MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company that is said to dramatically cut development time by providing innovative hardware and software products based on proven standards, has unveiled CLICKER 4 the first in the series of MIKROE starter boards with the advanced CODEGRIP programmer/debugger on board. Clicker boards support development using MIKROE’s Click™ board add-on development boards. Currently, the company says it offers more add-on Click boards than any other company in the world – and calculates that there are 188, 544, 549, 285 unique combinations that can be made from the 1460 boards available.
Equipped with the popular STM32F4 MCU, Clicker 4 is said to be the ideal solution to accelerate the prototyping, but it also can be implemented directly into a fully functional, custom design. Key features include: 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 STM32F4 MCU operating at up to 168 MHz; 1MB Flash memory; Floating point unit (FPU); full set of DSP instructions; and a memory protection unit (MPU).
Explains Nebojsa Matic, CEO of MIKROE: “To make the prototyping experience as convenient as possible, Clicker 4 is equipped with an on-board debug unit, MIKROE’s advanced CODEGRIP programmed/debugger, which is compliant with the on-board emulator standard, CMSIS-DAP. This allows designers to fully use, test, and debug the target device right out of the box.”
A JTAG/SWD header for interfacing with external electronics, USB Type-C connectors, six LEDs, six push buttons, and a reset button are also included. More, Clicker 4 is equipped with five different power supply inputs, offering all the flexibility that development needs, and a reliable and safe battery charging circuit, which allows a single-cell Li-Po/Li-Ion battery to be charged.
Click boards follow mikroBUS™ a modular prototyping add-on board standard invented by MIKROE, enabling design engineers to change peripherals easily, cutting months off development time. Any Click board can be connected to the microcontroller or microprocessor on a main board. Many leading microcontroller companies including Microchip, NXP, Infineon, Dialog, STM, Analog Devices, Renesas and Toshiba now include the mikroBUS socket on their development boards.