Mikroe Easy PIC v7 Development Board
EasyPIC v7 is the seventh generation of our famous PIC development board. It is the product of accumulated knowledge over the past 10 years, and it’s state of the art of design, functionality and quality. It is loved by beginners and hobbyists, as well as professionals, and used in education and development by thousands. Board comes with PIC18F45K22 device.
The EasyPIC v7 is MikroElektronika's latest development board for PIC microcontrollers and the newest incarnation of their EasyPIC brand. New and improved features over their EasyPIC6 include the addition of 7-segment displays, a peizo sounder and EEPROM memory along with improved expansion capabilities in the form of additional port connectors and new mikroBus sockets designed to support a range of easy-to-use "click" boards. However, perhaps the most important change is the use of a dual 3.3V and 5V power supply allowing for a larger number of PICs including the 18FJ and 18FK families to be supported.
The EasyPIC v7 makes a useful development tool for those working with PIC microcontrollers and is ideal for project development and experimentation. Its self-contained single-board approach also makes it a low-cost solution for use as a learning tool both by individuals and educational establishments.
- Improved - support for even more PIC microcontrollers
Over 250 DIP-packaged 8, 14, 18, 20, 28 and 40-pin PICs in the 10F, 12F, 16F, 18F, 18FJ and 18FK familes are supported.
- Improved - includes PIC18F45K22 microcontroller
Now supplied with a PIC18F45K22. This powerful 40-pin PIC in the 18FK family provides ample RAM and Flash memory and peripheral features for most projects.
- Built-in mikroProg programmer
mikroProg USB programmer allows PICs to be programmed with HEX files produced using any PIC assembler or compiler using supplied mikroProg for PIC Suite software.
- Built-in mikroICD in-circuit debugger
mikroICD USB in-circuit debugger provides convenient hardware debugging to be carried out using optional mikroBASIC PRO for PIC, mikroPascal PRO for PIC and mikroC PRO for PIC compilers.
- New - dual power supply
Board is equipped with power supply unit capable of supporting both 3.3V and 5V microcontrollers and can be powered over USB cable or external adapter.
- Improved - 36 LED to provide visual indication of state of I/O lines
LEDs are now grouped by port and are surface-mount with current consumption of only 1mA.
- Improved - 36 pushbutton switches to simulate inputs on I/O lines
Switches now grouped by port and are of high quality to provide exceptionally stable response.
- Improved - two potentiometers to simulate analogue inputs
You can simulate analogue inputs using the two provided potentiometers which can be connected to desired analogue input pins.
- New - 4-digit 7-segment display
Four multiplexed 7-segment displays are ideal for providing a simple numeric display in your application.
- Support for 16x2 character LCD
Single-row 16-pin header supports optional 16x2 backlit character LCD. Contrast potentiometer and handy plastic LCD support are also provided.
- Support for 128x64 graphic LCD
Single-row 20-pin header supports optional 128x64 backlit graphic LCD. Contrast potentiometer and handy plastic LCD support are also provided.
- Support for touch panel
Touch panel controller with connector is provided for analogue resistive touch panels attached to the 128x64 graphic LCD.
- New - configurable backlight
Character and graphic LCD backlights can be driven by PWM signal from the microcontroller, or they can be turned off or on at full brightness by DIP switches.
- New - piezo sounder
With the piezoelectric sounderyou can provide your application with an audible output. Buzzer can be connected a digital output pin or PWM output.
- New - serial EEPROM
On-board 24AA01 serial EEPROM with I2C interface provides additional non-volatile memory, ideal for storing configuration data and other data that must be retained when power is removed.
- Support for DS1820 temperature sensor
Three-pin socket easily accepts optional DS1820, DS18S20 and DS18B20 1-wire digital temperature sensors.
- New - support for LM35 temperature sensor
Three-pin socket easily accepts optional LM35 analogue temperature sensor.
- RS-232 interface
9-way D-connector provided for easy RS-232 interfacing to a PIC's USART.
- USB interface
USB-B connector allows for easy interfacing to PICs having on-chip USB controller. Connector can be routed to either PORTC or PORTA, depending on the target microcontroller.
- New - UART to USB converter
FTDI chip and USB connector allows your PIC's USART to be easily interfaced to USB.
- New - mikroBus connectors
Two mikroBus connectors support optional range of "click" boards adding to the EasyPIC v7's built-in functionality. Click boards are available to easily add features such as Ethernet, RS-485, CAN, Bluetooth and ZigBee communications, microSD card data storage, real-time clocks, and much more.
- Improved - port headers
Two male 10-way IDC headers are now provided on the right-hand side of the board for each I/O port for easy off-board expansion, attachment of a wide range of accessory boards and convenient access for test purposes. Access to VCC and ground is provided along with I/O lines.
- New - left-hand port headers
Additional male 10-way IDC headers are now provided on the left-hand side of the board for each I/O port for easy off-board expansion, attachment of a wide range of accessory boards and convenient access for test purposes. Access to VCC and ground is provided along with I/O lines.
- New - proto headers
Single-row 10-way solder pads allow quick access to I/O lines for interfacing and test purposes. Access to VCC and ground is provided along with I/O lines.
- Improved - configurable pull-up/pull-down resistors
Tri-state DIP-switches are now used to allow 4K7 resistors to be configured to pull individual I/O lines high or low if required.
- New - ground test points
Three separate ground pins are provided on the board for easy connection of the GND reference of oscilloscope probes.
- ICD2/ICD3 connector
An ICD2/ICD3 compatible connector allows for easy connection of other makes of programmer so you can override the on-board mikroProg.
- New - mounting holes
The EasyPIC v7 now features mounting holes in each corner allowing you to fix the board to a base or within a case if desired.
mikroProg Suite for PIC®
On board mikroProg programmer requires special programming software called mikroProg Suite for PIC®. This software is used for programming ALL of Microchip® microcontroller families, including PIC10, PIC12, PIC16, PIC18, dsPIC30/33, PIC24 and PIC32. Software has intuitive interface and SingleClick programming technology.
Note: The LCD's are not included.