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BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY – PART 4: BLE 3 click

8 Nov , 2016  

Bluetooth low energy is becoming one of the most popular radio protocols for low power devices. Several sensors can all communicate to a central tablet/pc/smartphone very efficiently using BLE. This makes BLE very useful for creating a controlled environment full of embedded devices: every engineer’s dream. The first of such radio devices implemented in our click […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GSM – Part 2 : AT Parser

18 Apr , 2016  

The basic idea of a GSM engine is to make something that will control a modem’s behavior. Like an engine for a car that can be used inside another car the parsing engine is for AT commands. For that kind of job, we need to focus on creating the basic core. The core provides the lower level workings […]

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GSM – Part 1 : Introduction

11 Apr , 2016  

GSM represents the global standard for mobile communications. It is developed by European Telecommunications Standards Institute in early 1990s to describe the protocols for the 2nd generation of digital cellular networks.

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Bluetooth Low Energy – Part 2: BLE P Click

4 Apr , 2016  

BLE P Click Library Demo from mikroElektronika on Vimeo. Last week, we did a (not so) brief introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy, the super efficient younger brother of Bluetooth. Every radio module is complicated and involves multiple functioning layers.  We went over all the layers, from physical and link layers on the controller then the […]

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Bluetooth Low Energy – Part 1: Introduction To BLE

25 Mar , 2016  

The world of wireless devices is rapidly spreading day by day. Ever since the invention of radios, different companies and research centers have had the same goal outlined for their engineers and scientists: create the most efficient, the most successful, and hence – the top selling radio module on the market. What defines a great […]

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