Microchip Explorer 16/32 Connections

The AC164166 extension board can be connected to any microcontroller board that contains a mikroBUS Host Header. The 14-Pin SOIC socket board contains both the I2C and the SPI interface as shown in Board Configuration. The diagram below shows a configuration using the Microchip Explorer 16/32 Development Board and the dsPIC33CK 16-bit microcontroller. Note that the Explorer 16/32 board allows for a variety of 100-pin Microchip microcontrollers to be used.

Figure 1. Connections to a Microchip Explorer 16/32 Development Board

  1. 1. AC164166 14-Pin Socket Board
  2. 2.dsPIC33CK 16-Bit Microcontroller
  3. 3.Microchip Explorer 16/32 Bit development Board
  4. 4.External Power Connection
  5. 5.Micro-USB Connection
  6. 6.Type-A USB Connection
  7. 7.USB Type-Câ„¢ Connection
  8. 8.PICkitâ„¢ On-Board debugger micro-USB Connection

Powering the Board

Multiple options exist for powering the Explorer 16/32 Development board. Depending on the total current requirements, different options are allowed.

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