Microchip’s Curiosity development board is available from Mouser Electronics
Helping customers harness the power of Microchip’s 16bit eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC24F microcontrollers, Mouser Electronics is shipping the PIC24F Curiosity Development Board. The integrated development platform is a cost-effective platform for first-time users, designers, and those requiring a feature-rich rapid prototyping board, it says. The board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started.
The onboard PIC24FJ128GA microcontroller offers an integrated cryptographic engine, ISO 7816 support, and I2S support. The board’s layout and external connections access the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) which enable developers to integrate various system functions onto a single microcontroller. This simplifies the design and keeps system power consumption and bill of material costs low, says the company. To simplify programming, the board supports Microchip’s MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE), MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE, XC16 compiler, and MPLAB Code Configurator.
User interface options include physical switches, LEDs, and an onboard potentiometer. Users can expand functionality through MikroElectronika mikroBUS click boards, and can add Bluetooth low energy communication with the Microchip BM71 module. The development board can be used ‘out of the box’ or with expansion boards, to develop for a variety of applications, including Internet of Things (IoT), peripheral testing, robotics development, and proof-of-concept designs.