The Curiosity High Pin Count (HPC) Development Board (DM164136) supports the PIC16F18877 product family. Curiosity Development Boards are cost-effective, fully-integrated MCU development platforms. The development board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started.
The PIC16F18877 product family is also supported by MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC), a free software plug-in that provides a graphical interface to configure peripherals and functions specific to your application. MCC is incorporated into our award-winning Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), the downloadable MPLAB X IDE and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress IDE. Additionally, several Xpress code examples are available to help designers start development immediately.
Analog to Digital Converter with Computation (ADC2)
The Analog to Digital Converter with Computation helps accelerate common math tasks normally done in software by providing post-processing functions like averaging, low-pass filter, oversampling and threshold comparison.
The 10-bit PWM provides edge-aligned output which can be used with the Complementary Waveform Generator.
Complementary Waveform Generator (CWG)
Complementary Waveform Generator provides a complementary waveform with rising and falling edge dead band control, enabling high-efficiency synchronous switching with no processor overhead. The CWG also incorporates auto shutdown, auto restart and can interface directly with other peripherals/external inputs.
Closed Loop Control
With the additional 10-bit ADC, 5-bit DAC and Comparator, control loops for closed loop feedback control can be created or they can be used for other functions within the application. Using Microchip’s mTouch Capacitive Sensing solution, the 10-bit ADC can be used to create buttons or sliders.
Configurable Logic Cell (CLC)
The Configurable Logic Cell offers hardware-based combinational and sequential logic functions to simplify and accelerate many common tasks. The CLC can also be used as “glue” logic between peripherals, eliminating the need for CPU intervention during steady-state activity in complex control loops.
CRC/SCAN module and the Windowed Watchdog Timer (WWDT)
The CRC/SCAN module and the Windowed Watchdog Timer work in tandem to provide engineers with the tools necessary to incorporate functional safety into their application. By ensuring the integrity of the program FLASH contents, PICF15386 devices support the implementation of safety standards such as Class B and UL 1998.
*Only available on PIC16F1885x/7x products
Peripheral Pin Select (PPS)
Peripheral Pin Select provides ultimate flexibility when routing digital signals to device pins. With PPS, any digital peripheral can be connected to any I/O pin on-the-fly for a customized layout. This allows users to maintain layout compatibility with older PIC® MCUs, even as new features are implemented.
Hardware Limit Timer (HLT)
The Hardware Limit Timer can detect faults in motors, power supplies, and other external devices. It can automatically notify the system to make provisions to shut down and/or safely restart.