Automotive Networking Development Board 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 the Automotive Networking Development Board. This board is a low-cost modular development system for Microchip’s 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers targeting CAN and LIN network-related applications.

Due to the modular nature of the Automotive Networking Development Board, only a generic photo of the board is shown below. There are multiple LIN and CAN Controllers that can be connected through the mikroBUS connectors along with the AC164166 socket security board. Each of these devices can be connected via any of the mikroBUS headers. A 100-pin plug-in microcontroller module (PIM) is also required for complete system operation. Microchip has a variety of PIM modules that can be used with this development board. Examples of mikroBUS click boards and PIM modules are shown in theAdditional Resources section.

Figure 1. Connections to the Automotive Networking Development Board
  1. 1. Automotive Networking Development Board
  2. 2. mikroBUS™ Host headers
  3. 3. Microcontroller PIM Socket
  4. 4. External Power Connection
  5. 5. Micro-USB Power/Signal Connection

Powering the Board

Multiple options exist for powering the Automotive Networking Development Board.

Additional Resources

The following list provides examples of different resources available and is not exhaustive. To identify additional PIM or mikroBUS modules that may work with the Automotive Networking Development Board, go to