Allowing users to build and test solar energy harvesting apps without designing any hardware, Microchip Technology partners with Cymbet to provide the XLP 16-bit energy harvesting development kit that includes a modular development board supporting the PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller with eXtreme Low Power technology. The kit features the capability to add PICtail daughter boards for evaluating of a variety of system functions including ZigBee, proprietary wireless connectivity, and SD cards. The PIC MCU’s low-power technology allows the longest possible operation from the Cymbet EnerChip EH Eval-08 board, which harvests solar energy stored in the EnerChip device. MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC., Chandler, AZ. (888) 628-6247.