MIKROE, the embedded solutions company that dramatically cuts development time by providing innovative hardware and software products based on proven standards, has announced that 500 development boards incorporating the mikroBUS socket are now available from top semiconductor makers. The mikroBUS development socket standard enables any of MIKROE’s 1600+ compact Click peripheral boards to be used on the development board, thereby dramatically cutting embedded development and prototyping times.

Click boards enable designers to get to work immediately without having to develop their own hardware. This can cut months from the development cycle and save considerable expense. Boards are available that address wireless connectivity, sensors, power management, interfacing, displays, motor drives, HMI, and more.

The 500th board to be released is the PIC32CK GC Curiosity Ultra Development board from Microchip—the company that kickstarted this journey by being the first to adopt the mikroBUS standard.