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Featured 8-bit MCU Boards

Take your next idea to market with a development board that you can keep in your pocket. With full program and debug capabilities, the AVR128DA48 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit offers complete support for your next design.

Use either Atmel Studio 7 or MPLAB X IDEs as a magnifying glass to look into your MCU and step through the debug. Free, easy-to-use graphical programming tools, Atmel START and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), allow you to intuitively program the target MCU.

Take your next idea to market with a development board that you can keep in your pocket. With full program and debug capabilities, the AVR128DB48 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit offers complete support for your next design.

Use either Atmel Studio 7 or MPLAB X IDEs as a magnifying glass to look into your MCU and step through the debug. Free, easy-to-use graphical programming tools, Atmel START and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), allow you to intuitively program the target MCU.

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 Microchip Curiosity Nano Touch Adapter is a hardware extension platform to ease the connection between Curiosity Nano kits and Xplained Pro touch extension boards.

The Curiosity Nano Touch Adapter bridges from the Curiosity Nano MCU kits to the XPRO connected touch extension boards.

  • QT7 Xplained Pro Extension Kit  (ATQT7-XPRO) -  buttons, slider, self capacitive sensing
  • QT8 Xplained Pro Extension Kit (AC164161) - 2D touchpad
  • T10 Xplained Pro Extension Kit (AC47H23A) - buttons, slider, mutual capacitive sensing, Boost Mode Touch

    Its similar in purpose as the Curiosity Nano Base for Click boards™ (AC164162) yet focused on touch extension boards.

MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) is a free, graphical programming environment that generates seamless, easy-to-understand C code to be inserted into your project. Using an intuitive interface, it enables and configures a rich set of peripherals and functions specific to your application.

MPLAB Code Configurator supports 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. MCC is incorporated into both the downloadable MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress IDE.

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.

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.

Take your next idea to market with a development board that you can keep in your pocket. With full programming and debugging capabilities, the PIC18F16Q40 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit offers complete support for your next design.

With the award-winning MPLAB X integrated development platform and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), the kit provides access to the Intelligent analog and Core Independent Peripherals on the PIC18F16Q40. MCC is a free, graphical programming tool to configure the rich set of peripherals and functions specific for your application.

With full program and debug capabilities, the PIC18F47Q10 Curiosity Nano evaluation kit offers complete support for your next design.

With the award-winning MPLAB X integrated development platform and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), the kit provides access to the Intelligent analog and Core Independent Peripherals on the PIC18F47Q10. MCC is a free, graphical programming tool to configure the rich set of peripherals and functions specific for your application.

PIC18-Q10 Product Family Overview

Take your next idea to market with a development board that you can keep in your pocket. With full programming and debugging capabilities, the PIC18F57Q43 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit offers complete support for your next design.

With the award-winning MPLAB X integrated development platform and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), the kit provides access to the Intelligent analog and Core Independent Peripherals on the PIC18F57Q43. MCC is a free, graphical programming tool to configure the rich set of peripherals and functions specific for your application.

PIC18-Q43 Product Family Overview

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.