The board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started. It uses Microchip's MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) to simplify programming and is a suitable platform for harnessing the power of modern 8-bit PIC microcontrollers with Low Voltage Programming capabilities.
The layout and external connections provide access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. These CIPs simplify the design and keep system power consumption and BOM costs low by enabling users to integrate various system functions onto a single microcontroller.
Options for the user interface include physical switches, an mTouch capacitive button, and an on-board potentiometer. Users can expand functionality through MikroElectronika MikroBUS Adapter Click Boards, and can add Bluetooth Low Energy communication with the Microchip RN4020 module.
Mouser Electronics; www.mouser.com