Microchip Development Tools

While visiting The Sensors Expo in Long Beach, CA, I came across two Microchip (http://www.microchip.com) Development Tools (Explorer 16 Development Board and MM7150 Motion Module Evaluation Board). Below, I have included the applicable details, purchase information along with a link to all associated resources. The Motion Monitoring Solutions Target Markets are Consumer, Industrial, Wearable, Internet of Things and Medical.

The Explorer 16 Development Board is a low-cost modular development system for Microchip’s 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. It supports devices from the PIC24, dsPIC and PIC32 families. A variety of families are supported with processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for easy device swapping.  The board includes a PICtail Plus daughter card connector for expansion boards including USB, CAN, Ethernet, wireless, graphics and many more. Coupled with the MPLAB ICD 3 In Circuit Debugger or MPLAB REAL ICE, real-time emulation and debug facilities speed evaluation and prototyping of application circuitry.

The MM7150 Motion Module PICtail/PICtail Plus Evaluation Board allows customers to easily develop motion applicaiton using Microchip's 16- and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. The MM7150-PICtail combines motion sensors (accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope) with a motion coprocessor with integrated sensor fusion. The MM7150-PICtail allows engineers to speed designs to market and reduce the risk of launching motion based embedded and internet-of-things (IOT) applications.

Explorer 16 Development Board with 100-pin PIM - Part Number DM240001 - ($129.99)

Recommended with Explorer 16 Development Board 9V Wall Mount Power Supply - Part Number AC002014 - ($24.00)

MM7150 Motion Module Evaluation Board - Part Number AC243007 ($50.00)

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