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Digilent Releases Chipkit Compatible Cerebot Development Boards.

Digilent Cerebot MX7cK

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Digilent®, Inc. today announced several new 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU)-based Cerebot™ development boards with prototyping capabilities for the Arduino™ compatible chipKIT™ development platform.  The Cerebot™ MX3cK, Cerebot MX4cK and Cerebot MX7cK (MX3/4/7) boards provide 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.”  Users can later migrate to development tools that are more widely recognized in the industry, such as Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB C Compiler for PIC32 MCUs.  The Cerebot MX3/4/7cK boards break free from the traditional Arduino form factor, providing flexible pin access and connectivity with Digilent’s line of Pmod™ Peripheral Modules. 

Digilent Pmods invade our workbench and and bring their Cerebot overloards along for the ride!

Digilent Cerebot 32MX7

Back in May we were the first to formally introduce you to Digilent's chipKIT line of Arduino compatible PIC32 based development boards. Digilent liked our coverage so much that they sent an army of their Pmods led by their Cerebot masters to take over our workbench. We have a ton of stuff to cover from Digilent in the coming weeks and if they manufacture something you would like to see covered here on TheMakersWorkbench just let us know in the comments and we will do our best to give it a full write up... Keep reading after the jump. [node:read-more:link]