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The 200W Wireless Power reference design is developed by Microchip design partner Fu Da Tong. The transmitter is based on the dsPIC® device and the receiver is based on the PIC16F® device. The reference design implements a proprietary protocol developed from 27 granted U.S patents in Communication, Power Control, and Foreign Object Detection. The 200W solution is ideal for applications such as Power Tools, Vacuum Robots, Industrial Slip Rings, Small Electric Vehicles and Drones.

The Transmitter is powered from a 24V rail and the receiver regulates the output voltage to 24V. The system operates at 90% efficiency at 100W power and a Z-distance of 5-10mm.

 

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The dsPIC33EP128GS808 Development Board consists of a 80-pin microcontroller for operating on a standalone basis or interfacing with CAN/LIN/J2602 PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board. In the standalone mode, the board can be used for verifying the peripheral functionality. The board contains single order RC filters to emulate power supply functionality in open or closed loop mode along with ADC and PWM peripherals. The power supply transient behavior can also be simulated on the board. While interfacing with the PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board, the board can be used for dual channel CAN or LIN communication, without using the Explorer 16 board.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ128GP804 Graphics Plug-In-Modules (PIMs) demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ128GP804 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and the PIC24HJ128GP504 Microcontroller (MCU) using the Explorer 16 Development Board and the PICtail™ Plus Daughter Boards for graphics.

These PIMs support the Microchip Graphics Library with the following PICtail™ Plus boards:

Graphics LCD Controller PICtail™ Plus SSD1926 Board
Graphics PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ128GP804
dsPIC33FJ128GP802
dsPIC33FJ128GP202
dsPIC33FJ128GP204
dsPIC33FJ64GP804
dsPIC33FJ64GP802
dsPIC33FJ64GP202
dsPIC33FJ64GP204
dsPIC33FJ32GP302
dsPIC33FJ32GP304
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ128GP804 Plug-In Module (PIM) is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the

dsPIC33FJ128GP804 family of general purpose devices using the Explorer 16 Development Board

and the PICtail Plus daughter boards.

The dsPIC33FJ128GP804 is a high-performance 16-bit digital signal controller within a small 44-pin QFN

package. The dsPIC33FJ128GP804 is equipped with Peripheral Pin Select (PPS), The PIM takes advantage of PPS by using zero ohm resistors to connect the I/O to the 100-pin Explorer 16 Development Board.


This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ128GP804
dsPIC33FJ128GP802
dsPIC33FJ128GP202
dsPIC33FJ128GP204
dsPIC33FJ64GP804
dsPIC33FJ64GP802
dsPIC33FJ64GP202
dsPIC33FJ64GP204
dsPIC33FJ32GP302
dsPIC33FJ32GP304
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ12GP202 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ12GP202

family of general purpose devices using the Explorer 16 Development Board and the PICtail.

Plus daughter boards.

The dsPIC33FJ12GP202 is a high-performance 16-bit digital signal controller within a small 28-pin 6x6 mm QFN package. The dsPIC33FJ12GP202 is equipped with Peripheral Pin Select (PPS), The PIM takes advantage of PPS by using zero ohm resistors to connect the I/O to the 100-pin Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ12GP202
dsPIC33FJ12GP201
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ12MC202 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ12MC202

family of general purpose devices using the Explorer 16 Development Board and the PICtail Plus daughter boards.

The dsPIC33FJ12MC202 is a high-performance 16-bit digital signal controller within a small 28-pin 6x6 mm QFN package. The dsPIC33FJ12MC202 is equipped with Peripheral Pin Select (PPS), The PIM takes advantage of PPS by using zero ohm resistors to connect the I/O to the 100-pin Explorer 16 Development Board.


This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ12MC202
dsPIC33FJ12MC201
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ256MC710 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ256MC710 family of motor control devices using development boards such as the Explorer 16 Development Board, which support 100-pin PIM interfaces. The dsPIC33FJ256MC710 is a high-performance 16-bit Digital Signal Controller in a 100-pin TQFP package.


This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ64MC506A
dsPIC33FJ64MC508A
dsPIC33FJ64MC510A
dsPIC33FJ64MC706A
dsPIC33FJ64MC710A
dsPIC33FJ128MC506A
dsPIC33FJ128MC510A
dsPIC33FJ128MC706A
dsPIC33FJ128MC708A
dsPIC33FJ128MC710A
dsPIC33FJ256MC510A
dsPIC33FJ256MC710A
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The dsPIC33FJ32GP204 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ32GP204

family of general purpose devices using the Explorer 16 Development Board and the PICtail Plus daughter boards.

The dsPIC33FJ32GP204 is a high-performance 16-bit digital signal controller within a small 44-pin QFN

package. The dsPIC33FJ32GP204 is equipped with Peripheral Pin Select (PPS), The PIM takes advantage of PPS by using zero ohm resistors to connect the I/O to the 100-pin Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
dsPIC33FJ32GP204
dsPIC33FJ32GP204
dsPIC33FJ16GP304
The Explorer 16/32 Development Board is a flexible and convenient development, demonstration and testing platform for 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, dsPIC® DSCs and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs from Microchip Technology. It features all the necessary hardware to begin developing and debugging a complete embedded application. The board accepts Processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs) designed for the Explorer 16 or Explorer 16/32 development board for easy device swapping. In addition to the hardware features provided by the board, hardware expansion is possible through the use of PICtail™ Plus daughter cards and mikroBUS™ accessory boards. Coupled with the integrated PICkit™-On-Board (PKOB), MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger or MPLAB REAL ICE™ real-time emulation and debug facilities enable faster evaluation and prototyping of application.

Explorer 16/32 Development Board offers only the main board, giving the option to customize the other necessary components. Choose PIM of your choice based on MCUs and DSCs under consideration from wide range of Processor Plug-In Modules. This board is optimal for customers migrating from Classic Explorer 16 to new Explorer 16/32 platform, while all the necessary additional components like Processor Plug-In Modules and PICtail™ Plus Daughter Boards are already available


Also read about Explorer 16/32 Development Kit



Backwards Compatibility
Explorer 16/32 Development Board is completely backwards compatible with the Classic Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001 and DM240002) and its associated ecosystem that include:
  • Processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs)
  • PICTail™ Plus Daughter Boards
  • Code Examples, Prototypes and Software Libraries developed on Classic Explorer 16 Development Board

Use all of existing codes, libraries, prototypes, PIMs and the PICtail Plus daughter cards interfaced via side PICtail Plus connector directly. Re-use the PICtail Plus daughter cards interfaced via vertical PICtail Plus connector using additional PICtail Plus Expansion Board (AC240100)


Getting Started
  • Read the Explorer 16/32 User's Manual (available at Documentation and Software section of this page)
  • Download the free MPLAB X IDE
  • Download the suitable MPLAB XC Compiler
  • Download and unzip the appropriate firmware demo code (available at Documentation & Software section of this page) 
The Explorer 16/32 Development Kit is a flexible, convenient and ready to start development, demonstration and testing platform for 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, dsPIC® DSCs and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs from Microchip Technology. It features all the necessary hardware to begin developing and debugging a complete embedded application. The board accepts Processor Plug-In Modules (PIM) designed for the Explorer 16 or Explorer 16/32 development board for easy device swapping. In addition to the hardware features provided by the board, hardware expansion is possible through the use of PICtail™ Plus daughter cards and mikroBUS™ accessory boards. Coupled with the integrated PICkit™-On-Board (PKOB), MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger or MPLAB REAL ICE™ real-time emulation and debug facilities enable faster evaluation and prototyping of application. 
The development kit comes with Explorer 16/32 main development board, PIC24FJ1024GB610 PIM (MA240023), USB A to micro-B cable, and USB A to Type-C Cable. For out of the box experience, Explorer 16/32 Development Kit is the right choice that comes with all the necessary components to get started with the evaluation and prototyping right away!

Also read about Explorer 16/32 Development Board

Backwards Compatibility

Explorer 16/32 Development Board is completely backwards compatible with the Classic Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001 and DM240002) and its associated ecosystem that include:
  • Process or Plug-In Modules (PIMs)
  • PICtail Plus Daughter Boards
  • Code Examples, Prototypes and Software Libraries developed on Classic Explorer 16 Development Board

Use all of existing codes, libraries, prototypes, PIMs and the PICtail Plus daughter cards interfaced via side PICtail Plus connector directly. Re-use the PICtail Plus daughter cards interfaced via vertical PICtail Plus connector using additional PICtail Plus Expansion Board (AC240100)

Getting Started
  • Read the Explorer 16/32 User’s Manual (available at Documentation & Software section of this page)
  • Download the free MPLAB X IDE
  • Download the suitable MPLAB XC Compiler
  • Download and unzip the appropriate firmware demo code (available at Documentation & Software section of this page)

Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 100-pin PIC24EP512GU810 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24EP512GU810
PIC24EP512GU814
PIC24EP256GU810
PIC24EP256GU814
The PIC24F Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective, fully integrated 16-bit development platform targeted at first-time users, Makers, and those seeking a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE, the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, making it a perfect starting point to explore PIC24F MCUs.
The PIC24F Curiosity Board is the perfect platform to harness the power of 16-bit PIC24F Microcontrollers. Its layout and external connections offer unparalleled access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). These CIPs enable the user to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU, simplifying the design and keeping system power consumption and BOM cost low.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development
The PIC24F Curiosity Development Board offers seamless integration with software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE, XC16 complier and MPLAB Code Configurator for easy set-up and prototyping.

Internet of Things (IoT) Ready
The PIC24F Curiosity Board can help turn your IoT design idea into a reality. Out of the box, the board offers several options for user interface—including switches, LEDs and potentiometer. A full complement of accessory boards are available via the MikroElectronika mikroBUS™ interface. To address the security requirements in IoT designs, PIC24FJ128GA204 comes equipped with integrated hardware Cryptographic engine for data encryption/decryption and authentication. In addition, Bluetooth® Low Energy communication can easily be added using Microchip’s BM71 module footprint.

Visit our Curiosity Design Center for more information on the Curiosity platform.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.


The PIC24F16KA102 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24F16KA102 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit. The MCP23S17 28-pin port expander is used in PIC24F16KA102 PIM to perform all of the base functions on the 100 pin Explorer 16 board.


This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24F04KA200
PIC24F04KA201
PIC24F08KA101
PIC24F08KA102
PIC24F16KA101
PIC24F16KA102
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The PIC24F32KA304 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24F32KA304 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit and the PICtail™ Plus Daughter Boards. The PIC24F32KA304 44-pin device is capable of performing all of the base functions on the 100-pin Explorer 16 board. In addition, the PIM is compatible with most of the PICtail Plus Daughter Boards for the Explorer 16.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24F32KA304
PIC24F32KA302
PIC24F32KA301
PIC24F16KA304
PIC24F16KA302
PIC24F16KA301
The PIC24FJ1024GB610 Plug-in Module is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ1024GB610 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Boards. Most of the pins from the device are mapped directly to the PIM connector (100-Pin ICE). The exceptions are those pins that are remapped to provide remappable functionality to the pins in the PICtail™ Plus socket.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 100-pin PIC24FJ128GA010 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24FJ128GA010
PIC24FJ64GA010
PIC24FJ128GA008
PIC24FJ64GA008
PIC24FJ128GA006
PIC24FJ64GA006
The PIC24FJ128GA204 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ128GA204 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit and the PICtail™ Plus daughter boards. The PIC24FJ128GA204 is a 44-pin device with  XLP Technology and Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) features. The PPS feature of this PIC24F family allows many of the digital peripherals on the part to be remapped to use any of a number of pins on the device. This allows for significant improvements in ease of design and helps to reduce cost by allowing for the smallest possible size devices to be used.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 100-pin PIC24FJ128GA310 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24FJ64GA306
PIC24FJ64GA308
PIC24FJ64GA310
PIC24FJ128GA306
PIC24FJ128GA308
PIC24FJ128GA310
The PIC24FJ128GB204 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ128GB204 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit and the PICtail™ Plus daughter boards. The PIC24FJ128GB204 is a 44-pin device with USB On-The-Go (OTG), XLP Technology and Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) features. The PPS feature of this PIC24F family allows many of the digital peripherals on the part to be remapped to use any of a number of pins on the device. This allows for significant improvements in ease of design and helps to reduce cost by allowing for the smallest possible size devices to be used.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 100-pin PIC24FJ256GA110 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24FJ128GA106
PIC24FJ128GA108
PIC24FJ128GA110
PIC24FJ192GA106
PIC24FJ192GA108
PIC24FJ192GA110
PIC24FJ256GA106
PIC24FJ256GA108
PIC24FJ256GA110
The PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective, fully integrated 16-bit development platform targeted at first-time users, makers, and those seeking a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE, the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, making it a perfect starting point to explore the latest low-cost and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) 16-bit PIC24FJ256GA705 family of Microcontrollers.

The PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Board enables easy and faster adoption of low-cost XLP 16-bit PIC24FJ256GA705 family of microcontrollers. PIC24FJ256GA705 microcontroller featuring up to 256KB of ECC flash and 16KB of RAM, is ideally suited for low power general purpose applications. The layout and external connections of PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity board offer unparalleled access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) such as CLC, MCCP and DMA. These CIPs enable the user to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU, simplifying the design and keeping system power consumption and BOM cost low.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development
The PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Development Board offers seamless integration with the Microchip software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE, XC16 compiler and MPLAB Code Configurator for easy set-up and prototyping.

Internet of Things (IoT) Ready
Have an IoT design in mind? The PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Board can help turn your IoT design idea into reality. The board can enable applications with low power, low pin count and small footprint requirements as in IoT sensor nodes. Out of the box, the board offers several options for user interface—including switches, RGB LED, User LEDs and analog potentiometer. In addition, wireless connectivity can easily be added using 2 mikroBUS™ interfaces and wireless connectivity click boards™. A full complement of accessory boards is available via the MikroElectronika mikroBUS™ interfaces.

Visit our Curiosity Design Center for more information on the Curiosity platform.
The PIC24FJ256GA705 Plug-in Module is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ256GA705 family using the Explorer 16/32 Demonstration Boards. Most of the pins from the device are mapped directly to the PIM connector. The exceptions are those pins that are remapped to provide remappable functionality to the pins in the PICtail™ Plus socket.
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 100-pin PIC24FJ256GB110 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24FJ64GB106
PIC24FJ64GB108
PIC24FJ64GB110
PIC24FJ128GB106
PIC24FJ128GB108
PIC24FJ128GB110
PIC24FJ192GB106
PIC24FJ192GB108
PIC24FJ192GB110
PIC24FJ256GB106
PIC24FJ256GB108
PIC24FJ256GB110
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The PIC24FJ256GB210 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ256GB210 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board and the PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24FJ128GB206
PIC24FJ128GB210
PIC24FJ256GB206
PIC24FJ256GB210
The PIC24FJ256GB410 Plug-in Module is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ256GB410 family using the Explorer 16 and LCD Explorer Demonstration Boards. Most of the pins from the device are mapped directly to the PIM connector (100-Pin ICE). The exceptions are those pins that are remapped to provide remappable functionality to the pins in the PICtail™ Plus socket.
PIC24FJ64GA004 General Purpose Plug-In Module (PIM)
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The PIC24FJ64GA004 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ64GA004 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit and the PICtail™ Plus daughter boards.

The PIC24FJ64GA004 is a 44-pin device with the new Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) feature. The PPS feature of this PIC24F family allows many of the digital peripherals on the part to be remapped to use any of a number of pins on the device. The 44-pin device is capable of performing all of the base functions on the 100-pin Explorer 16 board. In addition, the PIM is compatible with most of the PICtail Plus daughter boards for the Explorer 16.

Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

The PIC24FJ64GB004 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24FJ64GB004 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit and the PICtail™ Plus daughter boards. The PIC24FJ64GB004 is a 44-pin device with USB On-The-Go (OTG), nanoWatt XLP™ Technology and Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) features. Due to the flexibility allowed by the PPS feature, the 44-pin device is capable of performing all of the base functions on the 100-pin Explorer 16 board. In addition, the PIM is compatible with most of the PICtail Plus daughter boards for the Explorer 16, including the USB PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC164131).

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24FJ32GB002
PIC24FJ32GB004
PIC24FJ64GB002
PIC24FJ64GB004
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This plug-in module comes with a 44-pin PIC24HJ128GP504 MCU sample. Use with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001 or DM240002) and Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Boards (AC164127, AC164127-3, AC164127-4, AC164127-5, AC164127-6).


This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24HJ128GP504
PIC24HJ128GP502
PIC24HJ128GP204
PIC24HJ128GP202
PIC24HJ64GP504
PIC24HJ64GP502
PIC24HJ64GP204
PIC24HJ64GP202
PIC24HJ32GP304
PIC24HJ32GP302
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This plug-in module comes with a 44-pin QFN PIC24HJ128GP504 device. This plug-in is for use with the Explorer 16 board (DM240001).

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24HJ128GP504
PIC24HJ128GP502
PIC24HJ128GP204
PIC24HJ128GP202
PIC24HJ64GP504
PIC24HJ64GP502
PIC24HJ64GP204
PIC24HJ64GP202
PIC24HJ32GP304
PIC24HJ32GP302
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 100-pin PIC24HJ256GP610A MCU sample. The PIM plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board.

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC24HJ256GP610A
PIC24HJ256GP210A
PIC24HJ256GP206A
PIC24HJ128GP310A
PIC24HJ128GP306A
PIC24HJ128GP510A
PIC24HJ128GP506A
PIC24HJ128GP210A
PIC24HJ128GP206A
PIC24HJ64GP510A
PIC24HJ64GP506A
PIC24HJ64GP210A
PIC24HJ64GP206A

Today, LED lighting meets the need for energy-efficient lighting solutions and is well poised for a varied number of general purpose and industrial applications such as consumer lighting, solar powered lighting and more. The LED Flashlight Board is based on Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) and the cost-effective PIC32MM “GPL” family of microcontrollers. For applications demanding low power, longer battery life and small form factor, the PIC32MM devices offer sleep modes down to 500 nA and packages as small as 4×4 mm. This family features Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) such as Comparators and Multiple-output Capture Compare PWMs (MCCPs) which help enable power conversion and motor control applications.

 

The LED Flashlight board demonstrates the powerful PIC32MM0064GPL028 XLP microcontroller featuring up to 64 KB ECC flash and 8 KB of RAM and is ideally suited to implement an entry level digital power application. The layout and external connections of the LED Flashlight demo board offer unparalleled access to the CIPs such as Comparators and MCCP that are designed to offload the CPU to be in power saving mode, thereby enabling longer battery life. These CIPs enable the user to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU, simplifying the design and keeping system power consumption low. Owing to a higher flash size up to 64 KB, a communication stack can be easily implemented. In this demo, flash size of 32 KB is used to implement the motion sensor calibration stack, leaving additional room to implement other functions.

Demonstration Overview

This demonstration utilizes the 28-pin XLP PIC32MM0064GPL028 MCU to enable all required functions necessary to create closed-loop boost converter to drive a string of three LEDs with minimal intervention from the CPU. The demo highlights a cost-effective and flexible platform for creating variations in LED lighting that is suitable for power conversion and other general purpose applications. Different modes of operation showcase various capabilities of the MCU like high performance 32-bit MIPS microAptiv™ core and integrated analog peripherals that aid in implementing a PI control loop and SPI for integrating a motion sensor. This motion sensor is used to detect a shake to switch between the modes: 

  • Mode 0: OFF, PIC32MM will be in RAM retention sleep mode
  • Mode 1: ON, Full brightness of LED
  • Mode 2: Fade, 50% brightness of LED
  • Mode 3: SOS, Blink LED String