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.
Introduce the functionality of a real-time clock and calendar in the design with the RTC Board. This additional board includes a PCF8583 clock and calendar chip based on 240 x 8-bit RAM organized as 256 words by 8 bits. Driven by a battery cell (not the normal power supply), the operation of the real-time clock is enabled even when the MCU
RTC Click Board
The RTC Click is an accessory board designed to add time measuring functionality to the device. This click board has a PCF8583 serial real-time clock/calendar. The PCF8583 IC is a full binary-coded decimal (BCD) clock and calendar chip with 24- or 12-hour clock format with four-year calendar, based on a 2048-bit static CMOS RAM. For communication with the target board microcontroller, RTC Click uses the I2C interface. The board comes with an integrated 3V/230mA lithium battery that serves as a backup power supply. Even when the main power supply goes OFF, this backup power supply enables the device to function continuously. It is designed to use a 3.3V power supply, but can be used with 5V systems by soldering the PWR SEL SMD jumper to the 5V position.
RTC Click is an ideal choice for applications that require real-time clocks, calendars and programmed alarms.
RTC PROTO Board
Add real-time clock and calendar functionality to the design using the RTC PROTO Board. This accessory board employs a PCF8583 real-time clock and calendar chip that allows user to keep record of the current time even when the microcontroller is turned off. It features an alarm function and can be used to generate an interrupt as well. The real-time clock is driven by a coin-cell battery which is included.
This board allows easy and quick access to the real time and date along with corrections for leap year. RTC PROTO Board allows easy connection to standard prototyping boards using five pin pads that have a standard 0.1
The RTC2 is an add-on board featuring a low-power DS1307 serial real-time clock (RTC) that enables the microcontroller to keep the real time and date including corrections for a leap year and months with less than 31 days. The DS1307 aboard the RTC2 board is full binary-coded decimal (BCD) clock/calendar with 56 bytes of NV SRAM. The board has integrated power-sense circuit that detects power failures and automatically switches to the backup supply. The board has a female IDC10 connector to plug it into a development system. The RTC2 Board uses the serial I2C interface for communication to the microcontroller. There two options for location of the SCL and SDA pins; their position can be changed by soldering an SMD jumper. It works as extension of existing development boards in applications where real-time data is required. It is designed to operate using a 5V power supply only.
The RTC2 Board is an ideal choice for applications that involves use of real-time clocks, calendars, and programmed alarms.
RTC2 PROTO Board
Ideal choice for real-time clocks, calendars, and programmed alarms, the RTC2 PROTO Board provides seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month, and year information. Also, it automatically adjusted for months with fewer than 31 days, including corrections for leap year. It features a DS1307 serial real-time clock (RTC) with a built-in power-sense circuit for detecting power failures. It automatically switches to the backup supply to ensure all timekeeping functions continue, even when the power supply goes off. RTC2 PROTO Board has five pin pads that enable user to easily connect to standard prototyping boards. It features unpopulated pads and unsoldered male header pins.
The RTC2 PROTO Board features an alarm function featuring automatic power-fail detection. It uses the serial I2C interface for communication with your host microcontroller. This add-on board allows user to generate an interrupt and square-wave output signal.
Serial 7-Seg 8-Digit Board
Featuring eight 7-segment displays, the Serial 7-Seg 8-Digit Board is designed to provide
full control of the digit segments including decimal points. The board has a serial
input/output common-cathode display driverMAX7219 that interface microprocessors
to 7-segment numeric LED displays that allow display of 8 digits, bar-graph displays, or
64 individual LEDs. The Serial 7-Segment 8-Digit Board uses the industry standard
Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) for communication with a host microcontroller. The
display driver is connected to multiple common-cathodes LED displays. The board has a
flat cable that ends with IDC10 female header connector that ensures easy connectivity
with all MikroElektronika development boards. This elongated board features a single
row with eight 7-segment LED displays. It is designed to use a 5V power supply only. It
offers an ideal way to enhance your design by adding eight 7-segment digits while
saving microcontroller pins and processing power. Also, these seven-segment LED
viewing angle as compared to LCD displays.
displays are brighter, more striking and offer a far viewing distance as well as a wider
Serial 7-seg Display 2 Board
Add eight 7-segment displays to the design using the Serial 7-seg Display 2 Board. The onboard MAX7219 serial I/O common-cathode display driver can be used an interface between the microcontrollers and 7-segment LED displays of up to 8 digits by means of a 4-wire serial SPI interface. This display driver comprises of a BCD code-B decoder, multiplex scan circuitry, segment and digit drivers and 8x8 static RAM. The Serial 7-seg Display 2 Board is equipped with a flat cable with IDC10 female header connector on the end. This header connector design makes it compatible with all mikroElektronika development boards.
The Serial 7-Segment Display 2 Board highlights eight 7-segment digits displayed as two rows of four digits each.
Serial 7-seg Display Board
The Serial 7-Seg Display Board is a compact display board that employs a MAX7219 serial input/output common-cathode display driver. This display driver is used to create an interface between microcontrollers and 7-segment numeric LED displays. It uses SPI communication interface for communication between the additional board and a microcontroller. It also features four 7-segment LED displays arranged in a single row that allow the user to display digits. The Serial 7-Seg Display Board features a flat cable with IDC10 female header connector on the end, which makes it compatible with all new mikroElekronika development boards. It also provides easy adjustment of connector pinout using DIP switches.
This display board is an ideal choice for applications that require a four 7-segment digit display while saving microcontroller pins and processing power. Such applications include bar graph displays, industrial controllers, led matrix displays, panel meters, and so on.
Serial Ethernet 2 Board
Now introduce more speed and flexibility in Ethernet applications using the new Serial Ethernet 2 Board. Designed to easily connect MikroElektronika's development systems and prototyping boards, the board has an ENC624J600 10/100 Base-T Ethernet controller from Microchip. It also features an integrated MAC & PHY, hardware cryptographic security engines and a unique MAC address. The Serial Ethernet 2 uses the industry standard SPI for communication with the host controller. A series of onboard DIP switches allow user to select which pins will be used for SCK, MISO and MOSI lines. The Serial Ethernet 2 Board can be configured for use with 3.3V and 5V microcontrollers. A jumper J1 allows user to connect to any of the two power supply positions (3.3V or 5V). The onboard LEDs denote the power status as well as indicate data transfer through the Ethernet network.
With these features, Serial Ethernet 2 board is an ideal choice for high-speed Ethernet devices that requires low power consumption and high data rates.
Serial Ethernet Board
The Serial Ethernet Board is an Ethernet-to-SPI adapter for development system or prototype. The board has Microchip
Serial GLCD 240x128 Adapter Board
Enhance the design by connecting the large 240x128-pixel Graphic LCDs with Toshiba T6963C controller to the development system using the Serial GLCD 240x128 Adapter Board. It saves on the number of microcontroller pins needed for running the LCD using a MCP23S17 16-bit I/O expander provided onboard. This I/O expander is ideally suited for applications that demand higher throughput with 4-wire SPI clock speeds up to 10 MHz. Serial GLCD 240x128 Adapter Board features a port with an attached flat cable that has a 2x5 (IDC10) pin female header connector on the end. It is also equipped with an onboard potentiometer for controlling the display brightness.
Compatible with all mikroElektronika development boards, the Serial GLCD 240x128 Adapter Board supports operation using a 5V power supply source.