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Microstick Kits

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

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

No Longer Available
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

Part Number: DM330013-2

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).

Microstick Plus Development Board

Part Number: TCAD001

No Longer Available
Do you ever wish you could use your Microstick with an out-of-box, ready-to-use ‘breadboard’? Your wish is our command with the Microstick Plus, a cost-effective hardware and software expansion board for Microstick development boards.

If you own the original Microstick (DM330013) or the Microstick II (DM330013-2), you know they provide designers with an easy-to-use, economic development environment for Microchip’s 16- and 32-bit MCUs and DSCs. But, as they are designed for use with a breadboard, they contain only one test LED. With the Microstick Plus, however, you have a collection of 11 ready-to-use peripheral devices: LEDs, buttons, piezo buzzer, potentiometer, analog temperature sensor, capacitive PCB button, clock crystal, reference voltage generator, USB-UART converter, CAN-BUS driver and I/O expander for MCP2200 USB-UART converter.

This little board is the perfect solution for those looking to develop and program quickly on a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform.

MPLAB® Xpress PIC16F15376 Evaluation Board

Part Number: DM164143

Save $3 - Use Coupon Code : EOY2018DT        Expires : 31-Dec-2018

This MPLAB Xpress board showcases the PIC16F15376 MCU. A member of an 8-bit product family that can leverage its eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) technology and a host of Core Independent Peripherals to be perfectly suited for a wide range of low-power applications. This device features PWMs, multiple communication interfaces, an on-chip temperature sensor and memory features like Memory Access Partition (MAP) and Device Information Area (DIA) which support customers in data protection and bootloader 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 PIC16F15376 Evaluation Board (DM164143) was designed with a single objective – to help your ideas take the shortest journey from imagination to reality.

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development

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


Drag-and-Drop Programming

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

Offering a streamlined way to get started with the PIC16F1835 product family, this MPLAB Xpress board features a robust portfolio of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that can be mixed and matched to perform a wide variety of functions without the core. The inherent power conserving functionality of the PIC16F1835 (Idle/Doze modes, Peripheral Module Disable, and eXtreme Low-Power) allows it to lend itself to various applications including consumer electronics, Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology.

 

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 (DM164141) 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 PIC16F8345 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.


Drag-and-Drop Programming

Programming the MPLAB Xpress PIC16F18345 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.

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.

Drag-and-Drop Programming


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

MPLAB® Xpress PIC18F46K42 Evaluation Board

Part Number: DM182026

$3 Off - Use Coupon Code : EOY2018DT        Expires : 31-Dec-2018

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.

Code examples click here


Drag-and-Drop Programming


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.

The cornerstone of this Xpress board is the PIC18F47K40. As a member of the "K40" family of MCUs, this device is well suited for a broad range of applications and market segments including touch sensing, industrial control, consumer, automotive and Internet of Things (IoT).

Xpress Your Creativity

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

Crafted for Cloud-Based Development


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

Drag-and-Drop Programming


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