Low-Cost PIC Development Tools
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the lowest-cost development tool supporting 3.3V 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) in 28-pin SPDIP packages. The flexible Microstick II tool features everything designers need to get started designing with these MCUs and DSCs, including an integrated debugger and programmer, user LED, reset button, and DUT socket for easy device swapping. The USB – powered tool can be used standalone or plugged into a prototyping board for extremely flexible development, and is supported by the MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment (IDE). This tool makes it easy to evaluate and develop with Microchip’s broad range of 16- and 32-bit products, enabling developers to find the best MCU or DSC for their applications.
“With this tool, we’ve made it even easier and lower cost to start developing with 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs, and 16-bit DSCs,” said Sumit Mitra, vice president of Microchip’s High-Performance Microcontroller Division. “Additionally, customers can easily plug the Microstick II tool into a standard prototyping board for expansion and further development.”
Pricing & Availability
The Microstick II tool (part # DM330013-2, $34.95) ships with a USB cable, two 1×14 header pins for proto board use, sample MCUs, and sample DSCs. It can be purchased today, at http://www.microchip.com/get/6THR. For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/1JJH. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.