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.
Microstick for 3V PIC24F K-series supports the following 3V PIC24F “KL” and “KA” devices (28-pin SPDIP package only)
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.
Microstick for 5V PIC24F K-series supports the following 5V PIC24FV “KM” and “KA” devices (28-pin SPDIP package only)
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!
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!
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).
PIC32MM0064GPL036 General Purpose PIM is designed to plug into the Explorer 16 or Explorer 16/32 Development Boards and demonstrates the capabilities of the PIC32MM “GPL” family of low-power and low-cost devices.
This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs: