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Communication Interfaces

UART – Serial communication

28 Sep , 2016  

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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  

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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, Featured

Microcontrollers have a Heart too

7 Sep , 2016  

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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  

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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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Featured, Introduction

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

23 Aug , 2016  

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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  

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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  

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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

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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 UART protocol 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.   […]

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Click Boards

SpeakUp Click – Control the world with your voice!

5 Aug , 2016   Video

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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  

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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  

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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

SPI Bus

22 Jul , 2016  

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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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Click Boards

MCP2003B Click – Implement the LIN protocol

20 Jul , 2016  

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LIN, short for Local Interconnect Network, is a network protocol used in serial communication between different components inside of vehicles. “Wait, isn’t CAN used in vehicles?” yes, somewhere, but implementing CAN protocol between all the components of a car turned out to be too expensive for manufacturers, so an agreement had to be made. Most […]

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MikroE Tools & Solutions

Bootloaders

15 Jul , 2016  

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Have you ever dual-booted a computer? Or have you ever wondered how your computer knows to load your loaded operating system? It is all done with a form of bootloader. Whether it is Linux running on your desktop PC, or “LED blinking” on your Clicker 2, bootloaders are what control how it all begins.

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Click Boards

Write SPI, Talk CAN, Read SPI – MCP25625

13 Jul , 2016   Video

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SPI bus is a favorite amongst most developers inside the embedded world. One master, many slaves and high speed opens a wide variety of possible peripherals. Displays, sensors, and flash memories are some of the most common ones. In this case the peripheral will be MCP25625, Microchips’ controller and integrated transceiver for the CAN bus. The introduction to the CAN bus […]

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