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Universal development board enables choice of MCU and peripherals, plus remote access programming and debug

MIKROE's 8th Gen development board includes wealth of features plus support for major MCU architectures and 1200+ add-on boards

May 2022: MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company that dramatically cuts development time by providing innovative hardware and software products based on proven standards, has released UNI-DS v8, a universal development board that is ideal for rapid prototyping, which includes everything engineers might need for their new project. It 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 you 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. New Click boards are added almost every day and the number of combinations of functions that are possible almost limitless.

Uniquely, UNI-DS v8 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.

Comments Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MIKROE: “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.”

About MikroElektronika

MikroElektronika (MIKROE) is committed to changing the embedded electronics industry through the use of industry standard hardware and software solutions. In 2011, the company invented the mikroBUS™ development socket standard and the compact Click Boards that use the standard to dramatically cut development time. Now the company offers 1000 Click Boards – ten times more than competitors – and the mikroBUS standard is included by leading microcontroller companies such as Microchip, Renesas and Toshiba on their development boards. SiBRAIN is MIKROE’s last standard, for MCU development add-on boards and sockets. MikroElektronika also makes the world’s widest range of compilers and additionally provides development environments, development boards, smart displays and programmers and debuggers.

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