Explorer 16 Development Board

The Explorer 16 Development Board is a low-cost modular development system for Microchip’s 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. It supports devices from the PIC24, dsPIC®, and PIC32 families with processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for easy device swapping. The board includes a PICtail™ Plus Daughter Card connector for expansion boards including USB, CAN, Ethernet, wireless, graphics, and many more, coupled with the MPLAB® ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger or MPLAB® REAL ICE™, real-time emulation, debug facilities speed evaluation, and prototyping of application circuitry.


  • Supports all PIC24 and dsPIC33F families
  • MPLAB ICD 2 and MPLAB REAL ICE emulation interface
  • Alpha-numeric 16 x 2 LCD display
  • PICtai Plus connector to allow easy system expansion
  • Interfaces to MPLAB ICD 3 and RS-232
  • Includes Microchip's TC1047A high accuracy, analog, and output temperature sensor
  • Expansion connector to access full devices pin-out and bread board prototyping area

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