the received 12-bit number. The board is designed to operate a 3.3V power supply by default. The user can solder the PWR SEL zero-ohm SMD jumper to the 5V position when using with 5V systems.
With these features, DAC click is an ideal choice for applications like set point or offset trimming, precision selectable voltage reference, motor control feedback loop, digitally-controlled multiplier/divider, calibration of optical communication devices, and many more.
DALI Click Board
The DALI Click from mikroE is an accessory board intended to provide Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) to your design. This board enables the user to control your home/office lighting. DALI Click is equipped with two optocouplers, push button and screw terminals. For communication with the target board microcontroller, the board uses four mikroBUS lines (RST, CS, PWM and INT). DALI Click supports the use of either 3.3V or 5V power supply, selectable by an SMD jumper. A green LED indicates the presence of power supply. A yellow LED indicates RX activity.
DALI, a data protocol and transport mechanism, works as a true standard for professional digital lighting and lighting control. It allows easy integration of equipment from different vendors by offering a common platform while reducing installation costs.
DALI Click requires 2 wires to devices for data transfer between MCU and devices by means of asynchronous, half-duplex, serial protocol. There can be up to 64 DALI devices on a single DALI network. Sites requiring more than 64 devices can be addressed as DALI subsystem (gateways).