START is an innovative online tool for intuitive, graphical configuration of embedded software projects. It lets you select and configure software components, drivers and middleware, as well as complete example projects, specifically tailored to the needs of your application. The configuration stage lets you review dependencies between software components, conflicts and hardware constraints. In the case of a conflict, START will automatically suggest solutions that fit you specific setup.
With graphical pin-mux and clock configuration, you can easily match your software and drivers with your own HW layout. The tool also provides automated assistance for retargeting projects and applications for different devices. Getting that sample code to run on your board has never been easier.
START is an online tool; no installation is required. When you are done with your configuration, you can download it for use together with your prefered integrated development environment (IDE), including Studio, Keil or IAR, and continue development. If you later need to change the configuration you can load it in START, reconfigure and continue where you left off.
START is based on the latest generation of the Software Framework, ASFv4. The driver layer in ASFv4 has been rearchitected for better performance and reduced code size. Care has been taken to make sure that code generated by START is readable, as well as easy to navigate and extend. Please refer to the user guide to learn more about whats new in ASFv4. .
The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a hardware platform for evaluating the latest tinyAVR® microcontrollers. The evaluation kit comes with a fully integrated debugger that provides seamless integration with Atmel Studio.
The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro is recommended for evaluation of the following products: ATtiny3217, ATtiny3216, ATtiny1617, ATtiny1616, ATtiny1614, ATtiny1607, ATtiny1606 and ATtiny1604.
The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro evaluation kit does not include extension boards, which can be purchased individually.
ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro currently supports more than 20 extension boards — including wired and wireless connectivity, crypto authentication, QTouch capacitive touch kits as well as generic I/O and OLED boards.
The CIP Hybrid Power Starter Kit is a hardware platform designed to demonstrate the flexibility of Microchip’s CIP Hybrid Power microcontroller as used in an SMPS application.
The board incorporates the PIC16F1779 as the freely programmable PMIC device of a Synchronous Buck Converter.
The Synchronous Buck Converter on the board accepts input voltages ranging from 6V to 16V and delivers an output voltage of 3.3V with a maximum load current of 8A. The output of the power supply is rated for maximum 25W.
Download the MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) SwitchMode Power Supply (SMPS) Libraryhere.
For more information on CIP Hybrid Power and resources, click here.
Satisfy Your Curiosity
Your next embedded design idea has a new home. Curiosity is a cost-effective, fully integrated 8-bit development platform targeted at first-time users, Makers, and those seeking a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of Microchip's MPLAB X development environment, Curiosity includes an integrated programmer/debugger, and requires no additional hardware to get started.
Your Tool for Function Enablement
Curiosity HPC is the perfect platform to harness the power of modern 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers. Its layout and external connections offer unparalleled access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC MCUs. These CIPs enable the user to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU, simplifying the design and keeping system power consumption and BOM cost low.
Internet of Things Ready
Have an IoT design idea? Curiosity can make it real. Out of the box, the development board offers several options for user interface -including physical switches and an on-board potentiometer. A full complement of accessory boards is available via the MikroElectronika Mikrobus™ interface footprints.
Examples available for download or online editing via MPLAB® Xpress
The Microchip Curiosity Nano Base for Click boards™ evaluation kit is a hardware extension platform to ease the connection between Curiosity Nano kits and extension boards like the mikroBUS Click modules and Xplained Pro extension boards.
The Gesture Controller Extension is an accessory the PIC18 PoE Main Board utilizing GestIC® Technology for customizable gesture control. The accessory is fully customizable and comes pre-configured for 2-zone LED lighting control.
The I/O Starter Extension is a simple accessory to the PIC18 PoE Main Board, populated with an indicator LED, light sensor and temperature sensor. Demo code provided simulates a light fixture or a light or temperature sensor.
IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR is a complete set of powerful C/C++ development tools with extensive support for AVR Microcontroller families. IAR offers a completely integrated development environment incorporating a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger. IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR features world-leading code optimizations that create compact, fast-performing code.
The optimization technology is continuously improved. These powerful optimization technology enable developers to gain even better performance in applications where optimal execution speed is critical. To achieve the best possible configuration for the application at hand, developers are able to tune the optimizations. With the possibility to set different optimizations for different parts of the code, the right balance between code size and code speed can be achieved.
IAR started working with AVR in 1990’ies and participated in the perfection of the instruction set of the successful AVR RISC microcontroller core and delivered a tailor-made C compiler for the AVR Microcontrollers. It has since then had support for the AVR debugging and programming tools, features a cycle-accurate simulator. The Microchip eco-system, such as the Atmel START code generation tool, support IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR, which allows code generated with Atmel START to be used with the IAR tools out of the box.
This MPLAB Xpress board makes use of the PIC16F18877 MCU. Coming from a product family that showcases a 10-bit ADC with Computation (ADC2) for automated signal analysis, this MCU is perfect for helping to reduce system complexity. In addition to the Core Independent Peripherals, various communication interfaces, CRC/SCAN, Hardware Limit Timer (HLT) and Windowed WDT (WWDT) this device supports customers looking to add safety and system monitoring to their application. This MCU also features power conserving functionality, including Idle/Doze operating modes, Peripheral Module Disable (PMD) and eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) technology for a wide range of possible applications..
Xpress Your Creativity
Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Board (DM164142) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.
Crafted for Cloud-Based Development
The MPLAB Xpress PIC16F18877 Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.
Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC16F18877 Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.
Development with the PIC18F K42 product family has never been easier! This Xpress board grants full access to a family of MCUs with a rich set of core independent peripherals, large Flash/RAM/EEPROM memories and a host of low power features that easily and rapidly enable a complex set of functions required by many of today's embedded control applications.
Xpress Your Creativity
Brilliant ideas are fleeting. As soon as they are recognized, they must be captured quickly, and made real with the highest possible urgency. In embedded design, the creative process is often blunted by the massive array of choices required to simply begin the development cycle. The tasks of selecting a target MCU, finding the appropriate tool chain, and setting everything up on your PC can keep your best ideas from becoming great products. The MPLAB Xpress PIC18F46K42 Evaluation Board (DM182026) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.
Crafted for Cloud-Based Development
The MPLAB Xpress PIC18F46K42 Evaluation board offers seamless integration with our software tool chain, including the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE. MPLAB Xpress is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.
Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC18F46K42 Evaluation Board is quick and easy. We’ve integrated a unique drag-and-drop programmer for compatibility with almost any USB-connected PC, laptop, or tablet. The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board connects to your PC as a USB Flash drive, so no drivers are needed. Programming of the target device is completed in microseconds, with no waiting.
Consisting of a PIC18 PoE Main Board, PoE Programmer Adapter, and I/O Starter Extension – the PIC18 PoE Development Kit provides everything you need to begin developing within the Ethernet of Everything (EoE) environment. Customization and experimentation are simplified via an extension header that is mikroBUS compatible on the PIC18 PoE Main Board allowing for various sensors, controllers, & drivers to be easily incorporated into your application.
The PoE Main Board is the foundation of the Ethernet of Everything ecosystem within an industry standard PoE infrastructure. With up to 48W power delivery and accessory extensions via an extension header that is mikroBUS compatible, this platform is both a development tool and reference design for quickly creating “things” within an IoT environment.
Go to www.microchip.com/EoE for the most current user's guide and collateral.
PIC18F26K83 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.
This processor PIM includes a 28-pin PIC18F26K83 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into Automotive Networking Development Board (ADM00716).
This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
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.
The PoE Programmer Adapter is used for application development and only connects the PICkit3/ICD3/Real ICE 3 when it is electrically safe. By mounting the PIC18 PoE Main Board to the programmer, new code can easily be loaded to the PIC18 PoE Main Board without risk of damaging the application. This also allows the PIC18 PoE Main Board to run on a non-PoE network.
The Single Channel LED Driver Extension is an accessory that connects to the PIC18 PoE Main Board. This accessory provides LED Drive via Microchip’s HV9861A and is dimmable to 0 to 100%. Comes configured for 12W LED array and by adjusting sense resistor and inductor can run an LED from 10W up to 45W.