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Featured 8-bit MCU Boards

 This PM3 Socket Module supports the programming of Microchip PIC16F MCUs of 20uQFN package, (3x3x0.5)mm or (4x4x0.5)mm body size using the MPLAB PM3 Programmer (DV007004). Please always refer to the Device Tool Selector (www.microchip.com/dtsapp) to verify the programmer and correct socket module.
The Automotive Networking Development Board is a low-cost modular development system for Microchip’s 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers targeting CAN and LIN network related applications. The board supports devices using the 100 pin Plug-In Module (PIM) connector for easy device swapping. The board has four Mikrobus™ sockets which allow the user the ability to develop with a variety of MikroElectronika Click™ add-on boards. The board also includes a PICtail Plus edge connector for backwards compatibility to PICtail Plus boards used with the Explorer 16 Development board.

Power supply and PIMs (Plug-in Modules) are not included. See recommended add-ons below
- 12V power Supply (PS0019) or 9V power supply (AC002014)
- MCP2003B click LIN Transceiver
- MCP25625 click CAN Controller with integrated Transceiver
- Microchip PIM (Plug-in Module) boards.

Getting Started:
Read the Automotive Networking Development Board User’s Manual (download section of this page)

Download the free development tool MPLAB X IDE

Download the suitable MPLAB XC Compiler

Download and unzip the appropriate firmware demo code (download section of this page)

The Functional Safety Field Engagement Board is based on the ATtiny3217 microcontroller demonstrating the various features of an AVR® microcontroller, such as Watchdog Timer (WDT), Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), Brown-out Detection (BOD), Voltage Level Monitoring (VLM), Power-on Reset (POR), and Timer/Counter type D (TCD) fault detection. In addition, Class B self tests are designed to detect various faults on start-up or during program execution, and shut down the application safely in case of fault.

AVR P4

Part Number: ATAVRFEB-P4

Performance, Precision, Power, Pins

The AVR P4 Field Engagement Board (FEB) demonstrates the high performance, precision and low power consumption of  an AVR microcontroller (MCU) with low pin count and small memory size.

Maximizing the value of 20 AVR pins:
  • 2 pins for VDD and GND
  • 1 pin for Unified Programming and Debug Interface (UDPI)
  • 2 pins for 32768 Hz crystal oscillator
  • 4 pins for 4 LEDs and 4 push buttons
  • 3 pins for interface to OLED display
  • 1 pin for SET/RUN slide switch detection
  • 6 pins for connector and I2C bus connection

Demonstrated techniques:
  • How to use 1 pin for both driving a LED and detecting a push button
  • How to switch between oscillators on-the-fly
    • Use 20 MHz internal oscillator when fast processing is required for driving display
    • Use 32768 Hz external crystal oscillator when precise timing is needed
    • Use 32 kHz internal Ultra Low Power (ULP) oscillator otherwise to minimize power consumption
  • How to use only 3 pins to drive a 128 x 64 OLED display
  • How to expand each display character on-the-fly to 12 x 16 pixels so it is easy to read but only uses 6 x 8 bits of Flash
  • How to make a design where part of the circuit can be switched off to minimize power consumption (without accidentally resetting the MCU)

AVR Parrot board implements a voice recorder with ATtiny817. Voice is captured by ADC of ATtiny817 via a microphone, and played back using DAC of ATtiny817. A dataflash device is used to store the acquired voice data.
Several user buttons facilitate user's operating with the board (record, playback, erase etc.).
The board is powered by micro USB connector.
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.


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.

Summary
The Explorer 8 Development Kit is a full-featured development board and platform for 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers. This kit is a versatile development solution, featuring several options for external sensors, off-board communication and human interface. Additionally, it offers ample room for expansion, making it an excellent solution for developers and engineers looking for a tool with the largest number of supported 8-bit PIC MCUs.

Enterprise-Class 8-bit Development
The Explorer 8 Development Kit is the latest offering in a long line of enterprise-class tools for 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. The board is an evolution of the popular PIC18 Explorer Board, and has been updated to take advantage of our most modern features including:
  • On-chip Core Independent Peripherals
  • Compatibility with all PIC MCUs
  • 8-, 14-, 20-, 28-, 40/44-, 64- and 80-pin footprints
With the Explorer 8 Development Kit, you can have a single development platform that allows you to update a legacy design while supporting our newest MCU offerings.

All-in-One Solution
Microchip designed the Explorer 8 Development Kit to be your main tool for 8-bit development with support for a wide variety of functions. On-board components enable easy development of human interface, power conversion, Internet of Things (IoT), battery charging and other applications using a powerful 8-bit PIC microcontroller. Additionally, the Explorer 8 Development Kit also has a large capacity for expansion. Two Digilent Pmod™ interfaces, two MikroElectronika Click™ board sockets and two custom expansion headers allow you to quickly adapt as your development needs change. The Explorer 8 Development Kit supports several program and debug solutions including the PICkit™ 3, ICD 3 and MPLAB® REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator.

Made for MPLAB® Code Configurator
The Explorer 8 Development Kit seamlessly integrates with MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) for a modern embedded development experience. MCC is a free software plug-in that bridges our MCUs, development hardware and MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It allows you to generate easily modifiable, production-ready application code for many 8-bit PIC MCUs in just a few mouse clicks. Find out more at www.microchip.com/MCC

Please visit our Explorer 8 Design Center for more information.

The PoE Main Board is the foundation of the Ethernet of Everything ecosystem within an industry standard PoE infrastructure. With up to 48W power delivery and accessory extensions via an extension header that is mikroBUS compatible, this platform is both a development tool and reference design for quickly creating “things” within an IoT environment.

 

Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.

The I/O Starter Extension is a simple accessory to the PIC18 PoE Main Board, populated with an indicator LED, light sensor and temperature sensor. Demo code provided simulates a light fixture or a light or temperature sensor.

 

Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.

The Gesture Controller Extension is an accessory the PIC18 PoE Main Board utilizing GestIC® Technology for customizable gesture control. The accessory is fully customizable and comes pre-configured for 2-zone LED lighting control.

 

Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.

The Single Channel LED Driver Extension is an accessory that connects to the PIC18 PoE Main Board. This accessory provides LED Drive via Microchip’s HV9861A and is dimmable to 0 to 100%. Comes configured for 12W LED array and by adjusting sense resistor and inductor can run an LED from 10W up to 45W.

 

Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.

The PoE Programmer Adapter is used for application development and only connects the PICkit3/ICD3/Real ICE 3 when it is electrically safe. By mounting the PIC18 PoE Main Board to the programmer, new code can easily be loaded to the PIC18 PoE Main Board without risk of damaging the application. This also allows the PIC18 PoE Main Board to run on a non-PoE network.

 

Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.

Summary
The PICDEM™ Lab II Development Board is a development and teaching platform for use with 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs). At its center, a large prototyping breadboard enables users to easily "experiment" with different values and configurations of analog components for system optimization. Several external connectors allow for user-customizable expansion, while our library of labs and application notes enrich the development experience. The PICDEM Lab II Development Board is also fully compatible with our latest software development environment.

Embedded Development Powerhouse
The original PICDEM Lab Development Board has remained one of the most popular development tools for PIC MCUs since its introduction. Microchip has taken this concept and expanded it for 21st century embedded development. The PICDEM Lab II Development Board supports any 8-bit PIC microcontroller (6-, 8-, 14-, 18-, 20-, 28- and 40-pin footprints), and provides an expansive array of connections for programming, I/O, analog and communications interfaces. The PICDEM Lab II Development Board will be a valuable resource to engineers across a broad spectrum of specialties, from analog designers looking to explore the power and flexibility of MCU-based systems to engineering professors seeking a flexible and relevant teaching tool that they can add to their curricula.

Hardware Flexibility Enables Experimentation
In keeping with the original, the PICDEM Lab II Development Board was designed to give you a simple development experience without the hassle of and expense of building a custom PCB in the early stages of your project. You can design a system with one or several PIC MCUs, since power and programming connections are replicated across all of the available sockets. Off- chip connections can be made in any manner, and the expansive breadboard provides a convenient area to add analog signal conditioning and drive components to a design. Three separate power supplies give the capability to provide fixed or variable voltage to a system. With several industry-standard interfaces in addition to a system of configurable conntectors, the off-board expansion possibilities are abundant.


Please visit our PICDEM Lab II Design Center for more information

Xpress Your Creativity

Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Board (P/N: XXXXX) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development

The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

On-Board Application Processor

The centerpiece of the MPLAB Xpress evaluation board is the PIC16F18855 MCU; an 8-bit device with the unique combination of low power consumption, performance to handle almost any application task, and on-chip peripherals that enable you to control your system with a minimal amount of code. The PIC16F18855’s peripherals can be set up graphically using the MPLAB Code Configurator plugin, saving you weeks of development time.

Easy System Expansion

Adding sensors, actuators, and drive circuitry to your design is a simple task using the on-board MikroBus expansion header. Over 180 MikroElektronika ClickTM expansion boards are available; options range from WiFi, Bluetooth, and GSM to relays, motor drivers, and sensors.

Drag-and-Drop Programming

Programming the MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.
Xpress Your Creativity

Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Board (DM164142) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development

The MPLAB Xpress PIC16F18877 Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

On-Board Application Processor

The PIC16F18877 MCU is the centerpiece of the MPLAB Xpress board. The product family features a 10-bit ADC with Computation (ADC2) for automated signal analysis, helping reduce system complexity. The MCUs include Core Independent Peripherals, communication, CRC/SCAN, Hardware Limit Timer (HLT) and Windowed WDT (WWDT) to support customers looking to add safety and monitoring to their system. Additionally, these products also feature power conserving functionality, including Idle/Doze operating modes, Peripheral Module Disable (PMD) and eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) technology for a wide range of applications.



Drag-and-Drop Programming

Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC16F18877 Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.

Xpress Your Creativity

Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress PIC16F15376 Evaluation Board (DM164143) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development

The MPLAB Xpress PIC16F15376 Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

On-Board Application Processor

The PIC16F15376 MCU is the centerpiece of the MPLAB Xpress board. PIC16(L)F153XX 8-bit product family feature essential peripherals like Intelligent Analog, Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) and communication combined with eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) for a wide range of low-power applications.The family features PWMs, multiple communication, temperature sensor and memory features like Memory Access Partition (MAP) and Device Information Area (DIA).



Drag-and-Drop Programming

Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC16F15376 Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.
Xpress Your Creativity

Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress PIC18F47K42 Evaluation Board (DM182026) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development

The MPLAB Xpress PIC18F47K42 Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

On-Board Application Processor

PIC18(L)FxxK42 MCUs integrate a rich set of core independent peripherals, intelligent analog peripherals and large Flash/RAM/EEPROM memories. These 28-, 40- and 48-pin devices also offer a host of low power features, performance improvements and design flexibility options that easily and rapidly enable the complex set of functions required by many of today's embedded control applications.


Drag-and-Drop Programming

Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC18F47K42 Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.
Xpress Your Creativity

Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress PIC18F47K40 Evaluation Board (DM182027) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development

The MPLAB Xpress PIC18F47K40 Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

On-Board Application Processor

PIC18F47K40 microcontrollers combine large Flash/EE/RAM memory, rich peripheral integration, XLP and 5V support to suit a variety of general purpose applications. These 40-pin devices deliver Core Independent Peripherals such as CWG, WWDT, CRC/Memory Scan, Hardware CVD, Zero-Cross Detect and Peripheral Pin Select, providing for increased design flexibility and lower system cost.


Drag-and-Drop Programming

Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC18F47K40 Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.

Consisting of a PIC18 PoE Main Board, PoE Programmer Adapter, and I/O Starter Extension – the PIC18 PoE Development Kit provides everything you need to begin developing within the Ethernet of Everything (EoE) environment. Customization and experimentation are simplified via an extension header that is mikroBUS compatible on the PIC18 PoE Main Board allowing for various sensors, controllers, & drivers to be easily incorporated into your application.


Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.

The PIC16F19197 Plug-In Module allows for easy development of LCD applications. The module can be used with the LCD Explorer LCD Development Board (DM240314).
The PIC18F67K40 Plug-in Module is an accessory to the Explorer 8 Development Kit to be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

In addition to the driver libraries, there are a number of demonstration projects available to provide examples of common usage of sensor systems, and accelerate your initial development.

Demonstration projects illustrate how to bring together the sensor API, libraries, board support modules, ASF drivers, and configuration constants to build standalone applications. The following provide examples of available projects, the compete list of available projects is available through the AVR Studio.

The Windows PC Data Visualizer application provides a graphical, real-time display of data sent from a microcontroller board via a USB connection. The ADV tool uses special configuration data sent from the target system to define multiple data streams, each with an oscilloscope-like display of data values. The captured data may also be saved to a standard comma-separated-value file for export and subsequent analysis.

The Data Visualizer (ADV) application is available for download below. Additional information is available in the Application Note, AVR4017: Data Visualizer Application.

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