Microchip Explorer 16/32 Development Board (DM240001-2)

Part NumberExplorer 16/32, DM240001-2

The Explorer 16/32 Development Board is a flexible and convenient development, demonstration and testing platform for 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, dsPIC DSCs and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs from Microchip Technology.


Detailed Description

It features all the necessary hardware to begin developing and debugging a complete embedded application. The board accepts Processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs) designed for the Explorer 16 or Explorer 16/32 development board for easy device swapping. In addition to the hardware features provided by the board, hardware expansion is possible through the use of PICtail Plus daughter cards and mikroBUS accessory boards. Coupled with the integrated PICkit-On-Board (PKOB), MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger or MPLAB REAL ICE real-time emulation and debug facilities enable faster evaluation and prototyping of application.

Explorer 16/32 Development Board offers only the main board, giving the option to customize the other necessary components. Choose PIM of your choice based on MCUs and DSCs under consideration from wide range of Processor Plug-In Modules. This board is optimal for customers migrating from Classic Explorer 16 to new Explorer 16/32 platform, while all the necessary additional components like Processor Plug-In Modules and PICtail Plus Daughter Boards are already available.

Also read about Explorer 16/32 Development Kit.

Microchip Explorer 16/32 Development Kit (DM240001-3)

Explorer 16/32 Development Board is completely backwards compatible with the Classic Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001 and DM240002) and its associated ecosystem that include:

Use all of existing codes, libraries, prototypes, PIMs and the PICtail Plus daughter cards interfaced via side PICtail Plus connector directly. Re-use the PICtail Plus daughter cards interfaced via vertical PICtail Plus connector using additional PICtail Plus Expansion Board (AC240100)


The Kit contains:

  1. Explorer 16/32 main development board

Explorer 16/32 Development Board Schematic Diagram

Main Features of Kit or Board

Base componentMicrochip
Category, bit16/32-bit
Supported families
  • PIC24F
  • PIC32MX
  • PIC32MZ
  • dsPIC33
Board peripherals
  • RS-232 driver
  • I/O pins
  • I2C interface
  • USB
  • USB-device
  • USB-Host
  • LCD
  • analog inputs
  • temperature sensor
  • potentiometers
  • user buttons
  • user LEDs
  • Power Management

Other Names:

Explorer 16/32, DM2400012, Explorer 16/32, DM240001 2, Explorer 16/32 DM240001-2, Explorer 16/32 DM240001-2

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