SparkFun Electronics partners with MikroElektronika to expand rapid prototyping offerings

04 March 2022

L: SparkFun MicroMod mikroBUS Carrier Board can connect MicroMod & Qwiic ecosystems w/ Click board ecosystem for expanded rapid prototyping. R: SparkFun RP2040 mikroBUS Board utilises Raspberry Pi Foundation’s RP2040 chip w/ Qwiic & Click board ecosy
L: SparkFun MicroMod mikroBUS Carrier Board can connect MicroMod & Qwiic ecosystems w/ Click board ecosystem for expanded rapid prototyping. R: SparkFun RP2040 mikroBUS Board utilises Raspberry Pi Foundation’s RP2040 chip w/ Qwiic & Click board ecosy

Two new boards will bring together three rapid prototyping ecosystems: SparkFun's Qwiic® & MicroMod systems with MikroElektronika's Click boards™.

SparkFun Electronics and MikroElektronika (MIKROE) have partnered to create two new boards that merge their combined three rapid prototyping ecosystems: SparkFun Qwiic®, SparkFun MicroMod and MikroElektronika's Click boards™. The new boards allow users to quickly click or plug boards and peripherals together for a solderless prototyping experience. The mikroBUS standard, found on MikroElektronika's Click boards, is similar to SparkFun's Qwiic and MicroMod interfaces, making it a perfect pairing on a single board.

The SparkFun RP2040 mikroBUS Development Board is a flexible digital interface featuring the Raspberry Pi Foundation's RP2040 microcontroller. The board combines SparkFun’s Qwiic I2C connections with a mikroBUS socket, allowing users to utilise both ecosystems when designing projects with the RP2040. Additionally, the board follows the Thing Plus or Feather PTH pin layout to allow for Thing Plus/Feather shields.

The SparkFun MicroMod mikroBUS Carrier Board utilises the MicroMod, Qwiic and mikroBUS ecosystems to allow for easier rapid prototyping utilising peripherals from any of the three systems. The MicroMod M.2 socket and mikroBUS 8-pin header provide users the freedom to experiment with the MicroMod ecosystem and any Click board in the mikroBUS ecosystem. The inclusion of two Qwiic connectors allows users to seamlessly integrate hundreds of Qwiic sensors and accessories into their projects.

Additionally, SparkFun Electronics will now be a US-based distributor for MikroElektronika, with products available for purchase on sparkfun.com

We are excited to not only begin offering MikroElektronika's full line of Click boards in the SparkFun catalogue, but to also design and release two new development boards in partnership with MikroElektronika,” said Glenn Samala, SparkFun CEO. “MIKROE shares our strong dedication to innovation and making prototyping as easy as possible for users. Combining the mikroBUS peripheral with our MicroMod and Qwiic product ecosystems will provide users with billions of combinations to develop whatever they dream up.

MIKROE and SparkFun share a similar goal: to simplify and speed up the development process,” said Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MIKROE. “The new boards that we have jointly developed give designers even more choice. The new distribution agreement will increase our presence in the US market through SparkFun’s established community of users. It’s a great deal for both companies and our customers.”  


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