RGB LED (H01R0x)

$7.90

SKU: H01R00 Category:

RGB LED

Stage: Production

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

H01R0x is a smart RGB LED module based on Cree CLVBA-FKA RGB LED and STM32F0 MCU. It is our first and most beloved module as it was used to test and develop most of Hexabitz backend!

  • Use this module as a stand-alone smart RGB LED and easily control it via a Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Firmware has embedded on / off / toggle, PWM, dimming and color sweep functionality.
  • Program advanced C code with our easy-to-use APIs.
  • Connect many H01R00 modules together and build interesting flat and curved boards with any configuration you imagine!
  • Send commands to a single LED, a group of LEDs or broadcast to all of them at the same time.
  • Connect to external hardware or combine with other Hexabitz modules!

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Specifications

Front-end

  • Cree CLVBA-FKA-CC1F1L1BB7R3R3 Tri-color (RGB) SMD LED, 4-Pin PLCC:
    • Dominant Wavelength: Red (619 – 624nm) Green (520 – 540nm) Blue (460 – 480nm).
    • Luminous Intensity (mcd) @IF=20mA: Red (224 – 560) Green (280 – 900) Blue (90 – 355).

Back-end

  • STM32F091CBU6 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 MCU.
  • 8MHz external oscillator.
  • Six array ports and six power ports (+3.3V and GND).
  • Access to 6xUART, 2xI2C, SWD, BOOT0, RESET.

Physical Properties

  • Shape: Hexagon
  • Size: 30 mm short diagonal, 17.32 mm side
  • Area: 7.8 cm^2
  • Weight: 1.3 g
  • Soldermask Color: Dark green
  • Surface Finish: ENIG (gold) or HASL-LF (tin)

Hardware Release Notes

H01R00

  • Initial hardware release.

H01R01

  • Mounting holes were moved a little bit to be on the diagonal line exactly 5mm from module corner.

Bill of Materials

H01R00 BOM

Quickstart Guide

Download a PDF version here.









 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes! But all Hexabitz modules -whether it’s a complex Ethernet or IMU or a simple LED- share same backend hardware and software. This what gives the platform its unmatched modularity and scalability. Cortex-M0 MCUs are small, cheap, power-efficient, yet capable of really wonderful things. Having an embedded MCU provides a cheaper and more compact alternative to connecting an LED breakout with an external controller.

A: Hexabitz are designed for the absolute soldering beginners! The edge pads are large and easy to reach and anyone with basic knowledge of soldering can assemble a flat array. Curved and spherical arrays require more training but can be made easier with 3d-printed fixtures.

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Have more questions? Please check our main FAQ page and feel free to contact us for any unanswered questions.

Resources

  • Schematics (PDF)
  • Hardware Design Files (Circuit Maker)
  • Source Code (GitHub). Download a pre-compiled firmware HEX file here.
  • Documentation / Factsheet (PDF)
  • Projects & Examples: Please check our account on Hackster.io for demo projects and examples.