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Post by: Corey Lakey

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RN52 Media Station

10 Nov , 2016  

Bluetooth is one of the easiest and most common ways to connect your embedded project over a wireless signal. Sometimes bluetooth can be used to communicate between two modules in an IoT environment or a simple controller for an embedded hobbyist, but in the case of BT Audio click it makes implementing streaming audio over bluetooth easier […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

What is RFID?

4 Nov , 2016  

Since 1974 the barcode has been the most widely used UPC scanner in the world. Although barcodes are great, they can only be read from a very close range, and only unique to the specific type and brand of a product. With RFID chips, each product can have a unique ID and be read without […]

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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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Communication Interfaces

SPI Bus

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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MikroE Tools & Solutions

Bootloaders

15 Jul , 2016  

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

Matrix RGB Panels

1 Jul , 2016  

Today, let’s talk about LED Matrices with MikroElektronikas’ MatrixRGB Click. The Click is designed to take the load off of the host MCU and make driving a matrices with ease. Whether it be a single pixel with a color, text displayed at any point on the screen, or an RGB 565 formatted bitmap, it is all made […]

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Click Boards

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

30 Jun , 2016  

With the Compass 2, you will never again be lost while sitting at your desk. Program away without fear of losing your direction. A magnetometer is used to determine the direction it is facing. In this blog, we will talk about how to use the Compass 2 with the library provided by MikroElektronika, if you’d like […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

The 2G Sunset is Near

3 Jun , 2016   Video

The end is near for 2G, so that our 3G and 4G devices have more room to spread their legs and allow for faster and newer technologies to grow. The average 2.75G speed is 384 kbit/s for download and 60 kbit/s for upload, while 3G is 7.2 Mbit/s for download and 2 Mbit/s for upload speed. If that is not […]

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Click Boards

MEMS Sensors: Conversion of the Physical World to the Digital World

26 May , 2016  

MEMS sensors or Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems are the sensors and actuators at the bare metal of embedded systems. MEMS are used for airbag systems, automatic door locks, security systems , earthquake detection, inkjet printers, kitchen appliances, and of course computer peripherals. In this blog we will explore the different ways you can use MEMS sensors. We […]

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Click Boards

This NAND, NOR that NAND

18 May , 2016  

Flash memory is the new normal, but it is a misunderstood technology when it comes to how the memory works. We are going to shed some new light on an old idea and hopefully expand your understanding of what makes for a read and write. Introduction When memory first arrived on the scene, a few […]

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Embedded Development

Lets Talk PID

11 May , 2016  

Ever wonder how your oven keeps the temperature you set perfectly over time?  PID ( Proportional, Integral, Derivative ) controllers can be used to regulate flow, temperature, pressure, level, and many other variables that need to maintain a value over time, with the least amount of error as possible. In this blog we will discuss how […]

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Communication Interfaces

Virtual COM Ports

5 May , 2016  

Virtual COM ports are great for those projects when you need to establish communication with an embedded project, and have no UART peripheral on your board, besides the USB you programmed with. The USB Communications Device Class ( CDC ) can be used to make a USB device look like a RS-232 connection, enabling the user to communicate through […]

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Click Boards

Led Matrices

31 Mar , 2016  

Matrices are some of the coolest ways to play with LEDs when it comes to MCUs. It is also difficult to create smooth and pretty LED pictures or font on matrices without a library. With a good library you can make the leds look like any character you want, and even draw pictures. The math […]

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