Tag Archives: PIC

40 Pin & 28 Pin dsPIC Development Board

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The dsPIC Development board has been designed mainly for Motor dsPIC30F4011 Digital Signal Controller in the 40-pin motor control socket and dsPIC30F4012 28 Pin digital signal controller, the board can also be used with other dsPIC ICs. Board provided with 3.3V and 5V regulator, crystal oscillators and a programming connector. In addition, the board is populated with dual header connector for all I/O, reverse supply protection diode, onboard 3.3V & 5V LED, Screw terminal for supply input, push button switch for reset, 6 pin header connector for programming, serial communication  header connector, jumpers for multi serial communication option , electrolytic capacitor for filters. Optional provision for LM317T TO220 Regulator for 3.3V and 5V and Jumper for 3.3V or 5V power supply selection to power up the dsPIC.

40 Pin & 28 Pin dsPIC Development Board – [Link]

18 PIN PIC Development Board with Header IO

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PIC16F 18-pin Development Board will help you with your prototyping. It works with any of Microchip’s 18 pin of 16F PIC microcontroller.

Features

  • All ports terminating in separate box header with 5 VDC source option
  •  ICSP connector for programming for the PIC’s with ICD support
  •  Jumper selectable on board pull up resistor for PortA.4 pin on the microcontroller
  •  Bridge in the input provides any polarity DC supply connection to the board
  •  Jumper selectable 20 MHz crystal source
  •  Onboard +5V Voltage regulator
  •  Four mounting holes of 3.2 mm each
  •  PCB dimensions 56 mm x 55 mm

18 PIN PIC Development Board with Header IO – [Link]

16 Channel Tiny InfraRed Remote Controller – NEC Code

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16 Channel Infra-Red remote controller is built around PIC16F73 Microcontroller from Microchip. The receiver part follows NEC Code Format. Tiny receiver provides 16 latch outputs. All outputs are TTL and can drive Relay board or solid state relay. The circuit uses TSOP1738 Infra-Red receiver module which provides high degree of noise immunity against interfering light source.

For Philips RC5 code check this project: 16 Channel InfraRed remote controller – RC5 Philips Code

Features

  • Supply Remote Transmitter 3V CR2025 Battery
  • Supply Receiver 7V to 12V DC
  • Modulation 38Khz
  • NEC Code Format
  • Operating range up to 10-15 feet
  • 2 Pin Screw Terminals for Supply Input
  • On Board Power LED
  • Onboard VT (Valid Transmission) LED
  • All 16 Channels are Latch Outputs
  • All Outputs TTL Level provided with Header Connector

16 Channel Tiny InfraRed Remote Controller – NEC Code – [Link]

New PIC32MM family consumes as little as 500 nA

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by Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com:

The new PIC32MM family, currently Microchip’s lowest power 32-bit PIC32 family, features sleep modes down to as little as 500 nA. Filling the gap between the PIC24F XLP and PIC32MX families, the new family also offers so-called core independent peripherals that once initialized can function without intervention of or loading the MCU core.

New PIC32MM consumes as little as 500 nA – [Link]

AVR vs PIC: The case of the candle

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A self-igniting candle implemented using AVR and PIC microcontrollers.

This project has two variations, one using an ATTiny25, the other using a PIC12LF1822.

In a series of minimalistic devices, this electronic candle periodically measures ambient light levels. Once it detects nightfall, it self-ignites and burns for three hours, flickering as a candle does. The flicker intensity changes about every minute, adding more variability.

AVR vs PIC: The case of the candle – [Link]

4 Channel RC Servo Controller Board

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This PIC microcontroller based RC driver is able to control 4 RC Servo by on board independent 4 potentiometer , 4X3PIN header for RC servo interface, screw terminal for supply input, on board power LED, optional 4X3PIN header connector for external potentiometer.

Features

  • Microcontroller based design for greater flexibility and ease of control
  • Individual servo controlled via onboard preset or external potentiometer
  • Power supply input 5 VDC
  • Screw terminal connector for easy connection of the input power supply
  • Protection diode for reverse supply
  • Berg connector for connection of Servos
  • Power-On LED indicator
  • Four mounting holes of 3.2 mm each
  • PCB dimensions 56.52mm x 64.14 mm
4 Channel RC Servo Controller Board – [Link]

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Get ready for MPLAB Express

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Chas from iradan.com discuss about MPLAB Express, the new cloud IDE from Microchip for PIC microcontrollers. He writes:

I credit the maker movement with bringing electronics back from the crusty old and lonely electronics hobby back into the main stream. The Arduino is the micro of choice for this army of makers and I conceded it made sense… you install the IDE, plugged in your board into the USB port and a couple clicks later and you have an LED blinking.. the most exciting blinking LED you’d ever seen in most cases. I stuck with the PIC micros because I didn’t see any need to put back on the training wheels.

Get ready for MPLAB Express – [Link]

SolarBoost – Make Your Own USB Solar Mobile Charger

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SolarBoost is an open source smart interface that allows you to build your own powerful and portable solar charger for your phone and other mobile devices. It has two USB ports and can provide 5V @ 2A at each of them and is controlled by a 8-bit 32MHz Microchip PIC microcontroller. It is also equipped with various protection features like soft-start, over-temperature, over-charge, over-discharge, short-circuit and current limiter.

SolarBoost is the first open-hardware and open-source smart interface designed to give you the freedom and flexibility to make your own battery- and solar-powered power bank for charging cellphones, tablets, MP3 players, speakers, GPS navigators, and much more. Use it to also power your DIY electronics projects!

SolarBoost – Make Your Own USB Solar Mobile Charger – [Link]

USBpicprog – a free and open source usb pic programmer

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USBpicprog is an open source Microchip PIC programmer for the USB port based on PIC18F2550. PC Software, Firmware and Hardware are open source and available for free.

The hardware is built around a microchip PIC18F2550, this microcontroller has on board USB capabilities. The schematic and PCB have been designed in Kicad, an open source EDA solution
The PCB files are available in Gerber format and the schematic in pdf in the download section so that you can open them with your favourite tool.

USBpicprog – a free and open source usb pic programmer – [Link]

Microchip cloud-based development platform launches

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Microchip Technology announced MPLAB Xpress, a new cloud based development environment to provide an easy way to get started with PIC microcontrollers.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced its MPLAB® Xpress Cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE). This online development platform is the easiest way to get started with PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), with zero downloads, sign-in or setup needed to start designing. Microchip’s free, cloud-based IDE brings the most popular features of the award-winning MPLAB X IDE to Internet-connected PCs, laptops or tablets.

Microchip cloud-based development platform launches – [Link]