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Jul
31
3D Motion click, a 9-axis sensor fusion hub
Posted by on 31 July 2015 03:44 PM
  The MM7150 module onboard 3D Motion click combines a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer together with a motion coprocessor. The coprocessor has sensor fusion algorithms that filter, compensate and combine the data from each sensor. The resulting output accurately and reliably quantifies motion through 3D space. You can also access raw data from individual sensors (the module incorporates a Bosch BMC150 accelerometer and a Bosch BMG160 gyroscope). However, the motion coprocessor fixes the potential drawbacks of each individual sensor — the algorithms suppress magnetic distortion, cancel gyroscope drift, all the while performing background calibration. What you get in the end is a way to easily design and develop devices that require motion or positioning data. Robotic hands and wii-style remote controllers come to mind, but also wearable sports gadgets (quantify that perfect forehand, dance move, or karate kata). More details on the product page. Libstock examples are also ready. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Jul
30
Barometer click released
Posted by on 30 July 2015 12:28 PM
  Barometer click carries LPS25HB, the type of sensor you’ll find in airplanes, alpine watches, but also weather stations. It’s a highly sensitive piezoelectric absolute pressure sensor that can detect as little as 0.01 hPa RMS in high resolution mode. The measurement range is from 260 to 1260 hPa (a hectopascal is equal to a milibar) A barometer and altimeter are essentially the same thing. The only difference is whether you use it as a stationery device to monitor changes in atmospheric pressure (to brace yourself for a headache if you see a declining trend) or, as a portable sensor to gauge altitude (the pressure drops the higher you go; the value at sea level is used as a reference point). Barometer click is versatile enough to be suitable for your design whichever way you go. The board can use either SPI or I2C interfaces. There’s also an interrupt pin which could be configured in two ways: (1) to send an alert when a certain threshold value is reached; or (2) to send a signal whenever there’s a change in pressure values (this is done to reduce power consumption). More details are available on the product page. Some code to start with is also available on Libstock. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Jul
30
PIC compilers live update, version 6.6.2
Posted by on 30 July 2015 07:04 AM
  A quick note, just to let you know what's happening. If you had been following our news for the previous few weeks, you've noticed that we updated compilers, one after the other. After this one, there's only PIC32 left. PIC compilers get a tiny upgrade, because they have been updated recently, so they already have all the features we implemented in compilers this year. PIC32 will be a different story though. Stay tuned. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Jul
29
IrThermo 2 click released
Posted by on 29 July 2015 12:17 PM
  The name is Click. IrThermo 2 click. It carries TI’s TMP007 infrared thermopile sensor with an integrated math engine. What it means is that you can measure the temperature of, say, a vodka martini, without having to dip the actual sensor in the shaken-not-stirred liquid. Instead, the sensor absorbs infrared energy from the target object and the internal math engine calculates the temperature with a 14-bit resolution, in a range between -40 to 125°C. The data is communicated to the target board MCU through mikroBUS™ I2C pins, but there’s also an Alert pin, which can send an interrupt when, say, the vodka martini reaches its ideal temperature. Other than cocktails, the remote sensing capabilities are ideal for monitoring internal heatsinks, batteries, or objects that present a hazard otherwise (high voltage for example). See more details on the product page. Also, Libstock examples, which are more useful to Q than to his agent, are ready. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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Jul
28
Accel 2 click released
Posted by on 28 July 2015 10:51 AM
  Let's zoom inside the LIS3DSH chip, Discovery-channel style. Inside it are these microscopic suspended silicon structures that are attached to a substrate by a few anchors and are therefore free to move in the direction of acceleration. This causes an imbalance in capaticance, and that’s how the chip digitally quantifies its own motion. Those X, Y, Z values are communicated to the target board MCU either through mikroBUS™ SPI or I2C interfaces. You determine which one it is by soldering the onboard jumpers in the appropriate position. But the LIS3DSH chip can do more. Having two state machines built-in, it can send interrupt signals when it recognizes user-defined motion patterns (shaking, double shaking, turning upside down, thinks like that). Thus, it’s great for designing motion-based user interfaces. It also integrates a FIFO buffer (first in, first out), which means that the target board MCU doesn’t have to constantly read data from the sensor in real time — thus lowering power consumption. Check out the details on the product page. Also, the Libstock example is ready. Yours sincerely,MikroElektronika
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