Microchip: Daughter Cards for Explorer 16 Development Board

Daughter Card Part No.Description

AC164127-3AC164127-3 - Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board with 3.2 Display Kit:

 

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The Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board with 3.2 Display Kit allows evaluating Microchip Technologys solution and graphics library for 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers. It includes a Graphics LCD Controller PICtail Plus SSD1926 Board (AC164127-5AC164127-5) and a Graphics Display Truly 3.2 240x320 Board (AC164127-4AC164127-4). The kit is compatible with the Explorer 16 development board (DM240001DM240001) or one of the PIC32 Starter Boards (DM320001DM320001), DM320003DM320003).

AC164126AC164126 - Prototype PICtail Plus Daughter Board:

 

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The Prototype PICtail Plus Daughter Board allows a designer to breadboard their solution easily for evaluation on an Explorer 16 Evaluation Board using PIC24 MCU or dsPIC33 DSC. This board is an 8 x 8 cm board with a card-edge connection that allows it to be plugged directly into the PICtail Plus expansion socket. The breadboard area provides access to all of the processor pins as well as a generous prototyping area. AC164126AC164126 contains three blank Prototype PICtail Plus Daughter Boards.

AC164127-7AC164127-7 - Graphics Controller PICtail Plus Epson S1D13517 Board:

 

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The Graphics PICtail Plus Epson S1D13517 Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Microchips graphics-display solution and graphics library for 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers. This expansion board is compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001DM240001) or one of the PIC32 Starter Boards (DM320001DM320001, DM320003DM320003). The controller board has a connection for display boards such as Graphics Display Truly 5.7 640x480 Board (AC164127-8AC164127-8) and the Graphics Display Truly 7 800x480 Board (AC164127-9AC164127-9)

 

Features:

  • Support for VGA, WVGA, QVGA, WQVGA displays
  • Alpha blending
  • Support for 24bpp
  • Touch Interface
  • 128-megabit (8Mx16) SDRAM for frame buffering
  • 64-Megabit Serial Flash Memory for additional data storage

AC164142AC164142 - Consumer-band BPSK 7.2kbps PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board:

 

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The Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board provides communication over power-lines using a Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation scheme. These boards interface to the popular Explorer 16 Development Board and operate in the CENELEC C consumer frequency band at a carrier frequency of 129.6 kHz. The software modem runs on the dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and utilizes an Analog Front End (AFE) to interface to the AC power mains. Each of the communication nodes utilizes a high voltage (HV) adapter cable that connects the Consumer-Band BPSK-Based 7.2 Kbps Power-Line Soft-Modem to the AC mains. The HV adapter cable incorporates the circuitry required to provide the noise-filtering and isolation from the power-line.

 

Features:

  • Operates on 5V and 9V power      supply
  • Modulation and demodulation in software
  • Software selectable baud rates: 1200, 2400, 3600, 4800, 5400 and 7200
  • Variable transmit power level setting
  • Compatible with 220V/50 Hz and 110V/60 Hz power-lines, or any AC line ranging from 0-220VAC at 50 or 60Hz

AC164144AC164144 - Low-Cost Controllerless (LCC) Graphics PICtail Plus Board:

 

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The Low-Cost Controllerless (LCC) Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board enables development of graphics solutions without an external graphics controller, thus reducing system BOM cost for many applications. The board is designed to attach to a PIC32 starter kit (DM320001DM320001, DM320003-2DM320003-2, DM320004DM320004) or an Explorer16 development board (DM240001DM240001) and one of Microchip LCD Modules including the Truly 3.2” QVGA board and the 4.3” WQVGA Powertip display panel

 

Features:

  • Can drive QVGA 8bpp with PIC32 alone
  • Can drive WQVGA 16bpp with external 256KB SRAM Frame buffer
  • Display connector for interfacing with different display boards
  • PICtail Plus Interface for connecting to Explorer 16 Development Board
  • Starter Kit Connector

AC164122AC164122 - PICtail Daughter Board for SD & MMC Cards:

 

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The PICtail Daughter Board For SD and MMC cards is a demonstration board for evaluating reading and writing data on SD or MMC cards. It is an expansion board compatible with a number of development tools for 8/16/32bit MCU’s and DSC’s. PICDEM™ demonstration boards. A complete list of compatible PICDEM™ borad is available on Microchip’s website. Microchip Technology’s firmware(AN1003) is only implemented on PICDEM™ FS USB

 

Features

  • Supports auto-triggering of files on SD cards
  • Operates on wide range of voltages from 3.3V-5.0V DC
  • PICtail™ and PICtail™ Plus connection interfaces
  • Compatible with many boards with PICtail™ and PICtail™ Plus interfaces, including Explorer 16 Development Board, various PICDEM™ boards, I/O Expansion Board, and Multimedia Expansion board.

 

AC164127-9AC164127-9 - Graphics Display Truly 7 800x480 Board

 

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The Graphics Display Truly 7” 800x480 Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Microchip’s graphic display solution and graphics library for 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers. It is an expansion board compatible with the Graphics LCD Controller PICtail™ Plus S1D13517 Board (AC164127-7AC164127-7)

 

Features:

  • 7” WVGA (800x480) TFT LCD with 24-bit parallel RGB interface
  • Resistive 4-wire touch screen
  • AR1020AR1020 Resistive Touch Controller

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AC164127-8AC164127-8 - Graphics Display Truly 5.7 inch 640x480 Board

 

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The Graphics Display Truly 5.7” 640x480 Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Microchip Technologys graphic display solution and graphics library for 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers. It is an expansion board compatible with the LCD controller boards such as Graphics Controller PICtail Plus Epson S1D13517 Board (AC164127-7AC164127-7).

 

Features:

 

  • 5.7” VGA (640x480) TFT LCD with 24-bit parallel RGB interface
  • Resistive 4-wire touch screen
  • AR1020AR1020 Resistive Touch Controller

 

 

 

AC164138-1AC164138-1 - PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board

 

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The MRF89XAM8A PICtail/PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration and development daughter board for the 868 MHz radio transceiver module which conforms to the European ETSI standard. The module is surface mounted to a PICtail/PICtail Plus daughter board that plugs into multiple Microchip demonstration and development boards like the PICDEM PIC18 Explorer Board (DM183032DM183032) for 8-bit microcontroller development, or the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001DM240001) for 16-bit microcontroller development.

MPN: AC164121AC164121

Ethernet PICtail Daughter Board

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The Ethernet PICtail™ Daughter Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing Ethernet control applications. The board is designed for flexibility and can be plugged into a wide selection of demonstration boards, including the PIC18 Explorer (DM183032DM183032). The development board is populated with the 28-pin ENC28J60ENC28J60 Ethernet controller which interfaces to the RJ-45 female connector. With a standard 28-pin PICtail pin out, the board is easily interfaced to Microchip’s 8-bit demonstration boards

 

Features:

  • 10BASE-T Ethernet
  • RJ-45 Female Ethernet Connector

MPN: AC164130-2AC164130-2

CAN/LIN PICtail (Plus) Daughter Board

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The CAN/LIN PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board (AC164130-2AC164130-2) can be used with either the Explorer 16 Board or the PIC18 Explorer Board. This daughter board is used to facilitate rapid implementation and evaluation of applications that use Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) interfaces. The PICtail Plus interface is used for connection to Explorer 16 Development Board for 16-bit and 32-bit MCUs. The PICtail interface is used for connection to the PIC18 Explorer for PIC18 8-bit microcontrollers.

 

Features:

  • Connector to Explorer 16 Development Board and PIC18 Explorer Board
  • Two CAN communication channels interfacing to ECAN module
  • Two LIN communication channels interfacing to UART module

MPN: AC164134-1AC164134-1

MRF24J40MA PICtail/PICtail Plus

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The MRF24J40MA PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration and development daughter board for the agency-certified MRF24J40MAMRF24J40MA 2.4GHz IEEE Std. 802.15.4™ +0 dBm RF Transceiver Module. The module is surface-mounted to a PICtail/PICtail Plus daughter board that allows it to plug into multiple Microchip Technology Demonstration and development boards like the PIC18 Explorer Board (DM183032DM183032) for 8-bit microcontroller development or the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001DM240001) 16-bit microcontroller development. Targeted for ZigBee®, MiWi™, and MiWi P2P wireless protocol applications, the MRF24J40MA is a perfect solution for low-cost, low-power complete embedded wireless PAN applications.

MPN: AC164136-4AC164136-4

MRF24WB0MA Wi-Fi PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board

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The Wi-Fi PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Wi-Fi connectivity using PIC microcontrollers and the MRF24WB0MAMRF24WB0MA module. This product is compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001DM240001), PICDEM.net2 Development Board (DM163024DM163024) and PIC32 Starter Kit (DM320001DM320001) with I/O Expansion Board (DM320002DM320002).

 

Module Key Features:

  • Supports low-power, low data-rate
  • Wi-Fi FCC (USA), IC (Canada), ETSI (Europe) Certified
  • Integrated PCB Antenna with Simple four-wire SPI interface to PIC® microcontroller
  • WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK Security

MPN: AC164137-2AC164137-2

MRF49XA PICtail Plus Daughter Board (868/915 MHz) 

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The MRF49XA PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration and development daughter board for the MRF49XA ISM Band Sub-GHz RF Transceiver. The daughter board can plug into multiple Microchip Technology demonstration and development boards. For example, for 8-bit microcontroller development using the PIC18 Explorer Board (DM183032DM183032) or 16-bit microcontroller development using the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001DM240001).

MPN: AC320011AC320011

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) PICtail Daughter Board 

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Microchip’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M) PICtail Daughter Board ( AC320011AC320011) based upon u-blox GPS and GSM/GPRS modules makes it easy to create low-cost M2M applications with location-awareness capabilities. The daughter board can be interfaced with Microchip’s Multimedia Expansion Board and a PIC32 starter kit to provide developers with a turn-key platform to get started with apps such as texting, email and GPS.

 

Features:

  • GSM Communications (Text messaging and cellular phone connection)
  • GPRS Communications (Packet data communications – images, location information, etc)
  • GPS (Satellite Positioning for easy tracking and Location Based Services)