USD

Microchip Academic Program

The Academic Program demonstrates Microchip's on-going commitment to education by offering unique benefits and resources for educators, researchers and students worldwide. Microchip would like to partner with academia to increase the knowledge-base in embedded applications and promote that knowledge with future engineers and innovations.

Click to expand for more information.

For the Arduino Community

Image of Microchip chipKIT Uno32

TGDL002 - TDGL002 view details link

The chipKIT™ Uno32™ combines compatibility with the popular Arduino™ open source hardware prototyping platform with the performance of the Microchip PIC32 microcontroller. The Uno32 is the same physical form factor as the Arduino™ Uno board and is compatible with many Arduino shields. Please check for voltage compatibility. It features a USB serial port interface for connection to the IDE and can be powered via USB or an external power supply.

The Uno32 board takes advantage of the powerful PIC32MX320F128 microcontroller. This microcontroller features a 32-bit MIPS processor core running at 80Mhz, 128K of flash program memory and 16K of SRAM data memory.

The Uno32 can be programmed using MPIDE. Download it at www.chipKIT.net. In addition, the Uno32 is fully compatible with the advanced Microchip MPLAB® IDE and the PICKit3 in-system programmer/debugger.

For additional platform-specific support for your chipKIT, please visit: www.chipkit.net/wiki.

  • Microchip® PIC32MX795F512 processor
    • 80 Mhz 32-bit MIPS
    • 512K Flash, 128K RAM
    • USB 2.0 OTG controller
    • 10/100 Ethernet MAC
    • Dual CAN controllers
  • Provides additional memory and advanced communications peripherals
  • Compatible with existing Arduino code examples, reference materials and other resources
  • Can also be programmed using Microchip's MPLAB® IDE (along with a PICkit 3 and our PICkit3 Programming Cable Kit, seen below)
  • Arduino™ "Mega" form factor
  • Compatible with Arduino™ shields
  • 83 available I/O
  • User LED
  • Connects to a PC using a USB A -> mini B cable (not included)
Part Number Description Datasheet View Details
PG164130 PROGRAMMER MCU PICKIT 3 PG164130 datasheet link PG164130 view details link
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Max32™ Arduino

TDGL003 - TDGL003 view details link

The chipKIT™ Max32™ combines compatibility with the popular Arduino™ open source hardware prototyping platform with the performance of the Microchip PIC32 microcontroller. The Max32 is the same form factor as the Arduino Mega board and is compatible with standard Arduino™ shields as well as larger shields for use with the Mega boards. It features a USB serial port interface for connection to the IDE and can be powered via USB or an external power supply.

The Max32 board takes advantage of the powerful PIC32MX795F512 microcontroller. This microcontroller features a 32-bit MIPS processor core running at 80Mhz, 512K of flash program memory and 128K of SRAM data memory. In addition, the processor provides a USB 2 OTG controller, 10/100 Ethernet MAC and dual CAN controllers that can be accessed via add-on I/O shields.

The Max32 can be programmed using an environment based on the original Arduino™ IDE modified to support PIC32. In addition, the Max32 is fully compatible with the advanced Microchip MPLAB® IDE and the PICKit3 in-system programmer/debugger.

For additional platform-specific support for your chipKIT, please visit: chipKIT Embedded Platforms.

  • Microchip® PIC32MX795F512 processor
    • 80 Mhz 32-bit MIPS
    • 512K Flash, 128K RAM
    • USB 2.0 OTG controller
    • 10/100 Ethernet MAC
    • Dual CAN controllers
  • Provides additional memory and advanced communications peripherals
  • Compatible with existing Arduino code examples, reference materials and other resources
  • Can also be programmed using Microchip's MPLAB® IDE (along with a PICkit 3 and our PICkit3 Programming Cable Kit, seen below)
  • Arduino™ "Mega" form factor
  • Compatible with Arduino™ shields
  • 83 available I/O
  • User LED
  • Connects to a PC using a USB A -> mini B cable (not included)
educati
Part Number Description Datasheet View Details
PG164130 PROGRAMMER MCU PICKIT 3 PG164130 datasheet link PG164130 view details link
 
chipKIT uC32 PIC32 Evaluation Board

TDGL017 - TDGL017 view details link

The chipKIT™ uC32™ is based on the popular Arduino® open-source hardware prototyping platform and adds the performance of the Microchip PIC32 microcontroller. The uC32 is the same form factor as the Arduino Uno board and is compatible with Arduino shields. It features a USB serial port interface for connection to the IDE and can be powered via USB or an external power supply.

The uC32 board takes advantage of the powerful PIC32MX340F512 microcontroller. This microcontroller features a 32-bit MIPS processor core running at 80 MHz, 512K of Flash program memory and 32K of SRAM data memory.

The uC32 can be programmed using the Multi-Platform Integrated Development Environment (MPIDE), an environment based on the original Arduino IDE modified to support PIC32. It contains everything needed to start developing embedded applications. In addition, the uC32 is fully compatible with the advanced Microchip MPLAB® IDE and the PICKit3™ in-system programmer/debugger.

The uC32 is easy to use and suitable for both beginners and advanced users experimenting with electronics and embedded control systems.

The uC32 provides 42 I/O pins that support a number of peripheral functions, such as UART, SPI, and I2C™ ports and pulse width modulated outputs. Twelve of the I/O pins can be used as analog inputs or as digital inputs and outputs.

For additional platform-specific support for your chipKIT, please visit: chipKIT Embedded Platforms.

Features

  • Microchip PIC32MX340F512H microcontroller (80 MHz 32-bit MIPS, 512K Flash, 32K SRAM)
  • Arduino Uno form factor; compatible with many shields that can operate at 3.3V
  • Multi-platform IDE and software framework are compatible with many existing Arduino code samples and other resources
  • 42 available I/O pins; two user LEDs
  • Requires a USB A to mini B cable (not included)
  • 7V to 15V input voltage (recommended); 20V maximum
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT MX3 Digilent Cerebot MX3cK Development Board

TDGL008 - TDGL008 view details link

The chipKIT MX3 by Digilent is a microcontroller development board based on the PIC32MX320F128H MCU. It is compatible with Digilent`s line of Pmod™ peripheral modules, and is suitable for use with the MPLAB® IDE and PICkit programmers. The chipKIT MX3 is also compatible for use with the chipKIT™ MPIDE development environment. chipKIT with MPIDE is a PIC32-based ecosystem compatible with many existing Arduino™ code examples, reference materials and other resources.

For additional platform-specific support for your chipKIT, please visit: chipKIT Embedded Platforms.

Features

  • PIC32MX320F128H MCU
  • 128K Flash, 16K RAM
  • 80 MHz maximum operating frequency
  • 42 I/O pins
  • 12 analog inputs
  • chipKIT bootloader installed
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT DP32 Development Board

TDGL019 - TDGL019 view details link

The chipKIT DP32 is the first chipKIT rapid prototype project board from Digilent. The board adds the power of the Microchip PIC32MX250F128B with a prototyping area in a single board. Features include:

  • Microchip PIC32MX250F128B microcontroller (40/50 MHz 32-bit MIPS, 128K Flash, 32K SRAM)
  • 15V maximum input voltage
  • 19 available I/O pins
  • 9 analog inputs
  • 1 Potentiometer connected to an analog input
  • Four user LEDs
  • Two user push button
  • Prototyping area
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Pro MX4 Digilent Cerebot MX4cK Development Board

TDGL009 - TDGL009 view details link

The chipKIT™ Pro MX4 is a microcontroller development board based on the Microchip PIC32MX460F512L, a member of the 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family. Designed to be easy-to-use, it is suitable for use by anyone from a beginner to an advanced user experimenting with electronics and embedded control systems. Inherently, it is compatible with the chipKIT™ MPIDE development environment, but since it also has a built-in, on-board Microchip programming/debugging circuit it is compatible with MPLAB® X IDE with no additional hardware required to program or debug. In addition, the chipKIT Pro MX4 is compatible with Digilent’s line of Pmod™ peripheral modules. chipKIT products and the MPIDE are part of a PIC32-based system compatible with many existing Arduino™ code examples, reference materials, and other resources.

  • PIC32MX460F512L MCU
  • 512K Flash, 32K RAM
  • USB 2.0 full speed On-The-Go [OTG]
  • 74 I/O pins
  • 15 analog inputs
  • chipKIT bootloader installed
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Pro MX7 Digilent Cerebot MX7cK Development Board

TDGL010 - TDGL010 view details link

The chipKIT™ Pro MX7 is a microcontroller development board based on the Microchip PIC32MX795F512L, a member of the 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family. Designed to be easy-to-use, it is suitable for use by anyone from a beginner to an advanced user experimenting with electronics and embedded control systems. Inherently, it is compatible with the chipKIT™ MPIDE development environment, but since it also has a built-in, on-board Microchip programming/debugging circuit it is compatible with MPLAB® X IDE with no additional hardware required to program or debug. In addition, the chipKIT Pro MX7 is compatible with Digilent’s line of Pmod™ peripheral modules. chipKIT products and the MPIDE are part of a PIC32-based system compatible with many existing Arduino™ code examples, reference materials, and other resources.

  • PIC32MX795F512L MCU
  • 512K Flash, 128K RAM
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed On-The-Go [OTG]
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Two CAN controllers
  • 52 I/O pins
  • 16 analog inputs
  • chipKIT bootloader installed
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT WF32 Development Board using the chipKIT™ WF32 Wi-Fi

TDGL021 - TDGL021 view details link

chipKIT™ WF32 by Digilent is an easy-to-use platform for developing WiFi applications. As with other chipKIT boards, it uses a modified version of the original Arduino™ IDE for compatibility with existing code examples, tutorials and resources. It is also compatible with MPLAB® X IDE.

The WF32 includes several peripherals on board, including WiFi radio module, USB OTG (host or device) interface, microSD card slot, buttons, LEDs, potentiometer and lots of extra I/O. A full-featured HTML server application is available by download. This board can be powered by USB or an external power supply.

  • PIC32MX695F512L processor with 512K Flash, 32K RAM
  • Up to 80 MHz operating speed
  • MRF24WG0MA WiFi module
  • Micro SD card connector
  • USB 2.0 OTG interface
  • 4 user LEDs, 2 buttons
  • 42 available I/O lines
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Fubarino SD Development Board

TCHIP010 - TCHIP010 view details link

The chipKIT Fubarino® SD board brings affordable, breadboard compatible high speed computing power to the Arduino-compatible chipKIT/MPIDE platform. It is able to run almost all Arduino sketches right out of the box, and includes more memory, speed, and I/O pins than a typical Arduino or clone. And it includes a microSD card slot for easy sketch access to huge file storage. Features include:

  • PIC32MX795F512H with 512K Flash, 128K RAM at 80MHz
  • 45 Digital IO (many are 5V tolerant)
  • 15 Analog inputs (10-bit), and 2 UARTs
  • Comes with headers for easy mounting on a breadboard
  • microSD slot connected to the PIC32 SPI port
  • Includes USB bootloader, and ICSP header for optional programmer/debugger
  • Can be powered through USB, or 2.3V to 13V DC input power
  • Compatible with RetroBSD operating system
  • USB cable included
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Fubarino Mini Development Board

TCHIP011 - TCHIP011 view details link

The chipKIT Fubarino® Mini is a prototyping-friendly platform for developing Arduino compatible 32-bit applications. Compact size (5.1 cm x 1.9 cm) and low cost allow the Mini to fit almost anywhere. Includes USB bootloader that works with the chipKIT/MPIDE platform. Connect directly to your application using solder pads, or add the male expansion headers and plug into a breadboard. Features include:

  • PIC32MX250F128D with 128K Flash, 32K RAM @ 48 MHz
  • Up to 33 Digital IO (normally 27 are available)
  • Includes headers for easy mounting on a breadboard
  • Supports Peripheral Pin Select (demo code available)
  • Includes pads for 32 KHz crystal
  • ICSP header for optional programmer/debugger
  • Can be powered through USB, or 2.8V to 13V DC input power
  • USB cable included
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Motor Shield

TDGL020 - TDGL020 view details link

The chipKIT™ Motor Shield is an expansion board for use with the chipKIT Uno32 and chipKIT uC32. It provides additional circuitry and connectors for the Uno32 and uC32 to drive various motors types.

The chipKIT Motor Shield is designed to drive DC motors, servo motors, and stepper motors. It also provides additional I/O via an I2C I/O extender. Features include:

  • 2 DC motor driver channels, accessible with either a JST 6-pin connector or a terminal block
  • 2 DC motor encoder input signals for each DC motor channel
  • 4 servo motor channels
  • I2C General purpose I/O expander with 4 LEDs 2 push buttons and 2 user settable jumpers
  • 1 4-wire unipolar stepper motor channel
  • Standard chipKIT Shield connectors

Note: Requires one of the following Baseboards:

  • chipKIT Uno32
  • chipKIT uC32
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT WiFi Shield Interface Board

TDGL016 - TDGL016 view details link

chipKIT™ WiFi Shield by Digilent adds WiFi capability to the chipKIT Uno32, Max32, or uC32. Based on the Microchip MRF24WB0MA Wi-Fi™ radio transceiver module, the WiFi Shield also includes a micro SD card connector and 4 LEDs.

  • IEEE 802.11b-compliant RF transceiver
  • IEEE 802.11b-compliant RF transceiver
  • Serialized unique MAC address
  • 1 and 2Mbps data rates
  • Integrated PCB antenna
  • Range: up to 400m 1300 ft
  • Digilent network library available for download

Note: Requires one of the following Baseboards:

  • chipKIT Uno32
  • chipKIT Max32
  • chipKIT uC32
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Network Shield

TDGL006 - TDGL006 view details link

The chipKIT Network Shield expands the capabilities of the chipKIT Max32 to take advantage of all the advanced features of the PIC32MX795 MCU. It adds 10/100 Ethernet, USB and CAN communications plus additional features.

  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB Host, Device, OTG
  • Dual CAN transceivers
  • Dual I2C connectors
  • 245kbit EEPROM
  • 32.768 KHz oscillator for RTCC

Note: Requires one of the following Baseboards:

  • chipKIT Max32
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT Basic I/O Shield

TDGL005 - TDGL005 view details link

The chipKIT Basic I/O Shield adds a variety of useful I/O devices to the chipKIT Uno32 or the chipKIT Max32. It provides simple I/O such as buttons, switches and LEDs, as well as more complex devices such as an I2C EEPROM, an I2C temperature sensor, and a 128×32 pixel organic LED graphic display.

  • 128×32 OLED Graphic Display
  • 1Digital temperature sensor
  • 1256kbit EEPROM
  • 14 switches
  • 14 push buttons
  • 18 LEDS
  • 14 Open drain transistor outputs
  • 1Analog potentiometer

Note: Requires one of the following Baseboards:

  • chipKIT Uno32
  • chipKIT Max32
  • chipKIT uC32
  • chipKIT WF32
 
Image of Microchip chipKIT PGM Programmer/Debugger

TDGL015 - TDGL015 view details link

The chipKIT PGM by Digilent is a simple, low-cost module that supports in-system programming and debugging of applications written for PIC MCU-based microcontroller boards such as the chipKIT™ and Cerebot boards. The chipKIT PGM is designed to work with the MPLAB® v8 and MPLAB® X IDE. This allows the chipKIT boards, for example, to be used as a more traditional microcontroller development platform.

  • Supports Microchip’s 3.3V devices only
  • Intended for use with the chipKIT Uno32, Max32, uC32, and MX3
  • Includes USB A-MiniB cable and a right-angle 6 pin header

 

 

Programmers/Debuggers

Image of Microchip PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Degubber

PG164130 - PG164130 view details link

Microchip’s PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer uses in-circuit debugging logic incorporated into each chip with Flash memory to provide a low-cost hardware debugger and programmer.

The MPLAB PICkit 3 allows debugging and programming of PIC® and dsPIC® Flash microcontrollers at a most affordable price point using the powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The MPLAB PICkit 3 is connected to the design engineer's PC using a full speed USB interface and can be connected to the target via an Microchip debug (RJ-11) connector (compatible with MPLAB ICD 2, MPLAB ICD 3 and MPLAB REAL ICE). The connector uses two device I/O pins and the reset line to implement in-circuit debugging and In-Circuit Serial Programming™.

The PICkit 3 can now also reprogram any PIC microcontroller with a simple push of a button.

  • USB (Full speed 12 Mbits/s interface to host PC)
  • Real-time execution
  • MPLAB IDE compatible (free copy included)
  • Built-in over-voltage/short circuit monitor
  • Firmware upgradeable from PC/web download
  • Totally enclosed
  • Supports low voltage to 2.0 volts (2.0v to 6.0v range)
  • Diagnostic LEDs (power, busy, error)
  • Read/write program and data memory of microcontroller
  • Erase of program memory space with verification
  • Freeze-peripherals at breakpoint
  • Program up to 512K byte flash with the Programmer-to-Go
Part Number Description Datasheet View Details
DV164131 KIT STARTER PICKIT 3 PROGRAMMER DV164131 datasheet link DV164131 view details link
DV164136 DEVELOPMENT KIT FOR PIC18 DV164136 datasheet link DV164136 view details link
 
Image of Microchip MPLAB® ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger

DV164035 - DV164035 view details link

MPLAB® ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger System is Microchip's most cost effective high-speed hardware debugger/programmer for Microchip Flash Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller (MCU) devices. It debugs and programs PIC® Flash microcontrollers and dsPIC® DSCs with the powerful, yet easy-to-use graphical user interface of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

The MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger probe is connected to the design engineer's PC using a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and is connected to the target with a connector compatible with the MPLAB ICD 2 or MPLAB REAL ICE systems (RJ-11). MPLAB ICD 3 supports all Emulation headers.

MPLAB ICD 3 has improved speed as compared with MPLAB ICD 2.

  • Real-time Debugging - MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is designed to support high-speed processors running at maximum speeds, allowing embedded engineers to debug applications on their own hardware in real time.
  • Ruggedized Probe Interface - Protection circuitries are added to the probe drivers to guard the probe kit from power surges from the target. Vdd and Vpp voltage monitors protect against over-voltage conditions, and all lines have over-current protection. The unit can provide power to a target (up to 100 ma).
  • Microchip Standard Connectivity - MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger employs a standard Microchip debugging connector (RJ-11).
  • Portable, USB-powered and RoHS-Compliant - Housed in a small (3.7" x.8") and attractive enclosure, the MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is powered by the USB port, so an external power adapter is not required. MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is CE and RoHS-compliant.
  • High Speed Programming - Fast programming allows both quick firmware reload for fast debugging and for in-circuit re-programming. Programming times are improved up to 15x over MPLAB ICD 2.
  • Low Voltage Emulation - MPLAB ICD 3 supports target supply voltages from 2.0 to 5.5 volts.
  • Test Interface Module - Included with every MPLAB ICD 3 is a test module to test I/O lines to confirm the unit is working properly.
  • Ease of Maintenance and Feature Upgrade - Adding new device support and advanced features to MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is as simple as installing later versions of the MPLAB IDE, downloadable free. MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is field upgradeable through a firmware download from MPLAB IDE.
  • Low Cost - MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger breaks the price barrier for a complete and advanced in-circuit debugger, offering new ways to interact with and debug applications at a fraction of the cost of traditional emulator systems.
  • Powerful Debugging - High powered debugging with MPLAB IDE, supporting multiple breakpoints, stopwatch, source code file debugging in MPLAB’s editor for quick program modification/debug.
 

8-Bit Solutions

Image of Microchip Curiosity Development Board

DM164137 - XX view details link

Microchip Technology's Curiosity Development Board is offered as a 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. Leveraging Microchip's MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment, the Curiosity Development Board is an ideal platform for harnessing the power of modern 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs). The layout and external connections provide easy access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC MCUs. These CIPs simplify the design and keep system power consumption and BOM costs low by enabling the user to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU.

Internet of Things ready, the Curiosity Development Board comes with several options for the user interface including physical switches, an mTouch® capacitive button, and an on-board potentiometer. Accessory boards are available via the MikroElectronika Mikrobus™ interface footprint. In addition, users can add Bluetooth® Low Energy communication with the Microchip RN4020 module.

Videos

 
Image of Microchip PICkit™ 3 Debug Express

DV164131 - DV164131 view details link

The PICkit 3 allows debugging and programming of PIC(R) and dsPIC(R) Flash microcontrollers using the powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and it does this all at a most affordable price point. This kit includes the 44-pin demo board with a PIC18F45K20 microcontroller and a USB cable.

Microchips FREE MPLAB X IDE software and the FREE Edition of the MPLAB XC C Compiler for a complete code development environment is available via free download on microchip.com

 

 
Image of Microchip PIC18 Development Kit

DV164136 - DV164136 view details link

The PIC18 Development Kit is a complete bundle of the essential development tools needed to get started with your next PIC18 application. THe kit includes a PIC18 Explorer Board, PICkit 3 Debugger/Programmer, USB cable, and a 9V universal power supply. The PIC18 Explorer Board includes both the PIC18F8722 and PIC18F87J11 microcontrollers and supoorts dozens of the general purpose PIC18 families using various processor Plug-in Modules (PIMs). PICtail daughter boards enable many different accessory boards to connect to the PIC18 Explorer Board for a flexible and complete development environment. The PICkit 3 allows debugging and programming of PIC microcontrollers using the powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB IDE via USB connection to the PC which also provides power.

 

16-Bit Solutions

Image of Microchip Explorer 16 Starter Kit

DV164037 - DV164037 view details link

The MPLAB ICD 3 with Explorer 16 Kit is a complete set of tools for application development using Microchip PIC24F, PIC24H, and dsPIC33 16-bit MCUs. It also includes a 9V universal power supply for the Explorer 16 Development Board, a PIC24FJ128GA010 and a dsPIC33F256GP710 device (mounted on plug-in modules for quick replacement). Also included with the kit is Microchips MPLAB IDE. MPLAB C Compiler for 16-bit decies Lite Edition, tutorials and user manuals on CD-ROM. The complete kit introduces the developer to Microchips family of 16-bit microcontrollers with all the tools for writing code in C, hardware debugging the application and programming devices.

 
Image of Microchip Microstick II Starter Kit

DM330013-2 - DM330013-2 view details link

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 Board
  • USB cable
  • 2 - 1x14 header pins for proto board use
  • Device Samples
  • Info Sheet with installation instructions and board schematic

Videos

 
Image of Microchip Motor Control Starter Kit and mTouch® Sensing

DM330015 - DM330015 view details link

The motor control Starter Kit with mTouch Sensing is a complete hardware and software tool suite for evaluating Microchips ultra-low cost Motor Control Family dsPIC DSCs. It contains a single board with BLDC motor, capacitive-touch sliders and a built-in debugger.

  • dsPIC33FJ16MC102 - Very Low cost 16-bit Motor Control DSC
  • On-board In-Circuit Programming / Debug via USB
  • On Board 3-phase BLDC Motor
  • 15v, 2.6A On Board Drive Circuit with pads for user supplied motor
  • Capacitive Touch Slider for Speed Control with LED indicators
  • Compact Design – 2” x 5” Board
  • Powered via 9V power supply
  • Sensorless BEMF Majority Detect Control (source code included – AN1160)
 
Image of Microchip PIC24F “GC” Starter Kit for Intelligent Analog

DM240015 - DM240015 view details link

The MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent Integrated Analog is a standalone board showcasing the advantages of lower BOM cost, faster throughput and lower noise analog, and features an on-board programmer/debugger.

The board demonstrates these features of the PIC24FJ128GC010 Microcontroller: direct LCD drive, 16-bit Sigma-Delta ADC, 12-bit Pipeline ADC, 10-bit DAC, Op-Amps, CTMU, DMA, USB, and XLP low power consumption.

The demonstration code includes: LCD display including scrolling text with icons, Sine wave audio output, Light Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Resistive Sensor, Watch Crystal based Time display, mTouch ™ User Input Control with Visual Feedback, Bar Graph display of sensor and microphone input, and data logging of 16-bit ADC data to USB drive. The board also features an analog connector designed to insert into a breadboard for easy access to analog peripherals, and an expansion area for adding RF connectivity.

 
Image of Microchip PIC24E USB Starter Kit

DM240012 - DM240012 view details link

The PIC24E USB Starter Kit provides a low cost method for the development and testing of USB OTG, Host and Device applications on the PIC24E MCU family. The board contains an on-board programming/debugger, standard A USB and micro A/B connectors, three user-programmable LEDs, three push button switches and an expansion header compatible with the Multimedia Expansion Board (DM320005) and I/O Expansion Board (DM320002). The starter kit comes preloaded with basic Communication Device Class (CDC) demonstration software.

 

 
Image of Microchip Cerebot MC7 - Advanced Motor Control Board

TDGL003 - TDGL003 view details link

The Cerebot MC7 board is a microcontroller development board based on a Microchip dsPIC 16-bit Digital Signal Controller.

The Cerebot MC7 is primarily intended to be used as a controller for electro-mechanical devices such as DC motors. The microcontroller used, a dsPIC33FJ128MC706A, is a member of a dsPIC family optimized for motor control applications.

The Cerebot MC7 provides four Half-Bridge circuits that are rated for 24 V at up to 5 A. Each of these Half Bridge circuits is connected to the dsPIC A/D converter to measure voltage and current for closed loop feedback control. These half bridges can be used to control two brushed DC motors, two bi-polar stepper motors, one brushless DC motor, one uni-polar stepper motor. In addition, the board can be used to implement controllers for switched DC-DC converters.

The Cerebot MC7 works with the Microchip MPLAB® development environment and provides built in programming and debugging support within the MPLAB IDE.

 

32-Bit Solutions

Image of Microchip Multimedia Expansion Board

DM320005 - DM320005 view details link

The Multimedia Expansion Board (MEB) provides PIC32 Starter Kit,dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit or PIC24E USB Starter Kit users with an integrated-yet flexible-solution for the development of high-impact user interfaces. The board comes with a 3.2 color TFT touch-screen QVGA display, an onboard FCC-certified W-iFi® module, a 24-bit stereo audio code, a three-axis accelerometer, a joystick and a microSD®®™ memory card slot. Simply connect any DM320001, DM320003-2, DM320004, DM330012 and DM240012 Starter Kit to the MEB and you're ready to develop, program and debug code for the user interface features. Demo software for the MEB can be downloaded using the links below and is also contained within the Microchip Application Library, including software for the joystick, accelerometer, CPLD and more.

 
Image of Microchip PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit

DM320018 - DM320018 view details link

The PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit is a low-cost Bluetooth development platform featuring the PIC32MX270F256D MCU. This kit features a HCI-based Bluetooth radio, pushbuttons, Cree high-output multi-color LED, standard single-color LEDs, accelerometer, temperature sensor and GPIO for rapid development of Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP), USB and General Purpose applications.

The Starter kit offers an Android App, Demo code and Bluetooth Serial Port Profile stack for free to get you started.
The PIC32 MCU on the Starter kit executes Microchips’ Free Bluetooth SPP stack & Demo Code to perform full-duplex data transmission over the Bluetooth link to showcase:
• Color Mixing of Cree High Output Multi Color LED
• Temperature Display

Videos

 
Image of Microchip PIC32 USB Starter Kit II

DM320003-2 - DM320003-2 view details link

The PIC32 USB Starter Kit II provides the easiest and lowest cost method to experience the USB and CAN functionality of the PIC32 microcontrollers. Users can develop CAN applications using PIC32 expansion board. The board contains everything need to develop USB embedded host/device/OTG applications by combining this board with Microchip's free USB software.

The USB Starter Kit II has the same form factor and expansion connector as other PIC32 Starter Kits.

 

  • PIC32 USB Starter Board II
  • Standard A to mini B cable for debugger
  • Standard A to micro B cable for USB application development
  • Quick start card directing users to web based instructions for software download and installation.
 
Image of Microchip PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit

DM320004 - DM320004 view details link

The PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit provides the easiest and lowest cost method to experience 10/100 Ethernet development with PIC32. Combined with Microchip's free TCP/IP software, your project will be running in no time. The PIC32 has an available CAN 2.0b peripheral and USB host/device/OTG.

The Ethernet Starter Kit has a form factor and expansion connector that are compatible with other PIC32 Starter Kits.

 

 
Image of Microchip Starter Kit I/O Expansion Board

DM320002 - DM320002 view details link

The Starter Kit I/O Expansion Board provides Starter Kit and Starter Board users with full access to MCU signals, additional debug headers, and connection of PICtail Plus daughter cards. MCU signals are available for attaching prototype circuits or monitoring signals with logic probes. Headers are provided for connecting JTAG tools or Microchip tools using the 2-wire (ICSP) interface.

A PIC32 Starter Kit (#DM320001), PIC32 USB Starter Kit II (#DM320003-2), PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit (DM320004), dsPIC33E USB Starter Kit (DM330012),or a PIC24E USB Starter Kit(DM240012) is required for running application code as the I/O Expansion Board does not have an MCU.

These starter kits can provide power to the I/O Expansion Board. The amount of power is determined by the drive capability of the USB port connected to the Starter Board's debugger at connector J1. If additional power is required, connect an optional 9V power supply (#AC16203) to the I/O Expansion Board.

Part Number Description Datasheet View Details
DM320003-2 KIT EVAL PIC32 USB II STARTER DM320003-2 datasheet link DM320003-2 view details link
DM320004 KIT EVAL PIC32 ETHERNET STARTER DM320004 datasheet link DM320004 view details link
DM240012 KIT USB STARTER FOR PIC24E DM240012 datasheet link DM240012 view details link
 

Microchip Part Search

Design Support Services

Product Training Modules