Developers, makers and hobbyists looking for a real time clock module complete with an Arduino library, may be interested in the Kraztech Real Time Clock Module created by developer Christopher Krasnichuk based in Canada. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the easy-to-use real-time clock module which is this week launched via Kickstarter and is now available to back with early bird pledges available from just £9 or C$15.
“Here is the Kraztech Real Time Clock (RTC) Module that uses the Microchip MCP7940. The Kraztech RTC Module is intended for the opensource Arduino platform but can easily be used with any embedded system. The MCP7940 bolsters a fair set of features that includes your standard 12 and 24-hour time formats and date (year, month, date, the day of the week; with leap year compensation).”
“What’s nice about the MCP7940 is the inclusion of 2 alarms, a Multifunction Pin and 64 bytes of storage. The battery backup maintains all this data (battery included). To get you going, I already have an Arduino library to interface with the module available to everyone. The entire feature set accessible to write and read the date and time, configure alarms, configure the multifunction pin, and store and read data to and from SRAM. What more could you possibly want from an RTC Module?”
Specifications for the Kraztech Real Time Clock Module include :
– I2C Interface
– Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Day of Week, Day, Month, Year
– Leap year compensated to 2399
– 12/24 hour modes
– Dual Programmable Alarms
– Versatile Output Pin:
– Clock output with selectable frequency
– Alarm output
– General purpose output
– Power-Fail Time-Stamp
– Operating voltage range of 1.8V to 5.5V
– Battery Backup voltage range of 1.3V to 5.5V
– 64-byte Battery-Backed SRAM
– Kraztech Arduino Library
For more information and a full list of all available pledges jump over to the official Kraztech Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.
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