MicroElektronika (mikroE) is a dynamic forward thinking embedded systems development tools company with its headquarters in Belgrade.
The company is unique by producing complete development tool suites; ranging from compilers, debuggers, development platforms and training materials for a wide range of microcontroller families including ARM Cortex, AVR, PIC, PIC32, dsPIC and FT90x architectures. Support is also directly available for a huge range of peripheral devices including displays, video cameras, temperature probes and multi-axis gyroscopes and accelerometers by the provision of low-cost Click Modules. Their objective is to make the transition for the developer to a new architecture as simple and efficient as possible. It achieves this by providing software library support and working examples for all supported interfaces and development systems.
MikroElektronika (mikroE) have been chosen as the development tool company of choice by many major semiconductor manufacturers as they appreciate the use of mikroE tools will speed up development of new projects. They are recognised third-party development partners of companies such as Atmel, Cypress, Microchip, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and official consultants to others including NXP.
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.
Flash Click Board
Introduce additional flash memory to the design with the Flash Click Board. This small accessory board offers an easy and reliable solution for externally storing large amounts of data to be used in the project. The board features an EN25F80 8 megabit serial flash memory with uniform 4 Kbytes sector architecture. Designed for applications that need high performance and low power consumption, it supports clock frequency up to 75 MHz. EN25F80 module comes with software and hardware Write protection that enable the user to Write Protect all or portion of memory via software. The memory is divided into 16 sectors, each containing 256 pages; each page is 256 bytes wide. Flash click communicates with the target board microcontroller through SPI interface. The board is designed to use 3.3V power supply only. The green LED diode denotes the power supply status.
Flash click is an ideal choice for a mass storage option in multimedia devices, drives, optical and printing devices.