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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.

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.

dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM330028

No Longer Available

Kindly consider dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board (DM330028-2) for your latest designs, evaluation and prototyping.

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.

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

The dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit provides a low cost method for the development and testing of USB OTG, Host and Device applications on the 60 MIPS dsPIC33E DSC family. The board contains an on-board programming/debugger, standard A USB and micro A/B connectors, three user-programmable LEDs, three push button switches and an expansion header compatible with the I/O Expansion Board (DM320002). The starter kit comes preloaded with basic Communication Device Class (CDC) demonstration software.

Programming, Running and Debugging Applications

Use the following procedure for programming/debugging your application programs (the dsPIC33E Start Kit CDC USB Device Demo software available from the link below is mentioned here as an example):

- Using MPLAB IDE, open the project C:\dsPIC33E PIC24E USB Starter Kit Demo\Firmware\ USB Device - CDC - Basic Demo - dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit.mcp. (This assumes that the demo was installed in the default location)
- Connect the starter kit to your PC using the provided USB mini-B to full-sized A cable. Note that the jumper in J5 should not be installed.
- Choose “Starter Kit On Board” as the debugger tool in MPLAB IDE by selecting Debugger > Select Tool> Starter Kit On Board.
- Choose the debug build configuration by selecting Project > Build Configuration > Debug.
- Build the project by selecting Project > Build All.
- Download the code into the starter kit by selecting Debugger > Program.
- Run the downloaded application software by selecting Debugger > Run. At this time LED2 on the starter kit should turn on.

This demo allows the Starter Kit to appear as a serial (COM) port to the host. The instructions for this demo can be found at C:\dsPIC33E PIC24E USB Starter Kit Demo\Documentation\Getting Started\Getting Started - Running the Device - CDC - Basic Demo. See the Running the Demo section.

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 dsPIC33EP128GS808 Development Board consists of a 80-pin microcontroller for operating on a standalone basis or interfacing with CAN/LIN/J2602 PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board. In the standalone mode, the board can be used for verifying the peripheral functionality. The board contains single order RC filters to emulate power supply functionality in open or closed loop mode along with ADC and PWM peripherals. The power supply transient behavior can also be simulated on the board. While interfacing with the PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board, the board can be used for dual channel CAN or LIN communication, without using the Explorer 16 board.
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.

For new designs, please consider purchasing the dsPICDEM™ MCHV-3 Development Board for high-voltage motor control applications.

The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCHV-2 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-2 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-2 supports using either the internal op amps found on dsPIC33E and dsPIC33C motor control DSCs, or the external op amps found on the MCHV-2 board for current sensing.

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-2 (DM330023-2) replaces and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCHV (DM330023) and all motor control PIMs.

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 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)

Explorer 16/32 Development Kit

Part Number: DM240001-3

Save $20 - Use Coupon Code : TP2033        Expires : 30-Nov-2020
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)

The MPLAB Starter Kit for Digital Power kit uses the dsPIC33EP64GS502 DSC to implement a buck converter and a boost converter. It is a digitally controlled power supply board that consists of one independent DC/DC synchronous Buck converter and one independent DC/DC Boost converter. Each converter can drive its on-board MOSFET controlled resistive load or an external load. The board has an LCD display for voltage, current, temperature and fault conditions, and an integrated programmer/debugger, all powered by the included 9 V power supply.



The PIC24E USB Starter Kit provides a low cost method for the development and testing of USB OTG, Host and Device applications on the 60 MIPS PIC24E MCU family. The board contains an on-board programming/debugger, standard A USB and micro A/B connectors, three user-programmable LEDs, three push button switches and an expansion header compatible with the Multimedia Expansion Board (DM320005) and I/O Expansion Board (DM320002). The starter kit comes preloaded with basic Communication Device Class (CDC) demonstration software.
The PIC24F Starter Kit contains everything needed to begin exploring the high performance and versatility of the PIC24F microcontroller family. This inexpensive kit includes an integrated in-circuit debugger and programmer, USB device and host connectors, tri color LED, capacitive touch pad and an OLED display. Menu driven demonstration software supports data logging, thumb drive, and graphics applications to test the PIC24F MCU.

Getting Started: Connect the USB cable from the PC to the demo board, and interact with the custom demo application.

The PIC24F Starter Kit demo support is distributed as part of the Legacy Microchip Application Libraries(v2013-06-15)
- Once downloaded and installed, demos for this start kit include ‘PIC24F Starter Kit 1’ and nearly all USB related demo projects, please see the USB library release note for details
- PIC24F Starter Kit includes integrated hardware debug and programmer circuitry to develop, program and test applications on the board’s PIC24F MCU device --all from the MPLAB graphical development environment. A USB connection to a host computer supplies communications and power to the board --no additional external power supply is needed

Demos included:
- Interactive, menu driven display using Parallel Master Port (PMP)
- Capacitive touch sensing with the Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU)
- Time and data display using the Real Time Clock and Calendar (RTCC)
- RGB LED Control with three PWMs and Peripheral Pin Select (PPS)
- USB Flash drive interface with USB embedded host peripheral
- Real-time data graphing using the ADC and display multi-tasking
- Real-time data capture using multi-tasking with USB embedded host

The MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent.Integrated.Analog is a comprehensive development kit featuring the PIC24F “GC” family of 16-bit microcontrollers. This family features advanced integrated analog which reduces BOM cost, lowers noise, and has faster throughput.

The board features an analog header, allowing clean analog signals to be accessed, preserving signal integrity. To complement the header, the board also features on-board sensors such as light sensor, potentiometer, microphone, temperature, and capacitive touch.

The custom LCD display features a 296 dot-matrix array for text display, and 17 special icons. The text display area features scrolling information displays for several of the included demos. Controlling the display are three mTouch™ navigation touch pads.

Additional features include USB Host and Device support, RF expandability, audio output via headphone jack, and on-board debugger/programmer.

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 USB and 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 a USB and 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 USB and LCD Curiosity Board is the perfect platform to harness the power of PIC24FJ512GU410 low power microcontroller with a USB and 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 USB and 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 USB and 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 PIC24FJ512GU410 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 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 while 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 – ATECC608.

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.

Connect your PIC-IoT WA or PIC-IoT WG development board to the Azure IoT Hub via Device Provisioning Service (DPS) while leveraging Microsoft’s Azure IoT Embedded C SDK. Provision the PIC-IoT Wx board to connect to Azure using self-signed X.509 certificate-based authentication.

The PIC-IoT Wx Development Board combines a powerful and low power 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 Microsoft Azure IoT Hub. The board also includes an on-board debugger, and requires no external hardware to program and debug the MCU.

To learn how to connect the PIC-IoT Wx development boards to Azure through IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS), visit https://github.com/Azure-Samples/Microchip-PIC-IoT-Wx

Don't have a PIC-IoT board? Get your new PIC-IoT WA Development Board or PIC-IoT WG Development Board to connect your designs to Azure IoT Hub.