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Jul
28
32x32 RGB panels with 5 mm pitch now available
Posted by on 28 July 2016 04:29 PM
  We added another variation of the 32x32 RGB matrix that's compatible with Matrix RGB click. It's the same type of panel as the one we already introduced, just with a 5mm pitch instead of 6mm. The increased density of LEDs results in a smaller panel (160mm x 160mm compared to 190mm x 190mm). RGB matrices come in different varieties depending on whether you want to go for size or resolution. A smaller pitch will give you more LEDs per square inch but the entire panel will be smaller. You might want to use it for displays that are intended to be seen for a smaller distance. In this case, the difference is subtle. Go with what you feel is better. Matrix RGB click is the click we had a lot of fun with. If you want to learn to drive RGB LED matrices with mikroC, read our learn article where Corey explained the basics which he taught himself while recreating the classing brick destroying game. Sincerely Yours, MikroElektronika
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Jul
28
  Hexiwear was always a part of a trinity — the smartphone app and cloud connectivity being the other two pieces. To allow you to create more ambitious projects, WolkSense has now provided the source code for both applications on their GitHub page. You can use the source as a launching point to develop your own custom Hexiwear applications. Focus on a particular functionality, or just hack the interface to better fit with your taste. Use it with your favorite Android/iOS development environment. If you need to alter the firmware on the Hexiwear unit to fit your vision, you can get the source for that too, on our own GitHub channel. See the recording of the Writing your first program Hexiwear webinar to see how to get and set up all the tools you need. The webinar will be available in written form soon, for those who find it easier to follow that way. If you have an appealing project idea you are willing to share with others, you still have time to join the Hexiwear design contest on hackster.io If you are thinking more in lines of commercially viable projects, then you should head to HWTrek, where a Hexiwear program is under way. Consultations with NXP are part of the offer. Sincerely yours,MikroE
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Jul
27
LoRa 2 click released
Posted by on 27 July 2016 04:28 PM
  LoRa is a low-power wide area network technology that can cover entire cities. Using a spread spectrum modulation of the Sub-GHz band, it can support a range of more than 15km (in suburban or rural areas) or more than 5 km in urban areas. After we launched our first LoRa click, which works on European frequency bands, we got some great feedback on the library that came with it. A customer in Budapest created a public bike tracking system. LoRa 2 click is essentially the same solution — a Microchip LoRa modem — just made to operate on frequency bands legal in the new world (915 MHz). The board works with the same Libstock library as the first LoRa. The schematic is different because this one needs only one antenna. Other specifications are mostly the same. The learn article goes into more detail. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Jul
26
  HWTrek is an online platform that connects hardware enthusiasts, professionals and those that strive to become pro. It joins creators with industry experts who can offer help. In this case, NXP is in the role of the industry expert, offering Hexiwear as a design solution. The Hexiwear program on HWTrek gives you a chance to pitch a project, and get free Hexiwear samples in return. But not just that. You will get help in promoting your upcoming project, and you will be connected to a network of experts you can consult with. If your project is accepted for the program, NXP officials will contact you to schedule a 1-hour meeting for further discussions. This is a good opportunity for developers who want to use Hexiwear as a starting point for products intended to reach the market. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Jul
25
AudioAmp click released
Posted by on 25 July 2016 01:10 PM
  AudioAmp click is powered by a Texas Instruments LM48100Q-Q1 Boomer™ Mono, 1.3W Audio Power Amplifier chip. It takes a stereo signal from a 3.5mm stereo jack – you can try it with the line out from your PC. The dual inputs are mixed/multiplexed into a mono output that you can connect to a passive speaker with wires through the onboard screw terminals. The LM48100Q communicates with your target MCU through the mikroBUS™ I2C interface, giving you 32-step volume control over both input channels. So you can even mix a little bit. As an extra feature, the chip also has fault protection (protecting the hardware against short circuits). More details on the product page. The Libstock example is also ready and the schematic is on our Docs page. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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