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Sep
29
mikroBUS™ shield for PHP on Chip
Posted by on 29 September 2016 02:04 PM
  PHPoC stands for "PHP on chip". It's a scripting language based on PHP developed by Sollae Systems from Korea. The syntax is very similar to real PHP, but adapted for IoT. So, not only it can be used to develop dynamic web pages, but it can also be used to monitor and control electronics, through the compatible PHPoC board. The PHPoC board comes in two flavors, a blue one for wireless WiFi applications and a black one for wired ethernet applications. Both boards run on an STM32 Cortex-M4 MCU that runs on 168 MHz with 512 KB of Flash and 192KB of SRAM. The MCU has a built-in interpreter for PHPoC. Now, if you want to extend the range of sensors and transceivers that can be added on PHPoC Blue or Black, just get a compatible mikroBUS™ shield. The PHPoC forums have two examples of the shield in use. One with a color sensor, the other with a temperature and humidity sensor For more information, visit the official PHPoC website. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Sep
28
Voltmeter click released
Posted by on 28 September 2016 09:54 AM
  The first Voltmeter was invented by Andre-Marie Ampere, while the last Voltmeter (at time this post was published) was invented by an engineer named Mirko Grba, who also made Ammeter click that measures Andre’s Amperes. Voltmeter click has a self-explanatory name. We should only add that it’s strictly for measuring Direct Current, within a 0-24V range (both positive and negative charges). As with previous something something meter clicks (excluding RF Meter), this one also has several components that do the work (instead of a single chip that carries the whole functionality). A voltage – proportional to the input charge – is generated across the last two resistors. From there it is sent to the differential amplifier that further intensifies the difference between the two inputs (+/-). The resulting values are passed through a 12-bit ADC and are exactly 33 times lower then the exact voltage, but your target MCU can do the simple math to get you the exact voltage. Get more details on the product page. The Libstock library is also ready. And as a reminder, here are the previous meter clicks: - RF Meter - C Meter - R Meter - Ammeter Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Sep
27
docs.mikroe.com homepage redesigned
Posted by on 27 September 2016 10:32 AM
  It's been a few months since we decided to publish user documentation on a wiki page. The page has been growing steadily since. It proved to have several benefits compared to printed documentation. As of recently, we also started publishing more varied kinds of documentation. One recent example is the Software Roadmap page, where you can find details about upcoming compiler updates. We have also added guides for all the different types of Software licenses.. The benefit of the wiki platform is that content can be updated and expanded very quickly, keeping all the manuals up to date. The platform is also accessible and readable from all kinds of devices. For those who like to have printed aids, all the schematics are supplied in print-ready A4 PDFs. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Sep
26
How to stack click boards, a concise guide
Posted by on 26 September 2016 03:42 PM
  This microcontroller-projects post was written with the Microchip Express board in mind, but it doesn't matter. The rules and guidelines for stacking clicks on top each other can be applied to any mikroBUS™ socket. The mechanical considerations are obvious, but worth pointing out. As for the electrical, the short of it is this: click boards with an I2C interface are easiest to stack, you just have to pay attention to the value of the pull-up resistor. SPI clicks are not stackable, due to the colliding CS pins. Otherwise, if communication pins don't overlap, you can mix and match clicks with different interfaces. Read the entire post on microcontroller-projects.com, bookmark it in your favorite note taking app, and start stacking. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Sep
23
6DOF IMU 2 click released
Posted by on 23 September 2016 09:59 AM
The IMU consists of a state-of-the-art 3-axis, low-g accelerometer, and a low-power 3-axis gyroscope, designed for 6-axis and 9-axis applications. The BTI160 also includes built-in power management unit (PMU) for advanced power management and power-saving modes, as well as allocated FIFO buffer of 1024 bytes for handling external sensor data. 6DOF IMU 2 click communicates with the target MCU through the I2C or SPI bus (user-selectable), with additional functionality provided by the INT pin (for enhanced autonomous motion detection).The board is designed to use a 3.3 power supply only. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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