Softei & Microchip Curiosity Development Board

Win a Microchip Curiosity Development Board (DM164137) from Softei and if you don’t win, receive a 15% off coupon for this board, plus free shipping.

Microchip’s Curiosity Development Board offers a cost-effective, fully integrated microcontroller 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 and MPLAB Xpress Integrated Development Environments, the Curiosity platform includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started. The Curiosity Development Board is designed to support 8-, 14- and 20-pin 8-bit PIC MCUs with low-voltage programming capability.

Out of the box, this board 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.

The Curiosity Development Board can be operated as an all-in-one development platform, or you can customize it to suit your individual needs.

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  • Using high-precision architectures enables superior DC performance, regardless of operating conditions
  • Low noise and additional EMI filtering on the inputs provide additional protection in electrically noisy environments
  • Small packages, such as leadless DFNs, are ideal for space-constrained designs
  • A wide operating temperature range of –40°C to +125°C provides a robust solution even at extreme temperatures

Microchip Instrumentation Amplifier with mCAL Technology

The MCP6N11 and MCP6V2x Wheatstone Bridge Reference Design demonstrates the performance of Microchip's MCP6N11 instrumentation amplifier (INA) and a traditional three op amp INA using Microchip's MCP6V26 and MCP6V27 auto-zeroed op amps. The input signal comes from an RTD temperature sensor in a Wheatstone bridge. Real world interference is added to the bridge's output, to provide realistic performance comparisons. Data is gathered and displayed on a PC, for ease of use. The USB PIC® microcontroller and included Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides the means to configure the board and collect sample data.