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Take your next idea to market with a development board that you can keep in your pocket. With full program and debug capabilities, the ATMega4809 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit offers complete support for your next design.

The ATMega4809 microcontroller (MCU) broadens the effectiveness of real-time control systems with a combination of intelligent hardware peripherals alongside the low-power capacity of the AVR core. Elevate your design with a high-speed ADC, Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), and on-chip Configurable Custom Logic (CCL).

Use either Studio 7 or MPLAB X IDEs as a magnifying glass to look into your MCU and step through the debug. Free, easy-to-use graphical programming tools, START and MCC, allow you to intuitively program the target MCU.

Key Features

  • A board the size of a stick of gum with the power to take your idea to market
  • On-board debugger - no external tools are needed to program the ATmega4809
  • Flexible 8-bit ATMega4809 MCU is perfect for real-time control (and so much more)

The ATSAME54MOTOR is an MCU card for Motor control starter kit - ATSAMxxxBDLCxxx-STK. The hardware has the SMART ARM based MCU, ATSAME54, with integrated on-board debug support. The MCU card can be directly used with the currently available ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK, a low voltage BLDC, PMSM motor control starter kit.

The ATSAMD21BLDC24V Base board can be found here - ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK

This plug-in module comes with a ATSAME70 32-Bit ARM Cortex M7 MCU device. It can be used with the Microchip MCHV-3 [DM330023-3] and MCLV-2 [DM330021-2].

MCLV-2 Low Voltage BLDC Kit - DM330021-2

MCHV-3 High Voltage BLDC Kit - DM330023-3

Field Oriented Control code is available at the attached download package for PMSM type motors to enable customers to get started immediately. 

PLEASE NOTE: For use with the MCHV-2 and MCHV-3 (High Voltage) external programming adapter AC320202 is required to safely connect to a PC. 

AC320202 Isolated Debugger Interface

All of the software covered in this application note is available as a MPLAB Harmony application. This application can be found with the <installdir>\apps\motor_control folder of your MPLAB Harmony installation.

The MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software framework can be downloaded from: www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-harmony

The ATSAME70MOTOR is an MCU card for Motor control starter kit - ATSAMxxxBDLCxxx-STK. The hardware has the SMART ARM based MCU, ATSAME70Q21A-AN, with integrated on-board debug support. The MCU card can be directly used with the currently available ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK, a low voltage BLDC, PMSM motor control starter kit.

The ATSAMD21BLDC24V Base board can be found here - ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK

For customers looking to evaluate the ATSAME70 MCU with The Microchip MCLV-2 or MCHV-2 motor control kits, please click here - ATSAME70 Motor Control PIM

The dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board (DM330028) is intended as a cost effective development and demonstration platform for the dsPIC33CH128MP508 family of dual core high performance digital signal controllers.

Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE, the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, making it a perfect starting point to explore the dsPIC33CH dual core family.

Visit our Curiosity Design Center for more information on the Curiosity platform.

Explorer 16/32 Development Kit

Part Number: DM240001-3

$27 Off - Use Coupon Code : EOY2018DT        Expires : 31-Dec-2018
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)

Fast programming, increased functionality, at the same price as its predecessor.


The MPLAB® PICkit™ 4 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer allows fast and easy debugging and programming of PIC® ,  dsPIC®, and CEC flash microcontrollers, using the powerful graphical user interface of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), version 4.15. The MPLAB PICkit 4 is connected to the design engineer's computer using a high-speed 2.0 USB interface and can be connected to the target via an 8-pin Single In-Line (SIL) connector. The connector uses two device I/O pins and the reset line to implement in-circuit debugging and In-Circuit Serial Programming™ (ICSP™). An additional micro SD card slot and the ability to be self-powered from the target means you can take your code with you and program on the go.*

The MPLAB PICkit 4 programs faster than its predecessor with a powerful 32,bit 300MHz SAME70 MCU and comes ready to support PIC® and dsPIC® MCU devices. Along with a wider target voltage, the PICkit 4 supports advanced interfaces such as 4-wire JTAG and Serial Wire Debug with streaming Data Gateway, while being backward compatible for demo boards, headers and target systems using 2-wire JTAG and ICSP. The PICkit 4 also has a unique programmer-to-go function with the addition of a micro SD card slot to hold project code and the ability to be powered by the target board.*

* This functionality is coming soon with firmware update of the product through MPLAB X IDE.

Note: The PICKit 4 is compatible with MPLAB X IDE version 4.15. Download Now. The MPLAB PICkit 4 User's Guide information can be found in the Help section of MPLAB X IDE.

The MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer supports many, but not all, PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs at this time. The firmware is continually being upgraded to add support for new devices. To request priority device support or to report issues, email: PICkit4_Update@microchip.com

To check supported devices: If you have MPLAB X IDE installed, you can browse to the “docs” folder under your MPLAB X installation directory and open the file “Device Support.htm”. Alternatively, you can download it from this link: http://www.microchip.com/mplabx-ide-release-notes


MPLAB Snap

Part Number: PG164100

Our most affordable debugger has power to impress.

The MPLAB® Snap In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer allows affordable, fast and easy debugging and programming of most PIC®, dsPIC® and AVR flash MCUs, using the powerful graphical user interface of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) version 5.05 or later. The MPLAB Snap can be connected to a computer using a High-Speed USB 2.0 interface and can be connected to the target via an 8-pin Single In-Line (SIL) connector. The connector uses two device I/O pins and the reset line to implement in-circuit debugging and In-Circuit Serial Programming™ (ICSP™). It has all the speed and features entry-level users need to quickly debug their prototype.

The MPLAB Snap programs fast, with a powerful 32-bit 300MHz SAME70 MCU for quicker debug iterations. Along with a wide target voltage, the MPLAB Snap supports advanced interfaces such as 4-wire JTAG and Serial Wire Debug with streaming data gateway, while being backward compatible for demo boards, headers and target systems using 2-wire JTAG and ICSP.

Note: The Snap is compatible with MPLAB X IDE version 5.05 and later.

Download MPLAB X IDE Now.

The MPLAB Snap In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer supports most, but not all, PIC, AVR and dsPIC DSCs at this time. The firmware is continually being upgraded to add support for new devices. To request priority device support or to report issues, email: Snap_Update@microchip.com

To check supported devices: Check the MPLAB X IDE Device Support List. If you have MPLAB X IDE installed, you can browse to the “docs” folder under your MPLAB X installation directory and open the file “Device Support.htm”. Alternatively, you can download it from this link: http://www.microchip.com/mplabx-ide-release-notes

Files are available for creating an MPLAB Snap enclosure from Thingiverse here.

With full program and debug capabilities, the PIC16F18446 Curiosity Nano evaluation kit offers complete support for your next design. 

With the award-winning MPLAB X integrated development platform and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), the kit provides access to the Intelligent analog and Core Independent Peripherals on the PIC16F18446.  MCC is a free, graphical programming tool to configure the  rich set of  peripherals and functions specific for your application.  

The SAM E70 Xplained Ultra Evaluation Kit is a hardware platform for evaluating the ATSAME70 and ATSAMS70 families of microcontrollers (MCU). Supported by both the Studio and MPLAB X integrated development platforms, the kit provide easy access to the features of the ATSAME70 and is a valuable assistant when integrating the device into a custom design.

The Xplained Ultra MCU series evaluation kits include an on-board Embedded Debugger, eliminating the need for external tools to program or debug the ATSAME70. The kit offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom designs.

The SAM L10 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is ideal for evaluating and prototyping with the ultra low power SAML10 ARM® Cortex®-M23 based microcontrollers. The SAM L10  MCU features general purpose embedded control capabilities with enhanced peripheral touch controller and advanced analog.

The kit is supported by various demo examples which includes water tolerant touch, keypad touch, low power weather station and SleepWalking demos. It has microBUS socket and Xplained Pro extension headers to expand the development with Mikroelektronika click boards and Xplained Pro extension kits.The kit includes an on-board Embedded Debugger, eliminating the need for external tools to program or debug. The kit also has Xplained Pro Analog Module(XAM) that can be used with the Data Visualizer tool to monitor and analyze power consumption in real time.

 

 Demo Name  Location
 Water tolerant touch  www.microchip.com/START
 Keypad touch  www.microchip.com/START
 Low power weather station  www.microchip.com/START
 Low power SleepWalking   www.microchip.com/START

 

 

The SAML11 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is ideal for evaluating and prototyping with the ultra low power SAML11 ARM® Cortex®-M23 based microcontrollers integrating robust security which includes ARM® TrustZone®, secure boot, crypto acceleration, secure key storage and chip-level tamper detection. In addition to security the SAM L11 MCU features general purpose embedded control capabilities with enhanced peripheral touch controller and advanced analog.

The kit is supported by demo examples which includes trusted execution environment, secure LoRa IoT node and Amazon Web Services (AWS) enrollment using Trustonic Kinibi-M, additionally it is supported by water tolerant touch and keypad touch demos. It has microBUS socket and Xplained pro extension headers to expand the development with Mikroelektronika click boards and Xplained pro extension kits. The kit includes an on-board Embedded Debugger, eliminating the need for external tools to program or debug. The kit also has Xplained Pro Analog Module(XAM) that can be used with the Data Visualizer tool to monitor and analyze power consumption in real time.

Demo Name  Demo  Location
Trusted Execution Environment   www.microchip.com/START
 AWS Enrollment with Kinibi-M  Contact Microchip local sales for availability
 Secure LoRa IoT Node  Contact Microchip local sales for availability
 Low power weather station www.microchip.com/START
 Low power SleepWalking www.microchip.com/START
 Water tolerant touch www.microchip.com/START
 Low power Keypad touch www.microchip.com/START