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ECG click and mikroPlot – the complete solution for human heart data analysis

21 Oct , 2016  


The world of embedded technology is getting wider and wider by the year. More and more embedded systems are becoming a part of our everyday life, making it easier for us to do all the tasks that were once deemed impossible. One of the fields in which embedded technology is very useful is medicine. A […]

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Click Boards

Updated: The 25 click board-compatible development boards you didn’t know about

13 Oct , 2016  


It actually all started at a beach. MikroE’s founder, Neb, was in the same summer resort where the actor Mickey Rourke sometimes stayed (allegedly). After a Eureka moment, Neb sketched a mikroBUS™ pinout in sand. Like all Eureka moments, the sketch was the culmination of a long time spent wrestling with a problem. The type of problem that one thinks […]

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Let's Make

SMS Alarm

6 Oct , 2016  


If you are a beginner this is probably the best starting point for you. It is always nice and interesting to make something useful. The project works with a motion sensor which reports its’ own state through a simple GPIO pin. Then we have the Relay click board which can also be controlled with simple GPIO pins […]

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Communication Interfaces

UART – Serial communication

28 Sep , 2016  


Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter or UART for short represents the hardware – integrated circuit, used for the serial communication through the serial port. UART is a standalone integrated circuit (IC) but also as a part of microcontrollers. It is important to understand the difference between standalone UART modules and the UART modules integrated in MCU modules, and how MCU modules usually […]

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Communication Interfaces

I2C – Everything you need to know

15 Sep , 2016  


There is no need for a wordy introduction to I2C protocol. We all know it’s main parts – 2 wires, multiple slaves, sometimes multiple masters, up to 5MHz of speed. Often so have we all implemented an I2C connection. Still, every now and then, there’s that module that just won’t work. This time, we will do […]

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Click Boards

Microcontrollers have a Heart too

7 Sep , 2016  


Heart rate sensors are an interesting way to use IR LEDs (Infared Light-Emitting Diodes) and photo diodes to find a hearts’ pulse. Amazingly, the intensity of light received through the photo diode is actually different depending on how much blood is in your arteries. In this blog we will cover a photodiode’s basic operation, and how […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

Wireless M-Bus

26 Aug , 2016  


M-Bus ( Meter-Bus ) communication is a European Standard for remote readings of gas, water or electricity meters. M-BUS RF click uses the Telit ME70-169 with its’ own protocol stack already installed on the module. We have written a library to use this click for very easy sending and receiving of data, and anything else […]

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Hardware & Electronics

Through Hole Soldering – learn how to do it once and for all

23 Aug , 2016  


Ever had troubles with soldering your components? Solder wire dripping? Components getting burned? Well, worry not, because in this article we will teach you whatever there is to know about how soldering works, and to master the art of soldering! Today we will go over Through-hole soldering (TH Soldering). For starters, let’s get to know […]

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Click Boards

One Library for all Steppers

19 Aug , 2016  

Type Stepper 3 clickM4

In the introduction to stepper motors we showed the basics of how they work. Now we need the software that will control our motors. As of today we have three stepper click boards. This article will introduce you how to use the reworked AccelStepper library (a very good and popular lib) to build your own complete solution. The library is reworked in […]

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MikroE Tools & Solutions

Multimedia with FTDI – The new mikromedia for FT900 is here!

12 Aug , 2016  


In march of 2015, MikroElektronika first announced full support for FTDI’s FT90x chips. MikroElektronika released the set of compilers: mikroC, mikroPascal and mikroBasic for FT90x. Along came the development boards: the EasyFT90x, we also added the Clicker2 for FT900. The circle was almost complete, until now: the mikromedia plus for FT900 is finally out! Now we […]

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Click Boards

MCP2542 – Use All Benefits of CAN Bus

9 Aug , 2016   Video


Benefits that CAN bus brings in comparison to other serial protocols are already explained at first CAN bus article. Most of that benefits alongside with simplicity of the MCU’s UART module can be found on MCP2542 click board. This click board can be observed like hybrid of CAN and UART which brings all the best from both.   MCP2542 […]

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Click Boards

SpeakUp Click – Control the world with your voice!

5 Aug , 2016   Video


Handsfree technology has always been the helping of people with much to do. Sometimes you just can’t reach that switch, or you have your hands full with groceries and just can’t press that button. Either way, you need an alternative to pressing a button. One of those beautiful alternatives was the human voice – it […]

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Click Boards

Three Electronic Helpers

4 Aug , 2016  


Right now we are offering more than 200 click boards. The majority of them have a single chip or module that carries the functionality of the entire board, but this time we have something really unique compared to all other click boards. C Meter, Ammeter and R Meter clicks (the last one yet to be released) […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

LoRa 2 – IOT All Over The World Now

27 Jul , 2016  


Reserved frequency bands are different from region to region. For example, the first LoRa click board can not be used in the US because of their laws. That’s why we are introducing the new LoRa 2 click board. This LoRa module has the same firmware like the previous one so this will be just a short […]

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Communication Interfaces


22 Jul , 2016  


One of the most popular communication protocols for communicating with clicks or other MCUs is SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface).  Communication is implemented with a SPI Master and one or multiple SPI slaves. In this blog, we will talk about how SPI communication is used. For clarity, we will look at some examples of SPI communication from datasheet, to […]

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