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200W Wireless Power Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: 200W_Wireless_Power

The 200W  Wireless Power reference design implements a proprietary protocol developed from several years of R&D and granted U.S patents in the field of wireless power. The 200W solution is ideal for applications such as Power Tools, Vacuum Robots, Industrial Slip Rings, Small Electric Vehicles and Drones.

The Transmitter can be powered from an 8- 24V D.C input and the receiver can regulate it's output voltage within this range. The system operates at 90% efficiency at 100W power and a Z-distance of 5-10mm.



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This compact 80nm frame, 3-phase, 110/220 VAC, 4-Pole Induction Motor (ZD Motor 4IK25A-S) is rated for 25 Watts at continuous duty.  At 1,300 RPM it draws 250mA and produces 0.19 Nm of torque.  This motor has been certified for use with all dsPIC33E/F ACIM motor control application notes using the dsPICDEM MCHV-2 and MCHV-3 Development Systems (DM330023-2, DM330023-3).   Orders for this motor are Non-Returnable/Cancelable).
This Leadshine model 42HS03 stepper motor can be used with the PICDEM MCSM development board (DM330022 and DM330022-1). Featuring 8 leads, it can be configured for unipolar or bipolar operation and has a step angle of 1.8°.

Air Conditioner Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: aircon-board

Air conditioner (A/C) designs need to meet stringent energy efficiency ratings and power factor specifications to reduce overall power consumption. High energy efficiency is achieved by using an inverter-based variable speed drive for the brushless motor-based compressor and condenser fans. The variable speed drive and the sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) of brushless motors allow an appliance to operate at an optimal power setting compared to a fixed speed single phase AC induction motor (ACIM) drive. Power factor correction (PFC) is required for all high-power appliances to connect to the electrical grid.

Microchip’s Air Conditioner reference design, based on the dual core dsPIC33CH family of digital signal controllers, demonstrates efficient control of the condenser fan, compressor, PFC and the overall application logic implementation. The high-performance dsPIC33C DSCs (Dual core dsPIC33CH DSCs and Single core dsPIC33CK DSCs) offer the right set of peripherals that is ideal for dual motor control and enables replacing three controllers with one for a cost advantage in your design.

This reference design has proven power stages for high power PFC (220V, 1.8 KW), condenser fan (120 W) and compressor (1.34 KW) motor control. Additional features like temperature sensor interfaces, field communications and valve drives will enable you to develop on this platform for a wide variety of air conditioner systems like window A/Cs and the outdoor unit of split A/Cs.

Read more about the cost advantage of our air conditioner reference design.

Ready for a live demonstration? This reference design is provided with full user’s guide, source code, schematics and PCB layout. Contact Microchip sales for demonstration, design files and firmware.

Benefits

  • Single chip solution to optimize cost 
  • Simplifies the development by enabling independent code development for the PFC and Dual motor control using the dual core dsPIC33CH DSCs 
    • Slave core implements dedicated time-critical dual motor control algorithms  
    • Master core implements Interleaved Boost PFC, system functions and other custom features 
  • 3-phase motor control power stage for driving Low Power High Voltage BLDC/ PMSM motors
The Digital Compensator Design Tool (DCDT) helps power supply designers by simplifying the overall process of determining the digital compensator coefficients and analyzing the control system performance. The DCDT incorporates all feedback gains and delays to provide the most accurate model of the control system. Along with analyzing the closed loop performance via Bode Plots, the user can verify stability by using the DCDT’s root locus and Nyquist plots. Once the desired performance is obtained the DCDT will automatically calculate the compensator coefficients and scaling parameters and generate software files to be used with the free SMPS Control Software Libraries.

The DCDT is topology independent which allows the most sophisticated converters to be analyzed. With a topology independent architecture, the tool requires a mathematical expression of the plant transfer function. This can be entered as a polynomial equation or in pole/zero form (up to 5th order systems). The tool also supports a data import option where the plant transfer function is a table of phase/gain vs. frequency data points that can be generated from a simulation environment or even from a network analyzer.
 
The DCDT currently allows users to develop voltage mode control and peak current mode control applications with support for average current mode control to be available shortly. Depending on the control scheme, different compensators may be required. The DCDT supports many different compensator types such as the digital 3-pole/ 3-zero (3P3Z), digital 2P2Z, digital PID, and analog type II/III. The analog type II/III compensators allow analog designers to input their existing analog compensator designs into the tool either by passive R/C components or by entering pole/zero frequency points. The tool will then generate the equivalent digital compensator streamlining the transition from analog to digital compensator design.

All MPLAB® X IDE. plug-ins, including this Digital Compensator Design Tool, are free, available and ready to install once the MPLAB® X IDE has been installed. Just follow the simple steps in the getting started tab to see all the available plug-ins and to install the DCDT.

The Digital Power Development Board is a demonstration board that provides the user a flexible measurement platform for all compatible Microchip dsPIC33’s Digital Power Plug-In Modules (DP PIMs).

DP PIM modules can be inserted into the mating socket in the middle of the Digital Power Development Board. All pins of the DP PIM are accessible via test loops or pin headers. The on-board Micro USB connector provides a DC power input to all circuitry. In addition, a mikroBUS™ socket is provided to extend functionality.

Digital Power Interleaved PFC Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: Digital-Power-Interleaved-PFC

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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Refrigerator compressors are now driven by brushless DC motors or permanent magnet synchronous motor to meet high energy efficiency ratings. You must use an inverter-based variable speed drive for the brushless motor to achieve this high energy efficiency. The variable speed drive allows you to operate the compressor at an optimal speed in order to maintain a constant temperature setting as compared to a fixed-speed single-phase AC induction motor (ACIM) drive. Field-Oriented Control (FOC) of brushless motors enables you to implement the variable speed drive and add advanced motor control features like on-the-fly startup and stall detection with auto-recovery.

This refrigerator compressor reference design will help you to rapidly prototype and develop a cost-effective and innovative design using a dsPIC33EP64MC202 Digital Signal Controller. Other Microchip components utilized in the design include  a MCP16331 DC/DC converter and a MIC5239 LDO voltage regulator. The design works with a wide variety of refrigerator compressor motors, supporting both Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (IPMSM) and Surface Mount Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (SPMSM).This reference design implements sensorless control and single-shunt current sensing technique to save BOM cost. This design also addresses the challenges of reliable startup of the compressor with high pressure and low standby power consumption.

Microchip provides Class-B Safety Software libraries for the dsPIC33 to reduce your development time for appliances requiring functional safety.

Ready for a live demonstration? This reference design is provided with full user’s guide, source code, schematics and PCB layout. Contact Microchip for demonstration, design files and firmware.

dsPIC33C Digital Power Starter Kit introduces and demonstrate the capabilities and features of Microchip's SMPS families of devices. It features on-board dsPIC33CK256MP505 DSC, SMPS power stages, loads, LCD display, USB/UART bridge and programmer/debugger, which eliminates the need for any additional hardware.

The dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board (DM330028-2) is intended as a cost effective development and demonstration platform for the entire dsPIC33CH 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.

The dsPIC33CK Curiosity Development Board (DM330030) is a cost-effective development and demonstration platform for the dsPIC33CK family of single-core high performance digital signal controllers.
Designed 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 dsPIC33CK family.
Visit our Curiosity Design Center for more information on the Curiosity platform.

The dsPIC33CK Low Voltage Motor Control (LVMC) Development Board is a cost-effective rapid development platform for Brushless DC (BLDC), Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and Internal Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor control applications.  The LVMC development board is ideal to explore and prototype motor control applications that operate from 12 to 48 Volts and up to 10 Amps of continuous current. The board can also support higher current, up to 20 Amps with an optional fan or heatsink.  The board supports application development for sensored six-step trapezoidal or sinusoidal control with hall sensors, sensorless BEMF measuring phase voltages, or Field Oriented Control (FOC) with single, dual or triple-shunt resistor current sensing circuits.  This flexibly in architecture allows you to evaluate various design techniques that suit your application requirements, balancing the cost and performance.

The LVMC board features the high-performance, single core dsPIC33CK256MP506 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) with 256KB Flash, 8-pairs of advanced motor control PWMs, three integrated 3.5 Msps ADCs for implementing math intensive motor control algorithms like sensorless FOC, Initial Position Detection (IPD), Field Weakening (FW), etc.  The LVMC board comes with two mikroBUS™ headers to expand the board features to meet your application needs.  It features a high-speed USB to UART interface for debug purpose and to monitor key parameters in your control algorithm using a graphical PC tool like X2C Scope or RTDM.

Benefits

  • Low-cost development board to prototype low-voltage motor control designs
  • A complete design serving as a reference to implement your motor control solution using the dsPIC33CK DSC and MIC4605 MOSFET gate drivers in a small form factor
  • Flexible development board to explore various BLDC/PMSM/IPM commutation techniques:
  • Supports trapezoidal 6-step control or FOC of BLDC/PMSM/IPM motors
  • Multiple feedback methods to support both sensored and sensorless operation:  phase voltage feedback, Hall sensors, optical/magnetic encoders using the QEI, and operation using single, dual or triple low-side current sensing circuits
  • Signal conditioning circuit using either the on-chip op amps of the dsPIC33CK DSC, or the external op amps located on the LVMC board
  • PICKit-on-Board (PKoBv4) built into the board creates a standalone development tool, eliminating the need for an external programmer or debugger
This Plug-in Module (PIM) features a 48-pin dsPIC33CK64MP105 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and can be used for evaluation of the dsPIC33CK64MC10x and dsPIC33CK32MC10x devices. It is designed to use the external op amps located on the MCLV-2 [DM330021-2] , MCHV-2 [DM330023-2] and MCHV-3 [DM330023-3] development boards, and the Low Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle [DV330100]. This PIM can also be used with the MCSM Development Board [DM330022-1].
This Plug-in Module (PIM) features a 48-pin dsPIC33CK64MP105 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and can be used for evaluation of the dsPIC33CK64MC10x and dsPIC33CK32MC10x devices with the Explorer 16/32 Development Board [DM240001-2].
This Plug-in Module (PIM) features a 48-pin dsPIC33CK64MP105 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and can be used for evaluation of the dsPIC33CK64MC10x and dsPIC33CK32MC10x devices. It is designed to use the internal op amps located on-chip for use with the MCLV-2 [DM330021-2 , MCHV-2 [DM330023-2] and MCHV-3 [DM330023-3] development boards, and the Low Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle [DV330100].
The dsPIC33EDV64MC205 Motor Control Development Board is designed to demonstrate the features of the dsPIC33EDV64MC205 System in Package (SiP). This dsPIC® DSC is a 16-bit Digital Signal Controller featuring high-speed PWM, op amps, advanced analog integrated with a 3-phase MOSFET gate driver.  This board is targeted to drive a low-voltage three-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor or Brushless DC motor (PMSM/BLDC motor).  The board comes programmed to run dual-shunt FOC with PLL estimator using the Hurst BLDC motor as the out of the box demo.  
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.
The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCHV-3 Development Board aids in the rapid evaluation and development of a wide variety of high-voltage motor control applications.  This development board is targeted to control Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM), and AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in both sensored or sensorless operation.  The MCHV-3 can be configured to use with Microchip’s motor control dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), supporting 100-pin Plug-in Modules (PIMs) for the dsPIC33F, E and C motor control devices.   There is also an option to mount a 28-pin SOIC dsPIC33 DSC device directly.  The development board uses a three-phase Integrated Power Module device (IPM) that contains the motor inverter and the gate driver’s circuitry.  The circuit drives 3-phase motors using different control techniques without requiring any additional hardware.  The MCHV-3 supports using either the internal op amps found on dsPIC33E and dsPIC33C motor control DSCs, or the external op amps found on the MCHV-3 board for current sensing.  It also includes 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 development board is ideally suited for running a standard 3-phase AC Induction Motor of up to 1.4 kW (1.8 HP) rating or a slightly higher rated industrial servo-motor.  The IPM 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 85VAC up to a maximum of 265VAC.

The MCHV-3 (DM330023-3) complements the MCHV-2 (DM330023-2) and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCHV-2(DM330023-2) and all motor control PIMs.
The dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing 3-phase sensored or sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications.  The board supports Microchip’s 100-pin motor control Plug-In-Modules (PIMs) for the dsPIC33C, dsPIC33E and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and also for the PICM32MK and ATSAME70 families.  The board supports the use of the internal on-chip op amps found on certain dsPIC® or PIC32MK devices, or the external op amps provided on the MCLV-2 board.  A dsPIC33EP256MC506 Internal Op Amp PIM (MA330031) is included with the board. The board is capable of controlling motors rated up to 48V and 10A (with TC1 modifications), with multiple communication channels such as USB, CAN, LIN and RS-232.  The MCLV-2 replaces and is fully backwards compatible with the original MCLV (DM330021).

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 dsPIC33 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 dsPIC33CK64MP105 External Op Amp MC PIM (MA330050-1) is included.

The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board supports terminal voltages up to 80V and currents up to 3A. The dsPIC33C device uses the MOSFET driver to drive the two full-bridge inverters that power the motor windings. The board includes various circuits 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 dsPIC33CK64MP105 devices feature an 4-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 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. The DM240001-3 is another great option for a customer that wants a board that ships with a PIM and two USB cables.


Also read about Explorer 16/32 Development Kit


Backwards Compatibility
Explorer 16/32 Development Board is completely backwards compatible with the Classic Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001 and DM240002) and its associated ecosystem that include:

  • Processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs)
  • PICTail™ Plus Daughter Boards
  • Code Examples, Prototypes and Software Libraries developed on Classic Explorer 16 Development Board

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

Getting Started

  • Read the Explorer 16/32 User's Manual (available at Documentation and Software section of this page)
  • Purchase a PIM of choice in order for board to work
  • 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)

Low Voltage Power Factor Correction (LVPFC) Development Kit offers safe voltage levels at moderate power while designing algorithms on a boost power factor correction topology. These algorithms can be applied on real systems under development with minimal changes. The LVPFC Development Board utilizes the dsPIC33EP128GS806 device, supporting full digital and advanced power control algorithm schemes.

LVPFC development kit utilizes Isolation transformer with turn ratio of 10:1 and a 50W Active load. These additional tools are available from our third party tools provider ASCALAB .

Active Load can be bought directly from microchip Direct. For isolation transformer you can get in touch with your regional Microchip's sales executive.

 

Microchip 15W Multi-Coil Wireless Power Transmitter

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: 15W_Multi-Coil_Wireless_Power

The Three Coil Wireless Power Transmitter is based on the dsPIC33CH128MP506 device and implements a fixed frequency power control topology. The front-end buck-boost control is managed by the dsPIC33CH device. The transmitter includes CAN for ease of integration into the automotive environment. The transmitter also enables the implementation of NFC.

Microchip’s dual-core dsPIC33CH devices integrates the wireless power software stack along with CAN-FD software, Front-end Buck- Boost control, NFC software stack, and Crypto Authentication software. The software is partitioned between the two cores such that the wireless power control is implemented independently on one core and all the remaining functions are implemented in the other core. This partitioning facilitates independent code development on separate modules and enables parallel execution of the Qi protocol and other functions such as NFC

The TDTTP4000W066C 4kW bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board (developed by Transphorm) achieves very high efficiency single-phase AC-DC conversion. Using GaN FETs in the fast-switching leg of the circuit and low-resistance MOSFETs in the slow-switching leg of the circuit results in improved performance and efficiency.

The development board integrates Microchip's dsPIC33CK Digital Power PIM with Transphorm’s 4 kW AC-to-DC bridgeless totem pole power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board featuring SuperGaN™, the company’s latest Gen IV GaN technology.

The firmware can be downloaded from the software section below.

TDTTP4000W066C_0v1-KIT is for evaluation purposes only and is available from Transphorm.

For more details and users guide, refer to Transphorm website.
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.

The PIC24F LCD Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective, fully integrated development platform that facilitates you to explore segmented LCD interfacing and various features of the low power PIC24F MCUs with an integrated LCD controller. Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, simplifying your prototyping.
The PIC24F LCD Curiosity Board is the perfect platform to harness the power of PIC24FJ128GL306 low power microcontroller with an LCD controller. Its layout and external connections offer unparalleled access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The on-chip CIPs enable you to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU, simplifying the design and keeping system power consumption and BOM cost low.

Designed to Explore Power Saving Modes

The PIC24F LCD Curiosity Development Board allows you to explore the power saving modes and measure the device current. You can seamlessly drive the segmented LCD glass in power saving modes, enabling you to reduce power consumption. With the new LCD core independent animation feature, you can visualize display animations come to life. even when the MCU is in a power saving mode. The board also facilitates you to explore the VBAT function with a secondary coin cell battery.

Secure Your Internet of Things (IoT)

Easily add security into your IoT designs using the on-chip complementary secure protection features like Flash OTP by ICSP™ Write Inhibit and CodeGuard™ flash protection scheme, and Secure 4 clickboard™ featuring the CryptoAuthentication™ chip – ATECC608A.

Simplify Your Designs and Reduce Development Time

Take full advantage of the integration of MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) – a graphical configuration tool supporting PIC24F MCUs, MPLAB tool suite and the PIC24F LCD Curiosity development board to go from design concept to prototype in a very short time. Without having to read the device datasheet, get the PIC24FJ128GL306 up and running in no time and visualize it in action displaying your data on the LCD glass supported on the board. The comprehensive development ecosystem significantly reduces your development time.

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 PIC-IoT WA Development Board combines a powerful PIC24FJ128GA705 MCU, an ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ secure element IC and the fully-certified ATWINC1510 Wi-Fi® network controller - which provides the most simple and effective way to connect your embedded application to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The board also includes an on-board debugger, and requires no external hardware to program and debug the MCU.

Out of the box, the MCU comes preloaded with firmware that enables you to quickly connect and send data to the AWS platform using the on-board temperature and light sensors. Once you are ready to build your own custom design, you can easily generate code using the free software libraries in MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC).

The PIC-IoT WA Board is supported by MPLAB® X IDE.

You can also connect this board to the Google Cloud by a simple firmware upgrade, or you can use the PIC-IoT WG board (AC164164) which is a google provisioned version of this board

The PIC-IoT WG Development Board combines a powerful PIC24FJ128GA705 MCU, an ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ secure element IC and the fully-certified ATWINC1510 Wi-Fi® network controller - which provides the most simple and effective way to connect your embedded application to the Google Cloud IoT Core. The board also includes an on-board debugger, and requires no external hardware to program and debug the MCU.

Out of the box, the MCU comes preloaded with firmware that enables you to quickly connect and send data to the Google Cloud Platform using the on-board temperature and light sensors. Once you are ready to build your own custom design, you can easily generate code using the free software libraries in MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC).

The PIC-IoT WG Board is supported by MPLAB® X IDE. 

You can also connect this board to the Amazon AWS by a simple firmware upgrade, or you can use the PIC-IoT WA board (EV54Y39A) which is a AWS provisioned version of this board.