The SuperFlash Kit 1 (part # AC243005-1) from Microchip Technology is a new development kit that enables designers to evaluate Microchip’s SPI and SQI serial Flash memory devices. The kit includes three serial Flash PICtail Plus Daughter Boards that are populated with the SST25VF016B, SST25VF064C, and SST26VF032 serial Flash devices.
The daughter boards interface with Microchip’s Explorer 16 Development Board and work with the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to enable the quick creation of code and shorten development time.
Example code and software drivers written with the MPLAB X IDE are available for download from www.microchip.com/get/9RX5.
Pricing & Availability The SuperFlash Kit 1 (part # AC243005-1, $30) is available for purchase at microchipDIRECT.
For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit this page.
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