Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MICROCHIP PIC18F458 Microcontroller Board

MICROCHIP PIC18F458 Microcontroller Board

Available now our exciting new range of inexpensive controller boards, ideal for standard embedded applications and incorporating into machinery, control systems and robots. Our new PIC18F458 Controller board features the powerful Microchip PIC18F458 Microcontroller, this microcontroller includes the improved PIC18 core, with new commands and optimized for C programs. Combined into a easy to use and ready to run board complete with all the necessary components for plugging directly into your system.
The PIC18F458 Microcontroller includes 32kb of internal flash Program Memory, together with a large RAM area and an internal EEPROM. An 8-channel 10-bit A/D convertor is also included within the microcontroller, making it ideal for real-time systems and monitoring applications. All port connectors are brought out to standard headers for easy connect and disconnect. In-Circuit program download is also provided, enabling the board to be easily updated with new code and modified as required, without the need to remove the microcontroller.
All the necessary support components are included, together with a Power and Programming LED for easy status indication. Plus a reset switch for program execution and a RS232 connection for data transfer to and from a standard RS232 port, available on most computers.
The new PIC18F458 Microcontroller is the ideal solution for use as a standard controller in many applications. The small compact size combined with easy program updates and modifications, make it ideal for use in machinery and control systems, such as alarms, card readers, real-time monitoring applications and much more. This board is ideal as the brains of your robot or at the center of your home-monitoring system. Save time and money, by simply building your ancillary boards and monitoring circuits around this inexpensive and easy to use controller.


• Includes Powerful Microchip PIC18F458 Microcontroller with 32kb Internal Flash Program Memory
• Operating Speed at 10MHz
• Direct In-Circuit Programming for Easy Program Updates
• Up to 32 I/O points with easy to connect standard headers
• RS232 Connection with MAX232
• Internal EEPROM
• 8 Channel 10-bit A/D Convertor
• One 16-bit Timer with Three 8-bit Timers
• Power and Programming LED
• Reset Button
• Ideal as an Interchangeable Controller for Real-Time Systems


Technical Data

Microcontroller: PIC18F458-I/P
Main Crystal: 10.000MHz
Speed: 2.5MHz
Processor Language: PIC

Program Flash Memory (Internal): 32kBytes
RAM Memory (Internal): 1536 Bytes
EEPROM Memory (Internal): 256 Bytes

I/O Points Available: 32
I/O Points Connection: IDCC Connector

A/D Channels: 8
A/D Accuracy: 10-bit

Real Time Clock: No

Timers: Yes - One 16-bit Timer and Three 8-bit Timers
Capture/Compare: Yes - 2 Modules with PWM

Auxiliary Communication
RS232 Communication: Yes
I²C Communication: Yes
SPI Communication: Yes
CAN Module: Yes

Ancillary Features
In-Circuit Programming: Yes
Power-On Led: Yes - Red
Programming Led: Yes - Green
Reset Button: Yes

Power Supply
Power-Supply: 5 Vdc

LxWxH: 82mm x 62mm x 25mm (Including mounting supports)

Parts Supplied
Included Parts: PIC18F458 Controller, Parallel Download Adapter, Download Software, Manual on CD, Examples and Sample Code, Data Sheets on CD.

Technical Support
The following links provide useful background information for this microcontroller and using this controller board.
Data Sheets
PIC18F458 Data Sheet: Microchip - PIC18F458 Data Sheet
PIC18F458 Technical Library (Includes FAQ, Assembly Code Examples and more): Microchip PIC18F458 - Technical Library
MAX232 Data Sheets: Maxim Web Site

Compilers and Programming Tools
Assembly: Microchip MPLAB IDE Assembly Language Programming Tool
C: Hi-Tech PIC C Compiler

Useful Websites
Microchip: To Microchip website
Circuit Cellar Magazine: To Circuit Cellar Website

Microcontroller Board on Ebay Store 

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