Four mikroBUS sockets compatible with Click boards FT232RL USB-UART controller with mini-USB connector SN65HVD230 CAN PHY with screw terminal connectors Line In and Line Out screw terminals for audio Screw terminals for external power supply Passthrough headers Detailed silkscreen on front and back of PCB
Expand the base functionality of your mikromedia 5 for Tiva with this shield. It provides four sockets for connecting mikroBUS add-on modules, plus a physical layer for CAN interface (with screw terminal connector), a USB-UART module (with mini-USB connector), audio line-in and line-out screw terminals, and external power screw terminals.
Two separate 26-pin female sockets come with the board package (provided loose in case you want to use some other connection method). If you solder the sockets to this shield, you also will need to install the male headers that came with your mikromedia 5 for Tiva board.
The picture below shows what this shield looks like mounted to the mikromedia board.
The CAN transceiver is a Texas Instruments SN65HVD230. A termination jumper is provided. The USB-UART chip is an FTDI FT232RL. UART TX and RX LEDs are on the board. The shield also provides screw terminals for an external power source (5-12V DC), and two additional grounding points which will be useful when testing signals on the pass-through expansion headers.
The notch cutouts on the PCB maintain access to the battery connector on the host mikromedia board, and make room for the host board's barrel power jack and Ethernet connectors, so this shield can sit as low as possible.