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.
ETH Click Board
Add Ethernet functionality to your project with the ETH Click Board from MikroE. This accessory board is provided with a 28-pin, 10BASE-T stand-alone Ethernet controller, ENC28J60 by Microchip. Compliant with all of the IEEE 802.3 specifications, ENC28J60 chip uses the industry standard Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). The board also employs a Medium Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) that provides additional functionality. ETH Click has an 8-Kbyte transmit/receive packet dual port SRAM with configurable transmit/receive buffer size. The board communicates with the host controller through an interrupt pin and the SPI communication lines with clock rates of up to 20 MHz. The ENC28J60 aboard ETH Click supports programmable automatic retransmit on collision as well as programmable automatic rejection of erroneous packet. ETH Click includes standard RJ-45 connector and LEDs for transmit, receive and power. The integrated crystal oscillator ensures stable operation. It is designed to operate with a 3.3V power supply only.
ETH click is highly suitable for applications including VoIP, industrial automation, building automation, home control, security and instrumentation.
ETH WIZ Click Board
The ETH Wiz click is an add-on board that makes use of a single Wiznet
EVE Click Board
EVE click is a compact and easy solution to introduce graphics controller to the user design. It includes FT800Q graphics controller and additional modules arranged in mikroBUS form factor. The EVE (Embedded Video Engine) click features a 3-in-1 functionality integrated with display, audio and touch interfaces. It supports 12 widgets and provides transparency and anti-aliasing support. EVE click provides five-star graphics even on 8-bit microcontrollers with little Flash and RAM. It contains 40-pin flat cable connector for connecting 4.3" touchscreens (display not included in the package). EVE click communicates with the target board microcontroller through the mikroBUS SPI (MISO, MOSI, SCK, CS), INT, RST and AN lines. This accessory board supports use of 3.3V power supply only. The green LED diode shows the presence of power supply. EVE click also incorporates flat cable connector, LM4864 audio amplifier, LED diode as well as screw terminals for additional functionality.
It is an ideal choice for Point of Sales (PoS) machines, Multi-Function Printers (MFPs), home security systems, graphic touch pad, medical appliances, power meters, home appliance devices, and many more.
Expand 2 Click Board
EXPAND 2 click is an accessory board that includes MicroChip
Expand Click Board
The EXPAND Click Board is an add-on board featuring a Microchip MCP23S17 16-bit I/O expander with SPI clock speeds up to 10 MHz for higher rate of production of applications. For board address configuration, it uses three HARDWARE ADDRESS SEL jumpers that also allows for connection with up to eight devices on the bus. The interrupt-on-change feature is also supported by the controller. EXPAND click uses the SPI communication interface for communication with the on-board port expander. The 16 bidirectional I/O port bits are divided into two 8-bit ports (PORTA and PORTB). The user can choose to configure MCP23S17 to operate in the 8-bit or 16-bit mode. Acting as bidirectional I/Os, all the pins can be enabled for internal weak pull-up resistor and/or interrupt-on-change.
With these features, this board is an ideal choice for saving microcontroller pins, and expanding the number of input-output lines. EXPAND click board is designed to use a 3.3V power supply in the default position. For use with 5V systems, solder the PWR SEL SMD jumper to 5V position.
Note: For using I2C instead of SPI, check out the Expand 2 click using the MCP23S17 IC.
Fingerprint Click Board
Now integrate fingerprint identification in any user design with the Fingerprint click. The board incorporates the GTS-511E2 module, which is also known to be the thinnest optical touch fingerprint sensor available today. The GTS-511E2 module features a CMOS image sensor with a special lens and covering that records real fingerprints. It resists 2D fake fingerprint and provides a higher safety coefficient. On the underside of the Fingerprint click board, it has STM32 MCU for processing the images and forwarding them to the target MCU, or to a PC. A Windows app has been developed with some basic functionalities that enable the user to easily interface the device with the Windows machine. It supports a 3.3V power supply only. It can communicate with the target board microcontroller via UART (TX, RX) or SPI (CS, SCK, MISO, MOSI) lines.
The Fingerprint Click Board is well-suited for a wide range of applications, such as portable device, smartphone, door lock, suitcase, etc.
Flame Click Board
The MikroE Flame Click is a fire detection solution sensitive only to the infrared radiation from an open flame. This fire detector click board features a PT334-6B NPN silicon phototransistor covered in black epoxy. Being an infrared sensor, once properly calibrated, it can be used in a range of applications where you need to detect the presence of a high-heat source. Proper calibration can be done using the onboard potentiometer that allows the user to set up the exact detection threshold. When the threshold level is attained, the module send an interrupt to the target board's MCU through the mikroBUS INT pin. Otherwise, the sensor can also output a continuous analog signal through the mikroBUS AN pin.
Based on a highly sensitive phototransistor, Flame click has a faster reaction time than smoke or heat sensors, and thus makes for a good choice for electric fuse boxes, motor boxes, cameras, etc. It is designed to use either 3.3V or 5V power supply.