chipKit was created in In May 2011 by Microchip Technology and Digilent by the release of two boards, the chipKIT UNO32 and the chipKIT MAX32. The boards used Microchip PIC32 Microcontrollers and brought 32bit performance to a platform compatible with Arduino.

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Arduino Compatibility

chipKIT boards are designed to be form factor compatible with existing Arduino™ boards and the pin-out has been designed to match the modeled board as closely as possible.


chipKit boards use PIC32 MCUs which are 3.3V devices, not 5V, but with all pins on the chipKIT boards being 5V tolerant.

IDE Software

chipKit uses its own IDE software called MPIDE, but this is a fork from the Arduino IDE software.


We benefit hugely from resources on the web so we decided we should try and give back some of our knowledge and resources to the community by opening up many of our company’s internal notes and libraries through mini sites like this. We hope you find the site helpful.
Please feel free to comment if you can add help to this page or point out issues and solutions you have found, but please note that we do not provide support on this site. If you need help with a problem please use one of the many online forums.


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