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Expansion board targets Raspberry Pi development

Julien Happich -September 22, 2013

Developed by element14 and Microchip in collaboration with volunteers from the chipKIT and Arduino communities, the chipKIT Pi Expansion Board enables the development of 3.3V Arduino compatible applications for the Raspberry Pi using a 32-bit, high-performance MCU in a prototyping-friendly package.

This open source tool enables users to benefit from the PIC32 MCU’s high performance, memory and integrated peripherals while using the basic hobbyist prototyping equipment that is found in most home workshops. The chipKIT Pi can interface directly to the Raspberry Pi I/O Expansion header without any additional components, reducing both cost and design complexity.

Priced at $28, the chipKIT Pi Expansion Board will be available in the final week of September from Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland, and element14 in Asia Pacific.

Users can also tap into the large repository of available Arduino tutorials, reference materials, curriculum and more, to create a diverse array of designs.

For more information, visit the chipKIT Pi Expansion Board page.

Find more datasheets on products like this one at Datasheets.com, searchable by category, part #, description, manufacturer, and more.

This article originally appeared in EE Times Europe.

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