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Fingerprint click – the complete biometric solution

7 Dec , 2016  

Biometric security is definitely a thing of the future, from fingers to eye retinas, even earlobes can be used to uniquely identify a human being. That is why we have decided to offer our customers a platform to develop biometric systems as efficiently as possible – get familiar with the Fingerprint click. The click carries the […]

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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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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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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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MCP2003B Click – Implement the LIN protocol

20 Jul , 2016  

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

How to use the merged IDE (Visual TFT and compilers in one app)

4 Jul , 2016  

======================================================================= UPDATE: This article is a walkthrough for using the new unified IDE that has Visual TFT and compilers merged into a single app. Currently, mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal for FT90x, dsPIC and PIC have this option. In time, all compilers will be updated. ======================================================================= Up until now Visual TFT and the compiler IDE have been […]

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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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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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RF Technologies & IOT

Access the World Wide Web easily with WiFi 5 Click

19 May , 2016   Video

Ever since the start of the MikroE. Learn pages, we have covered a significant number of radio modules. We went over Bluetooth Low Energy, LoRa RF, GSM, EnOcean and NRF. Today, we are going to cover one more radio: WiFi 5 click board.  We will not go into depth on how WiFi actually works, for this occasion, […]

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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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RF Technologies & IOT

Bluetooth Low Energy – Part 3: BLE 2 Click

13 May , 2016  

In the first part of this 3-part series, I gave a brief introduction to the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol. We went over how the messages look like, what the different layers of communication are, and what communication is BLE best suited for. Then, in the second part, I made a tutorial for working with the […]

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Click Boards

Industrial Solution for all that Pressures You

12 May , 2016  

In industrial applications, having accurate pressures becomes a critical thing. The issue becomes all to real when your chemical reactor goes a few pounds over the desired, pressure gets too low in your robotic actuator, or pneumatic braking is lost due to lack of force. What is needed in these situations is not only an […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

EnOcean – Energy Harvesting Wireless Solution

6 May , 2016  

When it comes to embedded development, radios are something which is often highly complex and difficult to master. There is a whole ocean of requests and responses, definitions and setups, a two digit number of source files, just to get a byte transferred over the air, for starters. Over the years, a lot of radio protocols […]

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Make Your Robot Speak – Text to Speech

28 Apr , 2016  

Speech synthesis – production of the human voice from non human objects. It’s one of the more popular developments through computer history is the reproduction of the human sound. The basic idea starts in 18th century when Russian professor Christian Kratzenstein created an apparatus based on the human vocal tract to demonstrate the physiological differences involved in […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

GSM – Part 3 : GSM 2 Click

26 Apr , 2016  

The second part of this tutorial introduced our AT parser and the idea of a GSM engine. For our final chapter in exploring GSM we will go through the adaptation of the engine for a specific GSM module. All adaptation should reside inside a single file. In this case, that single file is named  gsm_adapter.c. The implementation requires some deep analysis and […]

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