2021 Get Launched design program open for entries now

Mouser is once again sponsoring the 2021 Get Launched program from Microchip Technology and Crowd Supply. Get Launched is a start-up and incubator support program that assists companies to achieve rapid time-to-production and time-to-market by utilising Microchip’s technical expertise to guide throughout the design process. The program has already supported over two dozen campaigns, raising over $629,000 (USD).

The global electronics design program encourages designers to submit projects that uniquely feature one or more components from Microchip. The program is a partnership between Mouser, Microchip, and Crowd Supply, and entries will be promoted over all three channels.

Designers may enter the program by submitting their project proposals through the form on the Crowd Supply website. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis by the organisers, and entrants can complete their Crowd Supply campaign anytime throughout 2021. All successful entries will get a support package containing reduced-price parts for the initial production run, technical and marketing review consultations, and a reduced Crowd Supply campaign fee, as well as one of several Microchip development boards, including the following devices:

Machine Learning evaluation kits offers a simplified, easy-to-use environment with advanced performance. The EV18H79A SAMD21 Machine Learning Evaluation Kit provides a TDK InvenSense 6-axis MEMS motion sensor, while the EV45Y33A SAMD21 Machine Learning Evaluation Kit includes a Bosch BMI160 IMU.

The Curiosity PIC32MZ EF development board is created to evaluate the high-performance PIC32MZ EF microcontroller, which offers 2MB of flash, 512kB of RAM, an integrated FPU, crypto accelerator, and outstanding connectivity options. The 32-bit Curiosity development platform combines a programmer/debugger, two mikroBUS click sockets, and an onboard Wi-Fi-N module and is fully integrated with its MPLAB X IDE.

The AVR-IoT WA development board consolidates a powerful ATmega4808 8-bit AVR microcontroller, a CryptoAuthentication secure element, and a fully certified Wi-Fi network controller to provide a simple and effective way to connect embedded applications to the AWS Cloud platform.

The PIC-IoT WA development board provides a PIC24FJ128GA705 16-Bit XLP microcontroller, Wi-Fi module, and CryptoAuthentication secure element IC. It is supplied preloaded with firmware that allows engineers to quickly connect and send data to the AWS platform utilising the onboard temperature and light sensors.