4.4 Connecting the Hardware

For a supported USB cable, plug the micro USB connector into the evaluation board (see figure below) and plug the USB connector into your computer. Drivers will install automatically.

The USB cable will provide both power and communication. Once the board is powered, the green status LED will be lit.

MPLAB X IDE will auto-detect that the evaluation board is connected. The Kit Window in MPLAB X IDE will present relevant information like data sheets and board documentation (see figure below). The AVR128DA48 device on the AVR128DA48 Curiosity Nano board is programmed and debugged by the on-board debugger and, therefore, no external programmer or debugger tool is required.