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DALI 2 click Released

DALI is an international standardized protocol for intelligent digital lighting control, that enables an easy implementation of robust, scalable and flexible lighting networks. DALI stands for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface and it was first introduced in the late ‘90s. Since then, it has undergone a number of revisions. The most recent version of the DALI standard IEC 62386, is also known as DALI-2, which brings many new features to the existing DALI protocol.

The simplest DALI network consists of a controller and one or more slave devices, such as LED drivers, dimmers, and ballasts, equipped with DALI interfaces. DALI 2 click can be used to develop applications for controlling other slave nodes of the DALI network or to develop slave node applications that would respond to the commands sent by the master control unit. DALI 2 click offers a simple and reliable interface to DALI and DALI 2 communication bus, making it possible to dive into the world of intelligent lighting.

2018/02/16



MCP16331 INV click Released

MCP16331 INV click works as a buck-boost voltage regulator, a switching regulator topology that combines principles of the buck conversion (step-down) and the boost conversion (step-up). A buck converter outputs voltage that is smaller than the input voltage (steps down the input voltage). A boost converter outputs voltage that is greater than the input voltage (steps up the input voltage). By combining these two topologies, MCP16331 INV click is able to output a regulated DC voltage, which can be set in the code, for input voltage both greater and less than the output voltage.

A major difference between the MCP16331 INV click and another click with the same name - MCP16331 click, is that this click works in an inverting configuration, providing an output voltage which is negative in respect to the GND level. Negative voltage is often used in symmetrical power supply configurations - for powering up operational amplifiers and similar devices that require such type of power supply. This feature, as well as the excellent power switching efficiency, overtemperature protection, and a clean regulated voltage output makes this device an ideal solution for powering up any application that demands a negative voltage power supply.

2018/02/16



MRAM click Released

MRAM click features MRAM module which contains 262,144 magnetoresistive memory cells, organized into 32,768 bytes of memory. It means that MRAM click is a memory storage device with 32KB of memory space. The used memory module can withstand an unlimited number of write cycles, it has data retention period greater than 20 years and it can read and write to random addresses with no delay.

Besides these features that already mark this kind of memory modules a milestone in memory manufacturing technology, the device features data protection in case of power loss, block write protection, low power consumption and fast SPI interface that can theoretically work up to 40MHz. Because of its universal memory characteristics, MRAM click can be used both as a non-volatile storage media, or temporary RAM expansion for storing variables in any embedded application.

2018/02/16



Stepper 7 click Released

Stepper 7 click is a bipolar step motor driver. It features an H-bridge bipolar step motor driver, which supports full and half step control modes. Stepper 7 click also carries a port expander so that the communication can be done with a minimal number of pins, through the mikroBUS™ SPI bus.

Stepper 7 click offers thermal protection, integrated kickback voltage protection, it has a wide range of input voltage, protection against current shoot-through the H-Bridge and reasonably high current capability. These features make Stepper 7 click an ideal solution for driving motors in any application that demands a precise and safe step motor driver.
2018/02/16



Buck 2 click Released

Buck 2 click is a powerful step down DC-DC switching regulator. It gives a high precision regulated voltage at its output and it can handle an ample amount of current. Buck 2 click is highly configurable - the output voltage, maximum current limiting, and the switching frequency parameters can be controlled via the IC pins routed to the mikroBUS™ socket, providing a simple and secure connection to the host MCU.

The input voltage can range from 4.5V to 19V and the output can be set to work in several discrete steps, ranging from 0.7V to 3.3V. Features, such as the wide range of input voltages, pin configurable working parameters, internal soft start, thermal shutdown, hiccup mode short-circuit protection and high switching efficiency, make this device a perfect choice for any step-down application which demands reasonably high current and accurate voltage regulation with clean and ripple-free low voltage power supply - such as the embedded electronic devices, servers, routers, data storage devices, low power ICs and similar.

2018/02/16



PAC1921 click Released

PAC1921 click is a versatile power monitoring and measuring device intended for the high speed, low latency measurements. This device can measure current, voltage or the power of the connected load. PAC1921 click features an integrated average power measurement, it can output the measured properties in the form of a filtered analog voltage level by using 10bit DAC, provides 1x to 128x current binary gain, it has an integrated second order input ADC, automatic zero offset, and all the measured values are available through the serial SMBus/I2C interface.

With its very low margin of error, PAC1921 click is perfectly suited for measurement and monitoring of electrical properties in a wide range of different applications, such as the diagnostic equipment, power supplies, industrial and power management systems, notebook and desktop computers and similar applications where high speed, low latency measurements, and power monitoring is needed.

2018/02/16



OOK TX click Released

OOK TX click is a simple wireless transmitter that operates at the frequency of 433MHz (sub-GHz). This device allows realization of a simple, low-speed wireless ad-hoc communication network between a transmitter and compatible receiver, such as the OOK RX click. This device features a programmable transmit power in 1dB steps, On-Off Keying (OOK) modulation with power ramp-up control, and it complies with US (FCC) and Canada (IC) standards.

This kind of networking is widely used for remote low-speed communication, such as the remote keyless access, remote fan or light control, garage or gate doors control, unidirectional low data rate wireless links and similar applications where this kind of communication is applicable.

2018/02/16



OOK RX click Released

OOK RX click is a wireless receiver that operates at the frequency of 433MHz (sub-GHz). This device allows realization of a simple, low-speed wireless ad hoc communication network between a receiver and compatible transmitter. This device features an ASK/OOK demodulator, analog RSSI output, and integrated squelch capabilities.

This kind of networking is widely used for remote low-speed communication, such as the remote keyless access, remote fan or light control, garage or gate doors control, unidirectional low data rate wireless links and similar applications where this kind of communication is applicable.

2018/02/16



BATT-MAN click Released

BATT-MAN click is a very versatile battery operated power manager. When powered via mikroBUS™, it will charge the connected Li-Ion/Li-Po 3.7V battery, while providing the output voltage on all its outputs at the same time. The interesting feature of this device is that it can provide additional current to the connected load if the current provided from the mikroBUS™ socket is not enough. This is possible by utilizing the connected battery and by employing intelligent power routing algorithms of BATT-MAN click.

This click has several output voltage options - it can charge the connected battery from the mikroBUS™ power rails and it is very efficient when it comes to using 5V rail of mikroBUS™. It also has an EN Vout switch (SW1) that is used to enable the BATT-MAN click power outputs, even when the click is not connected to mikroBUS™. This allows for the click board™ to be used as the standalone battery-powered voltage regulator. BATT-MAN click can be used as a very efficient 5V battery charger and as a power supply for various portable devices and applications.

2018/02/01



ATA6570 click Released

ATA6570 click is an automotive diagnostic tool that allows CAN bus interfacing, in a series of click boards™ aimed towards automotive diagnostics. The click carries the ATA6570, a high-speed CAN transceiver that interfaces a Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. This IC has some unique features that make it a perfect choice for any embedded CAN application.

It supports both CAN and CAN FD protocol types, partial networking, local and remote wake up, an SPI interface for internal registers configuration, and it features six operating modes as well as the undervoltage and overtemperature protection. The power consumption is taken to a minimum, as the ATA6570 can power down the entire system until a valid wake-up frame is received - even on a busy CAN bus. The car battery supply pin and the CAN bus pins are protected from various interferences and voltage instabilities, typically observed in automotive systems. ATA6570 click provides you with a robust and reliable CAN bus interface.

2018/02/01



RS232 2 click Released

The RS232 communication standard is established back in the ‘60s, but thanks to its implementation on a wide range of devices - including PC motherboards, it gained a lot of popularity and it is still in use. Over time, this standard went through many revisions and the most recent revision is TIA-232-F (R2012). Although it was originally developed to connect teletypewriters and modems, nowadays it is used for serial communication between a wide array of different devices.

To implement the RS232 communication standard on the MCUs, it is necessary to convert the voltage levels to the levels acceptable for the modern MCUs. RS232 2 click performs full RS232 to UART signal conversion, allowing both 3.3V and 5V operation. Additionally, it features ±15 kV ESD protection for the RS-232 I/O pins. These attributes make this click a perfect solution for battery powered, hand-held and portable equipment, PDAs, palmtops, digital cameras, and other devices that still support the RS232 standard.

2018/02/01



Air quality 4 click Released

Air quality 4 click is an advanced air quality sensing device that combines multiple metal-oxide sensing elements on a chip to provide detailed information of the air quality parameters. This click can output a TVOC value readings as well as the CO2 equivalent concentration readings in an indoor environment. Besides these compensated attributes, the click can also output raw values of H2 and Ethanol in the air, that can be used to calculate gas concentrations, relative to a reference concentration.

The sensor used on Air quality 4 click is actually a complete system of sensors on a chip, featuring I2C interface, a temperature controlled micro hotplate, and two compensated and processed indoor air quality signals. It is produced using the proprietary CMOSens® technology, which provides very detailed information and robustness against air contamination. These attributes make Air quality 4 click a perfect solution for various air conditioning systems, ventilation systems and other IoT applications where accurate, detailed and reliable air quality readings are required.

2018/02/01



BOOST 2 click Released

BOOST 2 click is a DC-DC step-up (boost) regulator that has a fixed 5V output, which can be obtained from any low voltage input - such as NiCd, NiMH or one cell Li-Po/Li-Ion batteries. This click features very high efficiency, low noise and anti-ringing voltage output and inrush current limiting with the internal soft-start, as well as true disconnect option for minimized power drain, when in shutdown mode.

These features allow this device to be used as the power source for various battery-operated devices, especially for those which require 5V, such as the PIC® family of microcontrollers, various portable embedded electronic devices, handheld instruments, GPS modules, or various battery-operated USB emergency backup chargers. Very good switching efficiency factor ensures prolonged battery life for any application this device is used in.

2018/02/01



Cap Extend 3 click Released

Cap Extend 3 click features four capacitive sensor pads integrated on the PCB, that can sense touch through a variety of different materials. This click can sense touch through plastic, wood, or even metal, thanks to the proprietary Metal over Capacitive technology. All these materials can be used to protect the surface of the PCB and sensor pad traces, allowing implementation of all kinds of human-machine interfaces and seamless integration of the touch-sensitive buttons into various kinds of front panels. The click also features a connector used for connecting to external sensors.

Features like the multi-stage active noise suppression filtering, automatic environmental compensation, high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and support for a wide range of sensor pad shapes and sizes, allow this device to be used as a reliable replacement for buttons or switches in many applications, including light switches, office equipment and toys, display and keypad backlight activation, and similar applications where a reliable and aesthetically pleasing button alternative is required.

2018/02/01



DC Motor 8 click Released

DC Motor 8 click is a DC motor driver. It can drive simple DC motors with brushes, providing them with a significant amount of current and voltage up to 40V. The click has one control input, that uses the PWM signal from the host MCU. It uses the half-bridge topology to regulate the speed of the motor rotation, employs advanced dead-time circuitry that monitors the output stage, providing maximum switching efficiency and features an advanced technique to avoid shoot-through currents.

Features, such as high-efficiency factor, low overall power consumptions and complete isolation of the output stage, enable this device to be used in various battery operated handheld tools, fans and in general - whenever a powerful and reliable DC motor driver is required.

2018/02/01



V to Hz click Released

V to HZ click is a device that turns analog voltage into a pulse wave signal of a certain frequency. It has a linear response, so applying a voltage in a range of 0 to 5V on its input, will result in generating the pulse train with frequency linearly proportional to the input voltage. This click features very good linearity, covers a frequency range from 10Hz to 10 kHz and it has a good temperature stability.

These features allow this device to be used in various voltage to frequency applications: it can be used in various applications in instrumentation, industrial, and automation markets. It is well suited for use in AD conversion, long-term integration, linear frequency modulation, voltage-to-frequency conversion and it can be used as the variable clock signal generator.

2018/02/01



Brushless 6 click Released

Brushless 6 click is designed to drive a three-phase sensorless, brushless motor, also known as the BLDC motor. The motor rotation is controlled by receiving driving commands via the incoming PWM signal. This click board fully controls the rotation of the BLDC motor by utilizing the onboard MCU ATmega8A, an 8-bit MCU from Microchip. The onboard MCU outputs are not adequate to power on the coils of the BLDC motor directly, so this MCU is used to control the power circuitry, instead. This circuit consists of 6 MOSFET transistors, used to switch the power from an external power source to the appropriate stator coils.

The advantages of the BLDC motors over the other types of DC motors are many. Thanks to their contactless design, BLDC motors last longer and because of the superior rotational speed and torque properties, BLDC motors are widely used for high-speed, lightweight applications such as the drive motors for drones, electronic cooling equipment, small house appliances, robotics and similar applications. The Brushless 6 click provides an easy and elegant solution for driving BLDC motors.

2018/01/19



Charger 5 click Released

Charger 5 click is designed to charge Lithium-Ion and Lithium-Polymer batteries. Besides the overvoltage and undervoltage protection, reverse discharge and overtemperature protection, automatic recharge and end of charge safety timer, the click also introduces the fast charging feature to the line of click board™ charger products. Charger 5 click uses a programmable digital potentiometer for adjusting the fast charging constant current, which can be set from 100 mA to 950 mA, via the SPI interface.

Charger 5 click carries the MCP73113, a single-cell Li-Po/Li-Ion battery charge IC from Microchip, along with the digital potentiometer chip labeled as MCP4161, from the same company. This click can be used to easily and securely charge and fast-charge batteries on many different devices that use 3.7V Li-Po/Li-Ion batteries.

2018/01/19



EEPROM 4 click Released

EEPROM 4 click is 2,097,152 bits on a click board™, organized into 262,144 bytes. In other words, this click board™ is an EEPROM memory medium with the capacity of 256 KB. The used EEPROM module has very good endurance and it can withstand 1,000,000 write cycles, with the data retaining period of about 40 years. The EEPROM module on this click can work with power supply voltage ranging from 1.7V to 5.5V, it features the self-timed write cycles, doesn't require erase before writing, has a dedicated write protect pin for hardware protection of stored data, and has a dedicated hold pin used for holding the data transfer.

EEPROM 4 click is aimed towards industrial and commercial applications, which require low voltage and low power operational capabilities. It can be used for any kind of temporary or permanent data storage for various embedded electronic devices, simple data logging, storing various working parameters of a module or device, safeguarding the sensitive data in case of a power cycle, and other similar applications where EEPROM memory is needed.

2018/01/19



MIC33153 click Released

MIC33153 click is a DC-DC adjustable step-down (buck) converter that is designed to deliver a substantial amount of current to very demanding loads, with the voltage output up to 3.5V. The ultra-fast transient response and the ripple free output voltage are some of the main features of this DC-DC step-down converter. The proprietary HyperLight Load™ technology allows very efficient step-down conversion even for very light loads.

This adjustable DC-DC step-down converter click board™ has a very specific field of applications in which it gives the best results. Due to its ripple free voltage output and very high conversion efficiency, it is designed to be used as the power supply for the various portable GPS devices, mobile handsets, portable media and mp3 players, wireless LAN cards and similar applications that demand very clean power supply and high step down DC-DC conversion efficiency factor.

2018/01/19