Curiosity High Pin Count (HPC) Development Board
Curiosity High Pin Count (HPC) Development Board, Microchip’s fully integrated development platform with programmer/debugger for 28 pin and 40 pin 8bit PIC MCUs.
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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.
It supports Microchip’s 28 pin and 40 pin 8bit PIC MCUs. Two unique PDIP sockets are surrounded by dual-row expansion headers which allow for connectivity to all pins on the PIC MCUs.
The development board includes a set of four indication LEDs, a potentiometer and push-button switches. Additionally, the Curiosity HPC board integrates two MikroElektronika microBUS sockets that makes adding extra functionality effortless. Simply add-on one of the numerous MikroElektronika Click™ accessory boards to explore a wide range of different applications and technologies, options range from WiFi, Bluetooth, and GSM to relays, motor drivers, and sensors.
The curiosity HPC development board can be used with either MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE, version 3.0 or higher) or MPLAB Xpress IDE.
- Supports 28 or 40-pin 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers with low voltage programming capability
- Integrated Programmer/Debugger with USB Interface
- Integrates seamlessly with MPLAB X IDE and Code Configurator
- Various user interface options – analog potentiometer, and physical switches
- 2 mikroBUS™ support with over 100 MikroElectronika Click™ add-on boards available
- 3.3V/5Vpower jumper
- Dual- row expansion headers
Note: USB cable is not included
Curiosity High Pin Count (HPC) Development Board Layout
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