Microchip Debuts New Development Board for Designing with 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the new Explorer 16/32 Development Board for designing with 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. This new board is offered at a reduced cost from Microchip’s popular Explorer 16 Development Board and comes with an integrated programmer/debugger and several new features that address the latest embedded systems design needs. The board provides a flexible, convenient and easy-to-start tool while being backwards compatible to the classic Explorer 16 Board. The Explorer 16/32 Development Board serves as a platform for customers to evaluate the 16-bit PIC24, dsPIC33 and 32-bit PIC32 families of devices through Processor Plug-In-Modules (PIMs) for easy device swapping. It facilitates prototyping the end application for proof of concept before migrating to the actual design. The board features a mikroBUS™ interface to easily add new functionalities using Click Boards™ from MikroElectronika. In addition, the board also supports an integrated USB for both power and communication, eliminating the need for an external power adapter and communication accessory.”

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