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Mouser Electronics Now Shipping the Curiosity Development Board
from Microchip Technology

July 21, 2015 - Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the Curiosity Development Board from Microchip Technology. The Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective, fully integrated 8-bit development platform for first-time users, designers, and those requiring a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. The Curiosity Development Board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started.

CuriosityThe Microchip Technology Curiosity Development Board, available from Mouser Electronics, uses Microchip's MPLAB® X integrated development environment (IDE) to simplify programming on the board. The Curiosity Development Board is an ideal platform for harnessing the power of modern 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers with Low Voltage Programming capabilities. The layout and external connections provide easy access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. These CIPs simplify the design and keep system power consumption and BOM costs low by enabling users to integrate various system functions onto a single microcontroller.

The Curiosity Development Board comes with several options for the user interface including physical switches, an mTouch® capacitive button, and an on-board potentiometer. Users can expand functionality through MikroElectronika MikroBUS™ Adapter Click Boards, and can add Bluetooth® Low Energy communication with the Microchip RN4020 module. Out of the box or with expansion boards, the Microchip Curiosity Development Board provides the freedom to develop for a variety of applications, including Internet of Things (IoT), peripheral testing, robotics development, and proof-of-concept designs.

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About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

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Further information, contact:
Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics
Vice President Technical Marketing
(817) 804-3833

For press inquiries, contact:
Kelly DeGarmo, Mouser Electronics
Mgr., Corporate Communications
(817) 804-7764

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