Tailored for dsPIC33F DSCs and PIC24H 16-bit MCUs, the Microstick development board provides a complete design solution that operates stand-alone or plugged into a prototyping board. The Microstick comes with a socketed MCU that can be swapped out. Software support includes the free MPLAB Integrated Development Environment and software libraries that works with all of Microchip’s 8/16/32-bit PIC MCUs and DSCs. The Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H (part # DM330013) is available for $24.99 each. MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC., Chandler, AZ. (888) 628-6247.