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The audio development board for dsPIC33E (DM330016) provides developers a flexible platform for 24-bit audio record and playback, USB digital audio and sample rate conversion.
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)

Microchip’s Digital High Intensity Discharge (HID) Ballast Reference Design showcases the benefits digital control can bring to an HID ballast. HID ballasts must go through the complicated process of igniting the HID bulb and then transitioning it into steady state operation. Typically HID ballasts require a large set of analog controllers to properly control the HID lamp. However, using digital control techniques a single Microchip dsPIC device is able to control the entire HID ballast, reducing the ballast’s components and costs. Microchip’s Digital HID Ballast Reference Design is designed to interface to a standard automotive HID lamp. The reference design uses 9-16VDC and outputs 35W of steady state power and reaches an efficiency of over 85%. To handle changes in the input voltage and current, the reference design implements under voltage, over voltage, and over current protection. Using the reference design, a standard HID automotive bulb is able to reach steady state light output in under 150 seconds. Finally, since size is important in most ballast applications, the reference design uses planar magnetic to reach a small size of 9mm x 60mm x 80mm, commonly referred to as a “slim” ballast form factor. All documentation, schematics, and software can be found below. This reference design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement. For more information view the complete HID Ballast Reference Design Webinar

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High performance power supplies are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from telecommunication equipment, industrial equipment, digital televisions, lighting, air conditioners and other home appliances. They all need solutions for power factor correction to improve overall efficiency, improve the input power factor, voltage regulation and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the input current. Digital interleaved power factor correction methods provide many benefits over older PFC techniques including:

  • Lower Cost for High Power Applications
  • Smaller PFC Inductor and Magnetic volume
  • Higher Power Density
  • Lower Ripple
  • Easy implementation of sophisticated control algorithms
  • Flexible software modifications to meet specific customer needs
  • Simpler integration with other applications

This reference design provides an easy method to evaluate the power, and features of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers for an Interleaved Power Factor Correction application. The Interleaved PFC reference design unit works with universal input voltage range, and produces a single high voltage DC output up to 350W of power. The reference design has six main blocks:

  • Input EMI filter and rectifier
  • Dual Phase Interleaved PFC Circuit with feedback
  • Plug in module connector with a dsPIC33FJ16GS504
  • User’s interface circuit with programming connector and push buttons
  • 12V and 3.3V power supply circuit, and
  • Fault detection circuit for hardware protection

The dual phase interleaved PFC software implements three compensators for voltage, current and load balancing. It also has a feed-forward compensator based on input average voltage.

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This reference design provides an easy method to evaluate the power, and features of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers for high wattage AC - DC conversion application. Discover the many benefits of digital power control implementation in this reference design. The SMPS AC - DC Reference Design unit works with universal input voltage range, and produces multiple DC outputs. The design is based on a modular structure, which features three major power stages; the input stage, intermediate stage and the third stage, a Point of Load. The input stage is a PFC Boost Converter, the intermediate stage is a Phase-Shifted Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) Converter, which includes ZVT Full Bridge Converter and Synchronous Rectification, and the third stage is Single-phase and Multi-phase Buck Converters. This reference design uses two dsPIC33F16GS504 devices; one used for the PFC Boost Converter and ZVT Full Bridge Converter, while the other dsPIC® DSC is used for Single-phase and Multi-phase Buck Converters.


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The dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit provides a low cost method for the development and testing of USB OTG, Host and Device applications on the 60 MIPS dsPIC33E DSC family. The board contains an on-board programming/debugger, standard A USB and micro A/B connectors, three user-programmable LEDs, three push button switches and an expansion header compatible with the Multimedia Expansion Board (DM320005) and I/O Expansion Board (DM320002). The starter kit comes preloaded with basic Communication Device Class (CDC) demonstration software.

Programming, Running and Debugging Applications

Use the following procedure for programming/debugging your application programs (the dsPIC33E Start Kit CDC USB Device Demo software available from the link below is mentioned here as an example):

  • Using MPLAB IDE, open the project C:\dsPIC33E PIC24E USB Starter Kit Demo\Firmware\ USB Device - CDC - Basic Demo - dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit.mcp. (This assumes that the demo was installed in the default location) 
  • Connect the starter kit to your PC using the provided USB mini-B to full-sized A cable. Note that the jumper in J5 should not be installed. 
  • Choose “Starter Kit On Board” as the debugger tool in MPLAB IDE by selecting Debugger > Select Tool> Starter Kit On Board. 
  • Choose the debug build configuration by selecting Project > Build Configuration > Debug. 
  • Build the project by selecting Project > Build All. 
  • Download the code into the starter kit by selecting Debugger > Program. 
  • Run the downloaded application software by selecting Debugger > Run. At this time LED2 on the starter kit should turn on. 
  • This demo allows the Starter Kit to appear as a serial (COM) port to the host. The instructions for this demo can be found at C:\dsPIC33E PIC24E USB Starter Kit Demo\Documentation\Getting Started\Getting Started - Running the Device - CDC - Basic Demo. See the Running the Demo section. 

The dsPIC33EP256GP506 General Purpose plug in module (PIM) comes with a 64-pin dsPIC33EP256GP506 TQFP device and enables users to explore the innovative features of the 70MIPS dsPIC33E using the Explorer 16 development board.
The dsPIC33EP512GM710 General Purpose plug in module (PIM) comes with a 100-pin dsPIC33EP512GM710 TQFP device and enables users to explore the innovative features of the 70MIPS dsPIC33E using the Explorer 16 development board.
The dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN starter Kit features the dsPIC33EV256GM106 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) for automotive and motor control applications. The Starter Kit contains serial data ports for CAN, LIN and SENT, a self-contained USB programming/debug interface, and an expansion footprint for flexibility in application hardware development. This board allows users to explore three popular automotive and industrial serial data formats (CAN, LIN and SENT). The PICkit On-Board (PKOB) USB programmer and debugger allows simple programming without the need for an additional hardware interface. No other external tools are required to program the device.
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 Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCHV-2 Development System is intended to aid the user in the rapid evaluation and development of a wide variety of motor control applications using a dsPIC® Digital Signal Controller (DSC). This development system is targeted to control Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM), and AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in sensor or sensorless operation. This flexible and cost-effective tool can be configured in different ways for use with Microchip’s specialized motor control DSCs. The dsPICDEM™ MCHV-2 Development System supports the dsPIC33F and dsPIC33E Motor Control device family and offers a mounting option to connect either a 28-pin SOIC device or a generic 100-pin Plug-In Module (PIM). The system has a three-phase power module device that contains the motor inverter and the gate driver’s circuitry. The circuit drives a BLDC, PMSM, or ACIM motor using different control techniques without requiring any additional hardware. The MCHV-2 supports using either the internal opamps found on certain dsPIC33E products or the external opamps found on the MCHV-2 board for current sensing.

The rated continuous output current from the inverter is 6.5A (RMS). This allows up to approximately 2 kVA output when running from a 208V to 230V single-phase input voltage in a maximum 30ºC (85ºF) ambient temperature environment. Therefore, the system is ideally suited for running a standard 3-Phase Induction Motor of up to 1.4 kW (1.8 HP) rating or a slightly higher rated industrial servo-motor. The power module is capable of driving other types of motors and electrical loads that do not exceed the maximum power limit and are predominantly inductive. Furthermore, single-phase loads can be driven using one or two of the inverter outputs. The unit is capable of operating from 90V up to a maximum of 265V.

The MCHV-2(DM330023-2) replaces the previous MCHV (DM330023) and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCHV(DM330023) and all motor control PIMs.
The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCHV-3 Development System is intended to aid the user in the rapid evaluation and development of a wide variety of motor control applications using a dsPIC® Digital Signal Controller (DSC). This development system is targeted to control Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM), and AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in sensor or sensorless operation. This flexible and cost-effective tool can be configured in different ways for use with Microchip’s specialized motor control DSCs. The dsPICDEM™ MCHV-3 Development System supports the dsPIC33F and dsPIC33E Motor Control device family and offers a mounting option to connect either a 28-pin SOIC device or a generic 100-pin Plug-In Module (PIM). The system has a three-phase power module device that contains the motor inverter and the gate driver’s circuitry. The circuit drives a BLDC, PMSM, or ACIM motor using different control techniques without requiring any additional hardware. The MCHV-2 supports using either the internal opamps found on certain dsPIC33E products or the external opamps found on the MCHV-3 board for current sensing. It also has Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry to meet power regulatory requirements.

The rated continuous output current from the inverter is 6.5A (RMS). This allows up to approximately 2 kVA output when running from a 208V to 230V single-phase input voltage in a maximum 30ºC (85ºF) ambient temperature environment. Therefore, the system is ideally suited for running a standard 3-Phase Induction Motor of up to 1.4 kW (1.8 HP) rating or a slightly higher rated industrial servo-motor. The power module is capable of driving other types of motors and electrical loads that do not exceed the maximum power limit and are predominantly inductive. Furthermore, single-phase loads can be driven using one or two of the inverter outputs. The unit is capable of operating from 90V up to a maximum of 265V.

The MCHV-3(DM330023-3) complements the previous MCHV-2 (DM330023-2) and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCHV-2(DM330023-2) and all motor control PIMs.
The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCSM Development Board is targeted to control both unipolar and bipolar stepper motors in open-loop or closed-loop (current control) mode. The hardware is designed in such a way that no hardware changes are necessary for 8-, 6- or 4-wire stepper motors in either bipolar or unipolar configurations. Software to run motors in open-loop or closed-loop with full or variable micro-stepping is provided. A GUI for controlling step commands, motor parameter input, and operation modes is included. This flexible and cost-effective board can be configured in different ways for use with Microchip’s specialized dsPIC33F Motor Control Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board offers a mounting option to connect either a 28-pin SOIC device or a generic 100-pin Plug-In Module (PIM). A dsPIC33FJ32MC204 DSC PIM (MA330017) is included.

The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board supports terminal voltages up to 80V and currents up to 3A. The dsPIC33F device uses the MOSFET driver to drive the two full-bridge inverters that power the motor windings. The board includes various circuitries to perform the following functions: 

  • Drive two motor windings with the two on-board full-bridge inverters 
  • Measure feedback and other analog signals (i.e., current, DC voltage, Potentiometer and Fault signals)
  • Communicate with a host computer or an external device via USB
The dsPIC DSC devices feature an 8-channel, high-speed PWM with Complementary mode output, a programmable ADC trigger on the PWM reload cycle, digital dead time control, internal shoot-through protection and hardware fault shutdown. These features make the dsPIC DSC an ideal solution for high-performance stepper motor control applications where control of the full-bridge inverter is required.

The MCSM Development Board is available in two configurations: 
  • dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board : DM330022
  • dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board Kit : DV330021
The dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing sensored or sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous motor control applications. The board supports Microchip’s 100-pin Plug-In-Modules with dsPIC33E, dsPIC33F and PIC32MK Digital Signal Controllers. The board supports the use of the internal, on chip OpAmps found on certain dsPIC® devices or the external OpAmps found on the MCLV-2 board. A dsPIC33EP256MC506 Internal OpAmp PIM (MA330031) is included. The board is capable of controlling motors rated up to 48V and 15A, with multiple communication channels such as USB, CAN, LIN and RS-232.

The dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board is targeted to control a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor or Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) in sensor or sensorless operation. This flexible and cost-effective board can be configured in different ways for use with Microchip’s specialized motor control digital signal controllers. The dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board supports the dsPIC33E, dsPIC33F and PIC32MK motor control device families. It offers a mounting option to connect a generic 100-pin Plug-In Module (PIM).

The MCLV-2(DM330021-2) replaces the previous MCLV (DM330021) and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCLV(DM330021) and all motor control PIMs
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


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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)

The PIC24FJ256DA210 Development Board is a low cost and efficient development board to evaluate the features and performance of the PIC24FJ256DA210 with integrated graphics, mTouch™ and USB. This board is an ideal platform for developing graphical human interface applications.

The development board requires a display board to complete the 2-board setup. It has a Microchip display connector V1, and allows developers to match with any of the listed 3.2”, 4.3” TFT display, or the graphics prototype board available by Microchip.

  • 3.2” 320x240 Truly TFT Display Board (AC164127-4)
  • 4.3” 480x272 Powertip TFT Display Board (AC164127-6)
  • Display Prototype Board (AC164139)
The development board also provides a complete interface to MPLAB ICD-3, MPLAB REAL ICE, and MPLAB PICkit-3 Emulator and Debugger.

Microchip also offers the PIC24FJ256DA210 development kit (DV164039) option which includes the board, 3.2” TFT Sisplay, Graphics Display Prototype Board, and MPLAB ICD-3 Emulator and Debugger.
The LCD Explorer Development Board supports Microchip’s 100-pin Microcontrollers with x8 common Segment LCD Drivers. The LCD Explorer provides an ideal platform for a customer to evaluate a MCU with a x8 Common LCD Driver on a 38 segment x 8 common LCD display. PICtail Plus connections allow a customer to evaluate the selected MCU in a complex system by adding Microchip’s PICtail Plus daughter boards.


The Low Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing dual/single motor control power stage targeted to drive two Brushless DC (BLDC) motors or Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) concurrently. The bundle comes with a dsPIC DSC Signal board, Motor Control 10-24V Driver Board and dsPIC33EP512GM710 Dual Motor Control PIM.

The dsPIC (DSC) Signal Board supports both 3.3V and 5V operated devices for various applications and frequently used human interface features along with the communication ports. The Signal Board has two major connectors, a 120-pin connector and a 60-pin connector to enable connection to the plug-in boards.

The Motor Control 10V–24V Driver Board (Dual/Single) along with the compatible dsPIC DSC Signal Board provides a software development platform to build and evaluate embedded motor control application software using Microchip’s high performance motor control Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and Microcontrollers (MCUs).
With the common use of cards instead of cash, Credit Card Reader (MSR, mag stripe/swipe readers) are an essential part of any POS system. MSRs can read any card with magnetic stripes, including some driver's licenses, gift cards, and other IDs.

Magnetic Card Readers (also known as Magnetic Stripe Readers or MSRs) read data from a 3-track magnetic stripe via a peak detection circuit and process that data for downstream users. After extracting data from the magnetic stripe, it is converted to binary data and formatted for encryption. They feed the swiped information to applications management software and connect through USB, RS-232, or PS/2 connections.

Microchip Magnetic card reader solution reads ISO/IEC-7811 cards (also known as “Frequency/double Frequency” (F2F) encoding standard). The data format encodes 7-bit data on Track1, 5-bit data for Track 2 and 3. Please refer to the features section for an in depth description of the Magnetic card readers capabilities. 

Microchip offers 2 solutions, one using the dsPIC33EP family and the other using the PIC24F family of PIC's

This demo is not for sale, but can be easily created from components listed in the user's guide.

For questions related to this board please contact http://www.microchip.com/support

Microchip’s 200W DC/DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design operates over a wide input voltage range (350 - 420Vdc) with a nominal input of 400V, providing a 12V DC output, while maintaining high-voltage isolation between the primary and secondary. High efficiency is achieved through Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) on the half-bridge converter and Zero Current Switching (ZCS) on the synchronous rectifier. A synchronous rectifier is implemented over the traditional full wave rectifier for improved efficiency. The DC-DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design utilizes Microchip’s digital power conversion dsPIC for unique “adaptive” control of the half-bridge converter and synchronous rectifier.

This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion and system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively create products using advanced switching techniques such as LLC that lower switching losses and enable efficiencies as high as 95%. The DC to DC LLC Converter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

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Microchip’s Digital Pure Sine Wave Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Reference Design is based on the dsPIC33F “GS” series of digital-power Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). This reference design demonstrates how digital-power techniques when applied to UPS applications enable easy modifications through software, the use of smaller magnetics, intelligent battery charging, higher efficiency, compact designs, reduction in audible and electrical noise via a purer sine-wave output, USB communication and low-cost overall bill-of-materials. This reference design is Royalty Free. Click here for a list of complete documentation and software & hardware design information.

This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion and system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively create products using advanced switching techniques such as LLC that lower switching losses and enable efficiencies as high as 95%. The DC to DC LLC Converter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

The Digital Pure Sine Wave UPS System operates in two modes:

Standby Mode – Operational in the presence of AC line voltage; battery is charged in this mode.
UPS Mode – Operational during power outage; the system switches to a function called inverter to provide power to load. Charge stored in the battery is converted to AC output.

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Microchip’s Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design demonstrates the flexibility and power of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers in Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter systems. This reference design has a maximum output power of 215 Watts and ensures maximum power point tracking for PV panel voltages between 20V to 45V DC. High efficiency was achieved by implementing a novel interleaved active-clamp flyback topology with Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS).

This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion as well as all system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively develop products using advanced switching techniques / topologies that lower switching losses and improve overall system efficiency. The Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

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Microstick for 3V PIC24F K-series (Part #: DM240013-1) is a flexible USB powered development platform. It’s the perfect solution for those looking to get started with Microchip’s lowest cost 16-bit microcontroller families – PIC24F “KL” and “KA” – for extremely cost sensitive consumer, medical and industrial applications.

SUPPORTED PARTS:
Microstick for 3V PIC24F K-series supports the following 3V PIC24F “KL” and “KA” devices (28-pin SPDIP package only)
  • PIC24F16KL402 (included in package)
  • PIC24F16KA102 (included in package)
  • PIC24F08KL302
  • PIC24F08KL402
  • PIC24F08KA102
  • PIC24F16KA302
  • PIC24F32KA302
Microstick for 5V PIC24F K-series (Part #: DM240013-2) is a flexible USB powered development platform. It’s the perfect solution for those looking to get started with Microchip’s low cost 16-bit microcontroller families – 5V PIC24FV “KM” and “KA” – for extremely cost sensitive consumer, medical and industrial applications.

SUPPORTED PARTS:
Microstick for 5V PIC24F K-series supports the following 5V PIC24FV “KM” and “KA” devices (28-pin SPDIP package only)
  • PIC24FV16KM202 (included in package)
  • PIC24FV08KM202
  • PIC24FV16KM102
  • PIC24FV08KM102
  • PIC24FV32KA302
  • PIC24FV16KA302

Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H

Part Number: DM330013

Mature Product
The Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H devices is designed to provide designers with an easy to use, economical development environment for 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers and PIC® Microcontrollers.

Microstick provides all you need to get started at a very low cost. It has an integrated programmer / debugger. It can be used stand-alone or plugged into a prototyping board for extremely flexible development. The device under test is socketed for easy change-out, and Microchip’s MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment supports Microstick. It has never been more affordable to get started with Microchip 16-bit devices!

Supported Parts: 
dsPIC33FJ64MC802 
dsPIC33FJ128MC802
PIC24HJ64GP502 
PIC24HJ128GP502
Microstick II delivers a complete development hardware platform for Microchip’s 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers and digital signal controllers. It’s the perfect solution to those looking for a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform.  (Note: Go to Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H Development Board for information on the Microstick tool.)

The USB-powered kit includes an on-board debugger/programmer, a DUT socket for easy device swapping, a user LED and reset button. It is designed for insertion into a standard prototyping board for easy connection to additional circuitry. The kit is extremely portable as well and is still about the size of a stick of gum!

Supported Parts:
Microstick II supports 3.3V PIC24FJ, PIC24E, PIC24H, dsPIC33, and PIC32 28-pin SPDIP packaged devices shown in the table to the right (see images).
The Motor Control Starter Kit with mTouch Sensing is a complete hardware and software tool suite for evaluating Microchip’s ultra-low cost Motor Control Family dsPIC DSCs. It contains a single board with a BLDC motor, capacitive-touch sliders and a built-in debugger.

The MPLAB Starter Kit for Digital Power kit uses the dsPIC33EP64GS502 DSC to implement a buck converter and a boost converter. It is a digitally controlled power supply board that consists of one independent DC/DC synchronous Buck converter and one independent DC/DC Boost converter. Each converter can drive its on-board MOSFET controlled resistive load or an external load. The board has an LCD display for voltage, current, temperature and fault conditions, and an integrated programmer/debugger, all powered by the included 9 V power supply.



The MPLAB Starter Kit for dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers is a complete hardware and software tool suite for exploring applications based upon Microchip’s dsPIC DSCs. With a built-in debugger on the board, simply install the software and connect the USB cable to the PC. Start up MPLAB IDE and you are in full control, able to run the sample programs, and to download and test your own applications. The board is designed with dsPIC DSC with 256 KB of flash memory, a high-fidelity audio codec, microphone input and headphone/speaker outputs, and is powered from the USB connection to the PC. Also on the board are reconfigurable switches, potentiometers, a temperature sensor and a 4 Mb serial EEPROM to store data such as audio samples.

The PIC24E USB Starter Kit provides a low cost method for the development and testing of USB OTG, Host and Device applications on the 60 MIPS PIC24E MCU family. The board contains an on-board programming/debugger, standard A USB and micro A/B connectors, three user-programmable LEDs, three push button switches and an expansion header compatible with the Multimedia Expansion Board (DM320005) and I/O Expansion Board (DM320002). The starter kit comes preloaded with basic Communication Device Class (CDC) demonstration software.
The PIC24F Starter Kit contains everything needed to begin exploring the high performance and versatility of the PIC24F microcontroller family. This inexpensive kit includes an integrated in-circuit debugger and programmer, USB device and host connectors, tri color LED, capacitive touch pad and an OLED display. Menu driven demonstration software supports data logging, thumb drive, and graphics applications to test the PIC24F MCU.

Getting Started:
  • Connect the USB cable from the PC to the demo board, and interact with the custom demo application.
OR

  • MPLAB Start Kit for the PIC24F demo support is now distributed as part of the Legacy Microchip Application Libraries(v2013-06-15) : Legacy MLA .The link to the Legacy libraries can also be found in the Documents/Software section below. 
  • Once downloaded and installed, demos for this start kit include ‘PIC24F Starter Kit 1’ and nearly all USB related demo projects, please see the USB library release note for details.
    Older software distribution can be found in our archives.
The PIC24F Starter Kit includes integrated hardware debug and programmer circuitry to develop, program and test applications on the board’s PIC24F MCU device --all from the MPLAB graphical development environment. A USB connection to a host computer supplies communications and power to the board --no additional external power supply is needed.

Demos included:
  • Interactive, menu driven display using Parallel Master Port (PMP)
  • Capacitive touch sensing with the Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU)
  • Time and data display using the Real Time Clock and Calendar (RTCC)
  • RGB LED Control with three PWMs and Peripheral Pin Select (PPS)
  • USB Flash drive interface with USB embedded host peripheral
  • Real-time data graphing using the ADC and display multi-tasking
  • Real-time data capture using multi-tasking with USB embedded host


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
Showcasing PIC24F “GC” Family with High Resolution Analog, LCD, and USB

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The MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent.Integrated.Analog is a comprehensive development kit featuring the PIC24F “GC” family of 16-bit microcontrollers. This family features advanced integrated analog which reduces BOM cost, lowers noise, and has faster throughput.

The board features an analog header, allowing clean analog signals to be accessed, preserving signal integrity. To complement the header, the board also features on-board sensors such as light sensor, potentiometer, microphone, temperature, and capacitive touch.

The custom LCD display features a 296 dot-matrix array for text display, and 17 special icons. The text display area features scrolling information displays for several of the included demos. Controlling the display are three mTouch™ navigation touch pads.

Additional features include USB Host and Device support, RF expandability, audio output via headphone jack, and on-board debugger/programmer.

PIC24F Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM240004

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

Bluetooth® has emerged as a standard of choice for connecting local embedded applications through a smartphone or tablet. Many applications only need simple command and control, or a quick status update from a sensor. By catering to these needs, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has evolved to support these low-duty cycle applications with lower power consumption. Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers and RN4020 Bluetooth low energy module help in achieving low power consumption. The PIC24FJ128GB204 or PIC24FJ256GB410 devices used in this demo have an integrated hardware Crypto engine. This demonstration shows the simple communication between the RN4020 module and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) supporting smartphone or tablet. The RN4020 module is controlled by the PIC24FJ128GB204 or PIC24FJ256GB410 MCU which include a hardware crypto engine used for AES encryption in the demonstration. The demo is built using standard development tools from Microchip including the Explorer 16 Board, PIC24FJ128GB204 or PIC24FJ256GB410 Processor Plug-In Module (PIM), and Bluetooth LE PICtail Plus Daughter Card. These readily available tools can be used to easily replicate this demo on your own. The demo is supported by MCU firmware and an app that will run on an Android phone or tablet.  The first application is turning the LEDs on and off using the touch buttons on the tablet.  The app can also show the state of the switches on the board, toggling on and off.  The demo also includes data security using the crypto engine integrated on the PIC24FJ128GB204 or PIC24FJ256GB410 MCU, with up to 128-bit AES.   This demo shows a PIC24 XLP MCU working with Bluetooth LE talking to an Android tablet to show basic command and control similar to what would be used for a simple IoT sensor node. This demo can also be built using the PIC24FJ256GB410 Processor Plug-In Module in place of the PIC24FJ128GB204 Processor Plug-in Module. 

For questions related to this board please contact http://www.microchip.com/support

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

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.
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
Microchip’s Platinum-Rated 720W AC-DC Reference Design demonstrates the flexibility and power of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers in switch-mode power supplies. This reference design has a peak efficiency of 94.1% and achieves the ENERGY STAR CSCI Platinum Level. It features a 2-phase interleaved power factor correction boost converter followed by a 2-phase interleaved two-switch forward converter with synchronous rectification. 

This reference design is implemented using two dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provide the full digital control of the power conversion as well as all system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively develop products using advanced adaptive control algorithms that help improve efficiency at light loads. The Platinum-Rated 720W AC/DC Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

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The environmental changes of today are no exception. Professional weather stations are rightfully used, but cannot be placed in every corner of the world. What if it was possible to make a low cost weather station, which almost everyone could afford? What if we together could help out with a piece of the puzzle, trying to solve problems ahead?

We have created a portable weather station that will measure and display weather parameters such as 
    •  Temperature 
    •  Humidity 
    •  Environment Air Quality 
    •  Light Brightness
and can be used in office environment and outdoor as well. The design uses Microchip eXtreme Low Power MCU PIC24FJ128GC010 which drives the measurement for all of the sensors. The sensor values undergo signal conditioning using microcontrollers integrated Op-Amps and analog to digital converters making the sensor reading suitable for digital processing. To allow user to control the board and select different operating modes capacitive buttons are implemented using CTMU peripheral. A segmented LCD display and USB are both output for the board. The board is powered by two AA batteries and also a coin cell connected to Vbat pin of the microcontroller for maintaining real time clock information even if the main battery is removed.
 
Besides displaying weather data on board, we can do meaningful use of data by sending data to cloud using computers. This demo also includes connectivity to computers using USB communications device class (or USB CDC), providing an interface for transmitting and receiving to other USB based systems. The demo is supported by Schematic, User guide and MCU firmware.

This level of integration is available on Microchip’s PIC24F ‘GC’ family, we call it intelligent analog and it improves system throughput, reduces noise, and reduces system cost by integrating several analog blocks. We also integrated user interface peripherals like USB, LCD to create a product that is perfect for portable medical and industrial sensors applications.

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This reference design provides an easy method to evaluate the power, and features of SMPS dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers in high density quarter brick DC-DC converters for intermediate bus architectures(IBA). This reference design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS” digital-power DSCs from Microchip that provides the full digital control of the power conversion and system management functions. As shown in this reference design the dsPIC33F ‘GS’ devices enable designers to easily and cost effectively create products using advanced switching techniques such as Phase Shift Full Bridge (PSFB) topology that lower switching losses and enable efficiencies as high as 94%. The reference design also supports the Full Bridge topology through minor hardware modifications. The Quarter brick DC to DC Converter Reference Design is royalty free when used in accordance with the licensing agreement.

This reference design works with telecom input range 36V – 76V DC and provides 12V with 200W power. Designed with planar magnetics, this reference design implements various non-linear techniques, which improves the performance and efficiency.

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