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Getting Started is Easy

By now, you may have visited most pages in the Audio & Speech applications design center and may have a reasonable idea of the solutions we have to offer. If you would like to start system design with Microchip's products, we can provide you a few tips to help you get off to an easy start!

Based on your background, familiarity with Microchip and your objectives, please select one of the following options:

  1. Download and install MPLAB® X IDE
    MPLAB X IDE is made available with a free built-in software simulator capable of simulating peripherals as well.
  2. Download and install a free student version of the MPLAB XC Compiler
    To select the correct processor to use, visit this page.
  3. Download and Unzip the Libraries and Demos
    Evaluate from our list of audio and speech libraries
  4. Purchase a Starter Kit or Development Board, Accessories and Plug-in Modules
    If you are not sure which board to purchase, consider the development boards featured here.

Featured Development Boards

explorer 16 starter kit
Explorer 16/32 Development Board (DM240001-2)

The Speech Playback PICtail Plus Daughter Board is for evaluation and development of speech recording and playback applications using Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation (ADPCM).

dm330011 mplab starter kit for dspic dscs
MPLAB® Starter Kit for dsPIC® DSC

The kit includes audio recording and playback features and a demo application

PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board (DM320107)

The PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board features the new eXtreme Low Power (XLP), PIC32MM “GPM” family (PIC32MM0256GPM064) of low cost microcontrollers. This board is a simple and easy to use platform that facilitates quick PIC32MM GPM evaluation, experimentation and application prototyping. The board also includes an integrated programmer/debugger and offers seamless integration with Microchip’s MPLAB® Code Configurator, MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE and MPLAB X IDE for easy set-up and development.

PIC32 Bluetooth® Audio Development Kit (DV320032) (DM320013)

A complete turnkey solutions to develop streaming digital audio solutions coupled with Bluetooth HCI Radio Daughter Card and Audio DAC Daughter Card.