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Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM164137

20% Off - Use Coupon Code : CURIOSITY       Expires : 31-Dec-2017
Satisfy Your Curiosity
Your next embedded design idea has a new home. Curiosity is a cost-effective, fully integrated 8-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 development environment, Curiosity includes an integrated programmer/debugger, and requires no additional hardware to get started.

Your Tool for Function Enablement
Curiosity is the perfect platform to harness the power of modern 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers. Its layout and external connections offer unparalleled access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC MCUs. 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.

Internet of Things Ready
Have an IoT design idea? Curiosity can make it real. Out of the box, the development board offers several options for user interface - including physical switches, an mTouch™ capacitive button, and an on-board potentiometer. A full complement of accessory boards is available via the MikroElectronika Mikrobus™ interface footprint.
In addition, Bluetooth Low Energy communication can easily be added using an available Microchip RN4020 module.


Curiosity HPC Development Board

Part Number: DM164136

20% Off - Use Coupon Code : CURIOSITY       Expires : 31-Dec-2017
Satisfy Your Curiosity
Your next embedded design idea has a new home. Curiosity is a cost-effective, fully integrated 8-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 development environment, Curiosity includes an integrated programmer/debugger, and requires no additional hardware to get started.

Your Tool for Function Enablement
Curiosity HPC is the perfect platform to harness the power of modern 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers. Its layout and external connections offer unparalleled access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC MCUs. 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.

Internet of Things Ready
Have an IoT design idea? Curiosity can make it real. Out of the box, the development board offers several options for user interface -including physical switches and an on-board potentiometer. A full complement of accessory boards is available via the MikroElectronika Mikrobus™ interface footprints.

Curiosity PIC32MX470 Development Board

Part Number: DM320103

Get $7 Off - Use Coupon Code : EOY2017DT       Expires : 01-Jan-2018
The Curiosity PIC32 MX470 Development Board features PIC32MX Series (PIC32MX470512H) with a 120MHz CPU, 512KB Flash, 128KB RAM , Full Speed USB and multiple expansion options. It is an excellent development board for Audio, USB and Bluetooth® Applications.

The Curiosity Development Board includes an integrated programmer/debugger, excellent user experience options with Multiple LED’s, RGB LED and a switch. Each board provides two MikroBus® expansion sockets from MicroElektronika , I/O expansion header and a Microchip X32 header to enable customers seeking accelerated application prototype development.

X32 boards compatible with Curiosity Board are :

PIC32 Audio Codec Daughter Card - AK4642EN (AC320100)


The Board also includes the footprint for BM64 Bluetooth Module which is a Fully-certified, embedded 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® version 4.2 module that Supports Bluetooth BDR/EDR/BLE specification.


The Board is fully integrated with Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and into PIC32’s powerful software framework, MPLAB ® Harmony that a provides flexible and modular interface to application development, a rich set of inter-operable software stack (TCP-IP, USB) and easy to use features.

The boards and ecosystem have been designed to provide an excellent out of the box experience. Customers would be able to download and run example applications /projects instantly on the boards without the need to install the entire ecosystem. The demos have been developed to showcase PIC32 MCU features and application development ecosystem.

For downloadable projects: : Curiosity (32-Bit) Example Projects

The board offers expansion capabilities making it an excellent choice for a rapid prototyping board in Connectivity, IOT and general purpose applications.

To download the Demo Example Projects, click on Curiosity Demo Examples tab below:

Curiosity PIC32MZEF Development Board

Part Number: DM320104

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The Curiosity PIC32 MZ EF Development Board is a fully integrated 32-bit development platform featuring the high performance PIC32MZ EF Series (PIC32MZ2048EFM) that has a 2MB Flash, 512KB RAM, integrated FPU, Crypto accelerator and excellent connectivity options.

The Curiosity Development Board includes an integrated programmer/debugger ,an on board Wi-Fi-N module MRF24WN0MA-I/RM100 and is fully integrated with Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE.

Each board provides two MikroBus® expansion sockets from MicroElektronika and a Microchip X32 header to enable customers seeking accelerated application prototype development. Boards are fully integrated into PIC32’s powerful software framework, MPLAB ® Harmony that a provides flexible and modular interface to application development , a rich set of inter-operable software stack (TCP-IP,USB) and easy to use features.

X32 Boards compatible with Curiosity Board are :
PIC32 Audio Codec Daughter Card - AK4642EN (AC320100)

The boards and ecosystem have been designed to provide an excellent out of the box experience. Customers would be able to download and run example applications /projects instantly on the boards without the need to install the entire ecosystem. The demos have been developed to showcase PIC32 MCU features and application development ecosystem.

The board offers expansion capabilities making it an excellent choice for a rapid prototyping board in Connectivity, IOT and general purpose applications.

To download the Demo Example Projects, click on Curiosity Demo Examples tab below:

PIC24F Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM240004

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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.

PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM240016

20% Off - Use Coupon Code : CURIOSITY       Expires : 31-Dec-2017
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.

PIC32MM Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM320101

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Overview:

The PIC32MM Curiosity Development Board features the new eXtreme Low Power (XLP), PIC32MM “GPL” family (PIC32MM0064GPL036) of low cost microcontrollers. This board is a simple and easy to use platform that facilitates quick PIC32MM evaluation, experimentation and application prototyping. The board also includes an integrated programmer/debugger and offers seamless integration with Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Code Configurator for easy set-up and development.

Expand your Curiosity:

Owing to its low power, low cost and expansion capabilities, the PIC32MM Curiosity Development Board is ideal for developing battery operated applications, portable medical monitoring devices and IoT sensor nodes. The board also offers various user interfaces like switches, LEDs, potentiometer and supports a MikroElektronika mikroBUS™ interface that lets you tap into an ecosystem of over 300+ add-on click boards™ enabling customers to accelerate application prototype development. Additionally, Bluetooth® Low Energy communication can easily be added using Microchip’s BM71 module footprint.

Get Started: 

To help you hit the ground running right out of the box, we have pre-programmed the PIC32MM Curiosity Development Board with a RGB color mixing application. In this demo, the potentiometer can be used to adjust each color channel intensity, independently, while the push buttons are used to select the channel to be adjusted. The RGB color mixing demo can be downloaded from the Documentation & Software section below.

To further enable you to expand your applications, we have created various MikroElektronika click boards™ demos that can be downloaded from the click boards™ Examples tab below:

PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM320107

20% Off - Use Coupon Code : CURIOSITY       Expires : 31-Dec-2017
Overview:
The PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board features the new eXtreme Low Power (XLP), PIC32MM “GPM” family (PIC32MM0256GPM064) of low cost microcontrollers. This board is a simple and easy to use platform that facilitates quick PIC32MM GPM evaluation, experimentation and application prototyping. The board also includes an integrated programmer/debugger and offers seamless integration with Microchip’s MPLAB® Code Configurator, MPLAB® Xpress Cloud-based IDE and MPLAB® X IDE for easy set-up and development.

Benefits:
The PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board features 2 MikroElektronika mikroBUS™ expansion interfaces that gives the user access to over 300+ add-on click boards™, USB micro B connector and two X32 Interfaces that facilitates access to the PIC32 Audio Codec Daughter Card making this an ideal evaluation board for Audio noise cancellation, USB headphones, Hi-Resolution audio, Bluetooth audio and other general purpose applications.

Out of Box Demo: RGB color mixing 
To get started quickly, the PIC32MM Curiosity Development Board is pre-programmed with a RGB color mixing application. In the demo, the potentiometer can be used to adjust each color channel intensity, independently, while the push buttons are used to select the channel to be adjusted. Additionally, when connected to a Windows® system-based host computer via USB2, the board enumerates as a custom/vendor class USB device, which can interface with a custom demo application. For additional USB demos, please visit Microchip Libraries for Applications

USB Audio Headset Demo:
For customers who want to develop USB audio applications with the PIC32MM GPM family, the USB audio headset demo is a perfect starting point that leverages the X32 headers populated on the PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board. 

Demo Highlights:
  • Implements USB isochronous digital audio streaming to I2S conversion
  • Works with the AC320100 audio codec daughter board to implement:
    • Full stereo 48kHz digital audio playback
    • Simultaneous microphone sampling and I2S streaming input capability
  • Implements fine resolution fractional clock division for eliminating audio playback rate mismatch with the host
  • Implements an HID audio control interface for digitally adjusting volume/pause/play, etc.
  • The demo supports:
    • Apple*
    • Windows
    • Google/Android AOA Audio
*For Apple USB Authenticated applications contact applesupport@microchip.com