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Aug
26
M-BUS RF click released
Posted by on 26 August 2016 10:52 AM
  Humanity is trying to build the Internet of Things in order to reach consumer heaven, but we are running into the same problem as the people who tried to build the Tower of Babel – there are so many different wireless standards and protocols that don’t understand each other that it’s difficult to build a single grand unified network of things. But these protocols don’t spawn spontaneously. Each one is a reaction to a particular market demand. Just as Eskimos have 10 words for snow and Serbians have 100 words for specific cousins, each wireless protocol has features to address specific challenges. The original wired Meter-Bus was designed for remotely reading utility meters. The Wireless M-BUS is laying the groundwork for a new Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). M-BUS operates on unlicensed frequency bands that enable long range wireless communications. Radio waves at this frequency are able to reach meters in remote locations such as behind building walls or under the ground. Specifically, the Telit ME 70-169 module on M-BUS click operates at a frequency between 169.400 and 169.475 MHz. It has a declared range of up to 20 km. You can find more details on the product page. Wireless modules tend to be complex on their own. To simplify development and deployment we developed a library. You can download it from Libstock. To fully appreciate it, read the article on learn.mikroe.com that explains how it works and helps you understand and utilize the multitude operating modes of the Me 70-169 module. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Aug
25
Diff pressure click released
Posted by on 25 August 2016 04:10 PM
  Diff click has two ports for industry standard pressure tubing. For rough testing you could also use two straws. Like a cocktail for two, a friend and you could blow through two straws to determine who has more lung capacity. The upper port is P1 and the lower is P2. P2 should be the referent pressure gauge, labeled vacuum in the data sheet. So P1 should be larger than P2, otherwise you would get a negative reading. These kinds of devices are useful for monitoring machinery. The data sheet lists measuring water levels in washing machine as an example. In case the second tubing port is redundant for you, don't forget that we have Manometer click with a single port. As always, we provided a Libstock example to get you started. The schematic is on the Docs page and the remaining pages on the product page. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Aug
24
UV 2 click released
Posted by on 24 August 2016 10:02 AM
  UV 2 click, like it’s predecessor, measures both types of ultraviolet light. UV A comprises about 95% of UV light that reaches us, but UV B is the one causing sunburns. The board carries a VEML6075 CMOS chip that incorporates a photodiode, amplifiers and ADC. The resulting output (through I2C) is a 16-bit digital value proportional to the intensity of UV. Another improvement compared to the original UV click is that this chip has temperature compensation capabilities for keeping the output stable under changing temperature conditions. This makes it reliable for long-term measurement, great for data-logging weather-stations. Since it’s a powerful chip, the design of the board is fairly simple. You can see the schematic on the docs page. The code example is on Libstock. An overview of specifications is on the product page. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Aug
23
Introduction to soldering
Posted by on 23 August 2016 04:35 PM
  Today we interviewed one of our resident soldering experts. We wanted to create a simple introductory guide to soldering through-hole components to cover the essentials in a concise manner. The resulting article explains how to choose a proper soldering iron tip, soldering wire, and what to do with them. What you are aiming for is correct timing and a nice cone-like solder joint. A few guidelines is everything you need to start. Afterwards, it all comes down to practice. We will continue on the same subject so please give us feedback on what you want to see. What else do you want to read? Our goal is to diversify the content on learn.mikroe.com. To give you material that isn't strictly related to MikroE products but more universally applicable. To that end, please let us know what you would like to read on learn.mikroe.com. We interviewed our staff to determine who's an expert on what. We will cross-reference that list with the list containing all the answers to this mini survey. Loading... Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Aug
23
  Today we interviewed one of our resident soldering experts. We wanted to create a simple introductory guide to soldering through-hole components to cover the essentials in a concise manner. The resulting article explains how to choose a proper soldering iron tip, soldering wire, and what to do with them. What you are aiming for is correct timing and a nice cone-like solder joint. A few guidelines is everything you need to start. Afterwards, it all comes down to practice. We will continue on the same subject so please give us feedback on what you want to see. What else do you want to read? Our goal is to diversify the content on learn.mikroe.com. To give you material that isn't strictly related to MikroE products but more universally applicable. To that end, please let us know what you would like to read on learn.mikroe.com. We interviewed our staff to determine who's an expert on what. We will cross-reference that list with the list containing all the answers to this mini survey. Loading... Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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