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Embedded Development

Raspberry Pi examples with click boards™

13 Nov , 2017  

Pi 3 click shield connects the world largest collection of add-on boards – click boards™ with one of the today’s most popular embedded platforms – Raspberry Pi. Here you can find library examples written in Python, a powerful language recommended even for the programming newcomers. With Pi 3 click shield you are adding two mikroBUS™ sockets to […]

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Let's Make

Matrix RGB click – How to adjust firmware

5 May , 2017  

The main advantage of distributing the open source code is that anyone who gets it can edit and improve the code for his own needs. In this additional article we will look deeper inside how current firmware works, what are the most important points and how to adjust it for your own needs. Main features […]

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Hexiwear communicates over SMS

Click Boards

Enhance Hexiwear with GSM 4 click

15 Dec , 2016   Video

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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Click Boards

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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RF Technologies & IOT

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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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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Click Boards

ECG click and mikroPlot – the complete solution for human heart data analysis

21 Oct , 2016  

The world of embedded technology is getting wider and wider by the year. More and more embedded systems are becoming a part of our everyday life, making it easier for us to do all the tasks that were once deemed impossible. One of the fields in which embedded technology is very useful is medicine. A […]

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Click Boards

Updated: 30+ click board-compatible development boards you didn’t know about

13 Oct , 2016  

It actually all started at a beach. MikroE’s founder, Neb, was in the same summer resort where the actor Mickey Rourke sometimes stayed (allegedly). After a Eureka moment, Neb sketched a mikroBUS™ pinout in sand. Like all Eureka moments, the sketch was the culmination of a long time spent wrestling with a problem. The type of problem that one thinks […]

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Communication Interfaces

I2C – Everything you need to know

15 Sep , 2016  

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

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

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

SpeakUp Click – Control the world with your voice!

5 Aug , 2016   Video

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  

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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Click Boards

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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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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