Quick-start Curiosity development board integrates programmer / debugger

22-07-2015 | Mouser Electronics | Design & Manufacture

Mouser is now shipping the Curiosity Development Board from Microchip Technology. The Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective, fully integrated 8-bit development platform for first-time users, designers, and those requiring a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. The Curiosity Development Board includes an integrated programmer / debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started. The development board uses Microchip's MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) to simplify programming on the board. It is an ideal platform for harnessing the power of modern 8-bit PIC microcontrollers with low-voltage programming capabilities. The layout and external connections provide easy access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. These CIPs simplify the design and keep system power consumption and BOM costs low by enabling users to integrate various system functions onto a single microcontroller. The Curiosity Development Board comes with several options for the user interface including physical switches, an mTouch capacitive button, and an on-board potentiometer. Users can expand functionality through MikroElectronika MikroBUS Adapter Click Boards, and can add Bluetooth Low Energy communication with the Microchip RN4020 module. Out of the box or with expansion boards, the Microchip Curiosity Development Board provides the freedom to develop for a variety of applications, including Internet of Things (IoT), peripheral testing, robotics development, and proof-of-concept designs.

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