Microchip announces MPLAB starter kit

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CHANDLER, USA: Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the MPLAB Starter Kit for Serial Memory Products (Part # DV243003). Featuring a compact design, the high-speed, easy-to-use kit supports all of Microchip’s serial EEPROM devices, including the new UNI/O family.


The single-board kit obtains power from the USB port on a PC or laptop and runs under the familiar MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), enabling faster debugging and system integration, with shorter time to market.

“This new MPLAB Starter Kit elevates Microchip’s serial EEPROM development-tool offerings to higher levels of efficiency and performance,” said Derek Carlson, Microchip’s vice president of Development Tools. “This pairs a powerful memory tool to the MPLAB IDE with a single USB connection, simplifies set up and establishes an almost instant learning curve for first-time use. This kit is the latest addition to Microchip’s broad line of user-friendly development tools.”

Whereas other serial EEPROM tools are simply programmers, the MPLAB Starter Kit for Serial Memory Products displays the entire memory contents on screen for quick verification and editing. It also logs endurance cycles and stores memory contents in files for archiving and analysis.

Additionally, as the kit derives power over USB, its operation is fast. No additional power-supply connections are needed, which enhances the kit’s portability and enables the highest performance at a record low cost.