Universal development board enables choice of MCU and peripherals

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MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company, has released UNI-DS v8, a universal development board for rapid prototyping, which includes everything engineers might need for their new project.

The board is equipped with a range of features and global standard interfaces that enable complex projects to be created quickly, efficiently and elegantly.

The UNI-DS v8 development board includes a SiBRAIN socket that enables designers to try out different MCUs in a prototype system without having to invest in other expensive hardware or learn new tools.

SiBRAIN is the open standard for sockets and add-on boards and currently supports 3300+ different microcontrollers from different families including STM32, Kinetis, TIVA, CEC, MSP, PIC, dsPIC, PIC32, and AVR. 100+ SiBRAIN add-on boards are currently available in MIKROE's online store.

UNI-DS v8 has five mikroBUS sockets, where engineers can place any of the 1200+ different Click boards. These add-on boards save developers time, eliminating the need for the testing and troubleshooting which is often associated with the prototyping phase. They cover functions including mixed-signal, wireless connectivity, storage, interface, displays, human-machine interface, adapter, clock and timing, motor control, power management, and audio & voice.

The UNI-DS v8 also integrates CODEGRIP, the first-ever programmer and debugger over Wi-Fi. This means that designers can place a UNI-DS v8 development board almost anywhere, including difficult-to-access sites such as hazardous environments, agricultural settings, and high-rise buildings while still retaining full debugging and programming access.

CODEGRIP supports more than 3300+ microcontrollers from different vendors, and free updates are provided as new microcontrollers and vendors are added.

Commenting Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MIKROE, said, “We were then the first company to make a universal development board back in 2002. Now it is very powerful with universal display and touchscreen interfaces and a high-quality power supply, as well as the flexibility of MCU and peripheral choice afforded by SiBRAIN and Click.  But the ability to remote program and debug over Wi-Fi (USB connection is also possible) plus the integration with NECTO Studio, the world's first MCU vendor-independent IDE, means that prototyping has never been easier, no matter where you are or what level of resource you have."