Microcontroller Development Platform for Educators

Microchip Technology and Stratford Digital introduced a turnkey, 16-bit microcontroller development platform for educators. The platform consists of the MX PIC24 Module, MX Educational Target Board, and an Educator’s Lab Manual. The downloadable lab manual includes topics like microcontrollers, timers, pulse-width modulation, analog-to-digital converters, and power management. The MX PIC24 Module ($80) and MX Educational Target Board ($85) is available now from Microchip.

Microchip Technology MX PIC24 Module

MX PIC24F Educational Module Features

  • PIC24FJ256GB110 microcontroller with 256K Flash and 16K RAM
  • Onboard programmer/debugger compatible with MPLAB IDE
  • 256K external EEPROM device connected via SPI
  • Optional 256K external RAM device (not populated)
  • USB 2.0 Device, Host, and OTG support
  • Connects to Educational Target Board (part #TSTR002)
  • Free Educator’s Lab Manual and software labs available by download
  • 65 x 50 mm

Microchip Technology MX Educational Target Board

MX Educational Target Board Features

  • Large breadboard area
  • Four buttons
  • Four LEDs
  • Two RS-232 ports
  • SPI port
  • I2C port
  • Optional connectors for two more RS-232 ports, another I2C port, a CAN port, and a JTAG port
  • System power connector is reverse-polarity protected, includes a resettable 2A fuse, and accepts 5V to 20V external power supply
  • Current sense connector is provided in parallel with a 0.1 ohm power resistor for measurement of low power applications
  • Designed to accept the MX PIC24F Educational module (part #TSTR001)
  • Compatible with other MX Series Module

More info: Microchip Technology | Stratford Digital