Friday, July 1, 2011

PIC18F4550 USB Microcontroller kit Development Board

PIC18F4550 USB Microcontroller kit Development Board

Just arrived, our new USB PIC Development Board. Experience the power of the Microchip® PIC18 Range of microcontrollers with this new easy to use and program PIC18F4550 Development Board. Programs can be directly downloaded via a standard USB Connection together with the Microchip ICD2 In-Circuit Debugging tool or our PIC Programmer. Quickly develop and test programs with a wide range of accessories already installed on the board, combined with the versatility of a USB connection for easy data transfer and control.

The Microchip® PIC18F4550 microcontroller is loaded with features, including a large 32kbytes of program memory, optimized for C programs and including a hardware multipy. This microcontroller also features a total of 13 input A/D channels, making the system ideal for use in real-world monitoring applications. The PIC18F4550 Development Board comes complete with the Microchip PIC18F4550 microcontroller pre-installed, together with the necessary crystal and power supply components, for a ready-to-run solution. Simply connect the power and download your program, using the easy to use programming interface and software, and your ready to start exploring the new PIC18 USB Microcontroller.

Programs can be downloaded or updated directly to the microcontroller using the USB in-circuit programming interface together with a suitable programmer. The standard 6-pin Microchip IDC2 in-circuit-debugger connections are provided on the board, together with an additional RS232 connection for computer interfacing. Pushbuttons and LED's are also included on our development board for testing and developing your code. Together with a number of trimpots for analog input and a speaker for sound output. A large breadboard area is provided for easy addition of test circuits and further program development.

This board is the ideal for applications requiring a USB Connection together with a large number of A/D inputs for monitoring and control. Our new PIC18F4550 Development Board, will get you started with an inexpensive, ready-to-run solution, which is ideal for the student or hobbyist.
  • Includes Microchip® PIC18F4550 Microcontroller
  • All necessary power supply components are pre-installed and board is ready-to-run
  • Direct In-Circuit Program Download with the PIC Programmer or Microchip ICD2
  • 4 Pushbuttons with Speaker On-Board
  • 4 Variable Trimpots for Adjustable Analogue Inputs
  • 4 Red Test LED's
  • Large Breadboard
  • USB and RS232 Connection
  • Selectable PROG-RUN Switch
  • Power and Programming LED
  • In-Circuit Debugging with Microchip® ICD2 Unit
  • Ideal Training and Development Board for the PIC18F4550 Microcontroller
PIC18F4550 USB Development Board - Technical Data

  • Microcontroller: PIC18F4550-I/P
  • Main Crystal: 20MHz
  • Speed: up to 5MHz
  • Processor Language: PIC
  • Program Flash Memory (Internal): 32kBytes
  • RAM Memory (Internal): 2048 Bytes
  • EEPROM Memory (Internal): 256 Bytes
  • I/O Points Available: 35
  • I/O Points Connection: Standard IDCC Connections
  • A/D Inputs: Yes - 13 Channels
  • A/D Accuracy: 10-bit
  • A/D Speed: 500Ksps
  • PWM Output Channels: Yes - 2 Channels
  • Timers: Yes - One 8-bit Timer and Three 16-bit Timers
  • RS232 Communication: Yes - 1 Channel
  • USB Communication: Yes - 1 Channel
  • SPI: Yes - 3-wire SPI Module
  • I²C: Yes - with Master/Slave Mode
Auxiliary Features
  • Pushbuttons: Yes - 4 Tactile Inputs
  • LCD Connection: Yes - with Contrast Adjustment
  • Indication Leds: Yes - 4 Red LED's
  • A/D Inputs: Yes - 4 Adjustable Trimpots
  • Speaker: Yes
Ancillary Features
  • In-Circuit Programming: Yes
  • Power-On Led: Yes - Red
  • USB Power-Supply Led: Yes - Yellow
  • Regulator Power-Supply Led: Yes - Green
  • Program-Run Switch: Yes
  • Reset Button: Yes
Power Supply
  • Power-Supply: 7 - 12 Vdc
  • LxWxH: 155mm x 90mm x 30mm

Parts Supplied
  • Included Parts: PIC18F4550 Development Board, USB Download Cable, Download Software, Manual on CD, Examples and Sample Code, Data Sheets on CD.