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Microchip Curiosity Development Board | New Product Brief

October 24, 2019 by Mouser Electronics

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Microchip Curiosity Development Board

Microchip Technology’s dsPIC33CK Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective and easy-to-use development platform for the dsPIC33CK family of single-core high-performance digital signal controllers. 

The dsPIC33CK DSCs are designed for motor control, digital power, and safety-critical applications. To accelerate development, the board has an integrated PICkit On-Board programmer/debugger and is fully supported by Microchip’s MPLAB X IDE. 

Two mikroBUS interfaces enable easy hardware expansion using the large selection of compatible click boards, and 100mil headers provide access to all I/O pins. 

The board is USB powered with the option to power it externally, and it has an analog filter section for all 3 ADCs on the DSC. It has the option to bypass the DSCs internal reference and use the board’s MCP6021 op-amp for the ADC reference voltage.

  • dsPIC33CK256MP508 single-core high performance DSC
  • Integrated PICkit On-Board (PKOB) programmer/debugger
  • 2x mikroBUS interfaces for hardware expansion
    • Compatible with a wide range of existing click boards
  • USB powered
    • 3.3V LDO to power dsPIC33CK and external circuitry
    • Configurable jumper for selecting external power
  • Analog input filter sections for all 3 ADCs on the DSC
  • MCP6021 op-amp voltage reference generator for ADCs
    • Default configuration uses DSC internal reference

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