Click Shield for Red Pitaya FPGA platform

Click Shield for Red Pitaya FPGA platform

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By Nick Flaherty

MikroElektronika (MikroE) has launched its Click Shield for the Red Pitaya FPGA engineering platform. 

Red Pitaya is a credit card-sized  open-source software-defined instrument and  FPGA development tool that combines the functionalities of multiple lab instruments from oscilloscopes, and signal generators to spectrum analyzers.

The Click shield, announced back in September but now available,  brings two mikroBUS connectors to add Click boards to the Red Pitaya platform. The Shield can be powered through an external power supply, supporting a wide voltage range from 12V to 24V, or via a USB Type C connector, ensuring set-up flexibility.

Any Click board can be used via the existing bi-directional level-shifting voltage translators, regardless of whether the Click board operates at a selected 3.3V or 5V logic voltage level.

One distinctive feature of the Click Shield is the shuttle-like connector that is purpose-built for Logic Analyzer connection. This allows monitoring and analyzing SPI, UART, or I2C signals, providing insights into projects.

Another feature is the integration of the ZL40213, an LVDS clock fan-out buffer with two identical output clock drivers. This component is designed to distribute low-jitter reference clocks from external or internal sources, depending on the project requirements. This also extends beyond clock signals with a dedicated section for trigger signal distribution and synchronization.

“This Click Shield is the ideal companion for Red Pitaya, designed to unlock even more possibilities for engineering and programming projects. It facilitates the seamless integration of Click boards with your Red Pitaya host board, expanding its capabilities and versatility. Once the Red Pitaya host board is connected with our Red Pitaya Click Shield, designers can access over 1550 of Click boards, plus a library containing functions and example codes for MIKROE compilers,” said Neb Matic, CEO of MikroE.;



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