A new USB to UART Breakout, as well as a revision to our TMP102 Sensor Breakout.
Hello there, everyone, and Happy February! This Sunday is the Big Game, where the Atlanta Falcons will be playing against the New England Patriots to determine who will be the NFL champion until August. To celebrate, we are pleased to bring you two great new boards to compete for your affection: a new USB to UART breakout that utilizes the Cypress CY7C65213, as well as a revision to our popular TMP102 Temperature Sensor Breakout. The difference between Big Game Sunday and Super Breakout Friday is that you don't have to pick a side --- just get both!
The CY7C65213 USB to UART serial breakout is designed to provide users with a means to access all available I/O pins on the IC, and to provide a 6-pin UART header that is compatible with other SparkFun breakout boards. This breakout has a microUSB connector and other support circuitry to get the IC quickly up and running.
The TMP102 is an easy-to-use digital temperature sensor from Texas Instruments. The TMP102 Breakout allows you to easily incorporate the digital temperature sensor into your project. While some temperature sensors use an analog voltage to represent the temperature, the TMP102 uses the I2C bus of the Arduino to communicate the temperature. Needless to say, this is a very handy sensor that doesn't require much setup.
We've added a built-in 4.7kΩ pull-up resistors for better I2C communications, which should clear up some issues some of you are having with communicating with this breakout.
And that's it! We hope you have some great projects to implement these breakouts into. If you are going to be watching the Big Game this weekend, be safe, and we hope your respective team wins. (See that? Noncommittal well wishes keep us out of football fan trouble!). Make sure to check back next Friday for more new products. See you then!