Spark Your Curiosity

The Curiosity Development Boards are the perfect platform to harness the power of modern 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs. Offering unparalleled access to the advanced peripherals on many newer PIC MCUs through their layout and external connections. These boards will enable you to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU and peripherals, simplifying the design and keeping system power consumption and BOM cost low.

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Microchip’s Curiosity Development Boards

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Your next embedded design idea has a new home. Our Curiosity Development Boards are cost-effective, fully integrated microcontroller (MCU) development platforms 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 and MPLAB Xpress Integrated Development Environments, the Curiosity platform includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started. There are several Curiosity Development Boards to choose from, supporting 8- 16- and 32-bit PIC® MCUs.

Your Tool for Function Enablement

The Curiosity Development Boards are the perfect platforms to harness the power of modern 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs. Their layout and external connections offer unparalleled access to the advanced peripherals on many newer PIC MCUs. These peripherals enable you to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU, simplifying your design and keeping system power consumption and BOM cost low.

Internet of Things (IoT) Ready

Do you have an IoT design idea? These Development Boards can help you make your IoT design idea a reality. Out of the box, these boards offers several options for user interface—including physical switches, mTouch® capacitive sensing and on-board potentiometers. A full complement of accessory boards is available via the MikroElectronika mikroBUS™ interface footprint. In addition, some members of the Curiosity Development Board family include Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity.

Share Your Curiosity

Do you need a few ideas on architecting your next design? The Curiosity Development Boards are the perfect tools for sharing and acquiring new design ideas. To spur creativity, Microchip offers a series of examples, complete with bill of materials, user code and application notes. These helpful design tips can be found at www.microchip.com/curiosity. We also encourage you to join the Microchip forums, share your ideas and become part of the community.

Key Features

The Curiosity Development Boards give you more value for your money. They can be operated as an all-in-one development platform, or you can customize them to suit your individual needs.

  • One development platform that supports 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs
  • Integrated programmer/debugger with USB interface
  • Integrates seamlessly with MPLAB X IDE, MPLAB Code Configurator and MPLAB Harmony
  • Various user interface options: mTouch buttons, analog potentiometer, physical switches and RGB LEDs
  • mikroBUS support with over 180 MikroElectronika add-on click boards™ available

Compatible with MPLAB Xpress IDE

Getting started with your Curiosity Development Board is easy. Navigate to the MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE to begin developing your project at http://mplabxpress.microchip.com.

MPLAB Xpress contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified and distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program that allows an easy transition between the two environments. MPLAB Xpress is a perfect starting point for new users of PIC MCUs—with no downloads, no machine configuration and no waiting to get started on your system development.

 

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Microchip Curiosity Development Board

The perfect platform to harness the power of 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC® MCUs.

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Curiosity (8-bit)

The original Curiosity Development Board (Part Number: DM164137) continues to be one of our most popular development boards. Curiosity is designed to support 8-, 14-, and 20-pin 8-bit PIC MCUs with low voltage programming capability.

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Curiosity PIC32MM (32-bit)

This board features the new XLP PIC32MM “GPL” family (PIC32MM0064GPL036) of low-cost microcontrollers. This board is a simple and easy-to-use platform that facilities quick PIC32MM evaluation, experimentation and application prototyping.

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Curiosity (8-bit) High Pin Count

Supports 8-bit PIC MCUs in an expanded range of pin counts. With two DIP sockets on board, Curiosity 8-bit HPC is designed for development with Microchip’s 28- and 40-pin PIC MCUs with low voltage programming capability.

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Curiosity PIC32MX470 (32-bit)

The Curiosity PIC32MX470 Development Board (Part Number: DM320103) highlights the capabilities of the PIC32MX MCUs (PIC32MX470F512H) with 120MHz clock speed, an on-chip full-speed USB interface and multiple expansion options.

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PIC24F (16-bit) Curiosity

The PIC24F Curiosity Development Board (Part Number: DM240004) is a low-cost platform with an integrated programmer and debugger and easy expandability with a mikroBUS™ interface to utilize click boards for customizing your application.

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Curiosity PIC32MZ EF (32-bit)

The Curiosity PIC32 MZ EF Development Board is a fully integrated 32-bit development platform featuring the high-performance PIC32MZ2048EFM MCU with 2MB Flash, 512 KB RAM, integrated FPU, Crypto accelerator and excellent connectivity options.

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