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Click Boards

Enhance Hexiwear with GSM 4 click

15 Dec , 2016   Video

Hexiwear communicates over SMS

MikroElektronika already offers a wide range of click boards for GSM communication. GSM 4 click is the latest one. Like its predecessor 3G SARA, it carries a u-blox module. The difference between these two click boards is that GSM 4 supports 2.5G and 3G SARA supports 2.75G. You can get more information about GSM generations on […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

Successor Stronger Than Parent – CC3100

31 Oct , 2016  

There are always situations in real life when some old stuff — no matter what we’re talking about, whether it be sneakers or your favorite Hi-Fi amplifier — must be replaced with something newer and you think to yourself: “If I just can get the new one it will be at least as good as the old one was.” […]

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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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Click Boards

One Library for all Steppers

19 Aug , 2016  

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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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

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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Click Boards

Write SPI, Talk CAN, Read SPI – MCP25625

13 Jul , 2016   Video

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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Hardware & Electronics

Stepper Motors

12 Jul , 2016  

Electric motors are the most common way to translate electrical to mechanical energy and because of that they are everywhere around us. Fans, pumps, toys and electrical tools are just some examples. The main classification can be made by type of the power supply. DC motors are usually used where battery power is needed. AC motors […]

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Communication Interfaces

CAN Bus

22 Jun , 2016  

Why doesn’t my car have a USB port? What is this big connector that looks like something connected to a 90’s Television? Does that jack represent something better than most supported and favored USB or at least something simpler like UART? If you don’t know answers to this questions – this post if for you to learn what is the protocol that stands behind […]

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Embedded Development

Improve Your MikroC Skill – Part 2

15 Jun , 2016  

The first part of the tutorial introduced you to basic and most common operations that can improve basic skills and speed with the mikroC IDE. In this second part of our series, we will go through more specific options and tools that might not be found in other IDEs. These tools which can bring more then speed to your […]

Embedded Development

Improve Your MikroC Skill – Part 1

9 Jun , 2016  

Deep knowledge of a software tool is not a necessity to use it. Tasks can be carried out easily without expertise but deep knowledge means faster and more effective execution of a task. When you are charged with something to do, there are two paths: Easiest – less complexity but slower Complex – faster but more skill required […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

2G / 3G / 4G – Is it all about the speed

27 May , 2016  

Inside the first part of our trilogy about GSM we have said just a few words about history and newer generations ( 3G, 4G ) of mobile telecommunication technologies. This post will go through more details about every particular generation and differences between them. As you probably know, the G letter after the number means […]

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Click Boards

Energy and Cost Effective – TouchClamp

20 May , 2016   Video

TouchClamp click is a touch board that caries the MPR121 second generation NXP capacitive touch controller.  The board uses a very well known capacitive sensing technology, one we have already described in the CapSense article. Now this technology is starting to find its way into several innovative products such as the devices that change your desk into a PC interface device. […]

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