Microchip, Digilent Unveils Cerebot MX3cK, MX4cK, MX7cK Development Boards

Microchip Technology and Digilent introduced the Cerebot MX3cK, Cerebot MX4cK and Cerebot MX7cK development boards. The 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller-based boards feature prototyping capabilities for the Arduino compatible chipKIT development platform. The MX3/4/7 boards offer a single, general-purpose development platform for users to develop a wide range of 32-bit MCU applications using the free, Arduino-compatible chipKIT IDE (called the Multi-Platform IDE, or MPIDE). All three boards are available now. The Cerebot MX3cK board is priced at $39, the MX4cK board is $79, and the MX7cK board is $99.

The new Cerebot MX3/4/7 cK development boards enables connectivity to the MPIDE, so designers can develop with chipKIT via a bootloader application. Microchip’s PICkit 3 debugger/programmer can be used with the Cerebot MX3cK. The Cerebot MX4cK, and MX7cK, boards feature an integrated programmer/debugger. The three boards are each populated with multiple connectors for Digilent’s numerous Pmod I/O interface boards, which provide ready-made interface circuitry for LCD, wireless, motor-control, sensor and many other applications, minimizing the need for users to create original circuitry.

Cerebot MX3cK Features

Cerebot MX3cK development board ~ Microchip Technology and Digilent
  • Microchip PIC32 32-bit MIPS processor (PIC32MX320F128H)
  • Designed for use with the chipKIT MPIDE development environment, a PIC32-based system compatible with many existing Arduino code examples, reference materials and other resources
  • Provides the Arduino community with access to a 32-bit PIC microprocessor as well as our library of Pmod peripheral modules
  • Suitable for use by anyone from beginners to advanced users
  • Can also be programmed with the MPLAB IDE (along with an addition programmer/debugger, such as the Microchip PICkit3)
  • Connectors: 5 x 12-pin Pmod headers, I2C connector, USB port for programming

Cerebot MX4cK Features

Cerebot MX4cK development board ~ Microchip Technology and Digilent
  • Microchip PIC32 32-bit MIPS processor (PIC32MX460F512L)
  • Designed for use with the chipKIT MPIDE development environment, a PIC32-based system compatible with many existing Arduino code examples, reference materials and other resources
  • Provides the Arduino community with access to a 32-bit PIC microprocessor as well as our library of Pmod peripheral modules
  • Can also be programmed with the MPLAB IDE (along with an addition programmer/debugger, such as the Microchip PICkit3)
  • Connectors: 9 x 12-pin Pmod headers, 8 x hobby R/C servo connectors, 2 x I2C ports, 1 x SPI port, 4 x USB ports
  • Cerebot MX7cK Features

    Cerebot MX7cK development board ~ Microchip Technology and Digilent
    • Microchip PIC32 32-bit MIPS processor (PIC32MX795F512L)
    • Designed for use with the chipKIT MPIDE development environment, a PIC32-based system compatible with many existing Arduino code examples, reference materials and other resources
    • Provides the Arduino community with access to a 32-bit PIC microprocessor as well as our library of Pmod peripheral modules
    • Can also be programmed with the MPLAB IDE (along with an addition programmer/debugger, such as the Microchip PICkit3)
    • 6 x 12-pin Pmod headers, 2 x USB ports, 1 x USB UART port, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet port, 1 x SPI ports, 2 x SPI/UART ports, 2 x CAN ports, 2 x I2C ports

    More info: Microchip Technology | Digilent, Inc.