Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.
The PIC24F16KA102 PIM is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the PIC24F16KA102 family using the Explorer 16 Demonstration Board kit. The MCP23S17 28-pin port expander is used in PIC24F16KA102 PIM to perform all of the base functions on the 100 pin Explorer 16 board.
This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs: PIC24F04KA200 PIC24F04KA201 PIC24F08KA101 PIC24F08KA102 PIC24F16KA101 PIC24F16KA102