The EasyLV-18F v6 development system a offers an environment for programming and experimenting with PIC microcontrollers from Microchip. As well as several on-board peripherals, it provides access to the port pins for you to add external circuits and peripherals. It features an on-board programmer with ICD support, so no external programmer is needed.
Every component of the board is identified with a silkscreen on both the top and bottom of the board. These marks describe connections to the microcontroller, operation modes, and additional information.
Note: The 16×2 alphanumeric LCD and the graphical LCD displayed in the pictures are not included. The COG Display is included.
This board includes an PIC18F45K20 microcontroller in a 40-pin socket, but it features sockets for most other DIL-packaged PIC18FJ and PIC18FK MCUs. This includes a 20-pin socket, a 28-pin socket, and the 40-pin socket. Never plug in more than one chip at a time!
|What's On Board |
| RS232 communication with a PC or an MCU is performed via DB9 connector and MAX232 level converter. || System can be configured by means of DIP switches. Each DIP switch configures one part of the system. || On-board voltage regulator is used to reduce power supply voltage from 5V to 3.3V. |
| The system supports MCUs in DIP40, DIP28 and DIP20 packages. It comes with a PIC18F45K20. || Potentiometer is used for testing multiple A/D conversions. Inputs can be configured via the on-board jumper. || USB or External power supply source is selected by moving a jumper. Power supply switch turns the system on/off. |
| External ICD Connector is used for connecting an external programmer or debugger. Jumpers are used for pin selection. || All MCU pins are connected to IDC10 connectors for further expansion. || 35 LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are used to indicate the logic state of all microcontroller pins. |
| On-board jumpers are used for pull-up/pull-down port configuration. These jumpers are available for all pins. || 35 push buttons are used to excite microcontroller's digital inputs. || DIP switch is used to separate port pins from pull-up/pull-down resistors. |
| Very fast, on-board USB 2.0 programmer with mikroICD. There is no need to connect an external programmer. || An LCD can be connected to the board via the on-board connector that is routed to MCU pins. LCD not included. || GLCD Contrast Potentiometer is used for adjusting display contrast. |
| Touch Screen can be connected to the board via the Touch screen connector. There is also a Touch Screen controller. Touch Screen not included. || USB UART module features the FT232RL interface between a USB device and the microcontroller. || Quartz Crystal is replaceable. The MCU pins can also be configured via jumpers as I/O or OSC pins. |
| 4×4 and Menu keypads allow efficient entry of numeric data and other characters as well. || MCU pins are marked on the back and front of the board. These marks give basic information on the pins. || Voltage level to be applied when a button is pressed (GND or +3.3V) is selected via the on-board jumper. |
| USB communication connectors are available for microcontrollers with USB facilities. || Reset circuit is used to reset the microcontroller. It is connected to the MCLR pin of the microcontroller. || A Graphic LCD can be connected directly to microcontroller pins. GLCD not included. |
| 2×16-character COG Display is used for displaying text messages. It is connected via SPI. || 16-bit I/O port expander MCP23S17 enables you to add more inputs or outputs. || Piezo Buzzer is capable of emitting audio signals with frequency range between 20Hz and 20kHz. |
| Serial EEPROM Module 24AA01 uses I2C communication and can store up to 1Kbit of data. || 64 Kbit SRAM module 23K640 with SPI interface enables you to add more external RAM to your application device. || A DS1820 temperature sensor can measure temperature from -55°C to 125°C. DS1820 not included. |
Supported Microcontrollers The EasyLV-18F v6 development system supports a wide range of PIC18FxxJxx and PIC18FxxKxx microcontrollers. Newly released microcontrollers will be supported by updates to the PICFlash software. Here is a list of microcontrollers supported by the EasyLV-18F v6 development system:
|PIC18J Family |
|PIC18F44J10 ||PIC18F24J10 ||PIC18F45J10 ||PIC18F25J10 |
|PIC18F2XJ50 ||PIC18F2XJ11 || || |
|PIC18K Family |
|PIC18F14K22 ||PIC18F45K20 ||PIC18F23K20 ||PIC18F46K20 |
|PIC18F24K20 ||PIC18(L)F4XK22 ||PIC18F25K20 ||PIC18F26K20 |
|PIC18(L)F2XK22 ||PIC18F13K50 ||PIC18F14K50 ||PIC18F43K20 |
|PIC18F13K22 ||PIC18F44K20 || || |
On-board programmer and in-circuit debugger There is no need to use external equipment other than your PC. The EasyLV-18F v6 has its own on-board USB 2.0 programmer. All you need to do is connect the system to your PC via the supplied USB cable, enable the programmer with jumper settings, then load your hex file using the PICFlash programming software supplied on the CD-ROM.
In-circuit debugging also is supported when used with a MikroElektronika compiler (mikroC, mikroBASIC, mikroPascal). Working size-limited demo versions of these compilers are included on the CD-ROM.
Software Examples Examples provided with this development system will show you how to connect PIC18FxxJxx and PIC18FxxKxx microcontrollers to external peripheral components or devices and how to develop your prototype devices easily. They are provided both pre-compiled and in source code for C, BASIC and Pascal. Each source code example contains a detailed description of the relevant program including comments. All these examples can be downloaded from this page as well. Note that some of these examples require you to provide your own hardware, such as 7-segment displays, LCDs, etc.
- 7-segment displays in multiplex mode.
- A/D conversion and displaying conversion results on LCD.
- A/D conversion and displaying conversion results on LEDs in binary format.
- A/D conversion and sending conversion results via USART.
- Timer 0 and time measuring.
- Measuring temperature with DS1820 and displaying results on LCD.
- Examples of SPI communication.
- Examples of CAN communication.
- Examples of Sound generation.
- Sending and receiving data over Ethernet.
- Sending and receiving data over SPI Ethernet.
- Interrupt on port B state change.
- Detection of button pressed on 4x4 and Menu keypads.
- Displaying text on LCD.
- LED blinking on port B.
- Displaying text and images on Graphic LCD.
- Examples of I2C communication.
- Examples of RS485 communication.
- Examples of sending and receiving data using Manchester Code.
- Examples of Sinusoid generation.
- Examples for SPI Graphic LCD.
- Examples for SPI Port Expander.
- Touch Screen demonstration example.
- Measuring temperature with DS1820 and sending data to a PC via serial communication.
- Sending data to a PC via serial communication.
- Creating delay with timer 0.
- Creating delay with timer 1.
- Creating delay with timer 2.
- Sending data from PS/2 keyboard.
- One-wire communication with temperature sensor.
- Reading date and time from PCF8583 Real-Time Clock.
- Examples of reading and writing data to MMC and CF cards.
- Examples for Toshiba T6963 Graphic LCD.
Note: Stylus, GLCD with Touch Screen, LCD, Serial Cable, and DS1820 are not included. The COG Display is included. The package contains:
This product is shipped with fully functional demo versions of mikroC PRO for PIC, mikroBasic PRO for PIC and mikroPascal PRO for PIC compilers. All demo versions include a hex output limited to 2k of program words. These compilers come with examples for easy prototype development.
- EasyLV-18F v6 development system with PIC18F45K20
- USB cable
- CD with software, drivers and examples in C, BASIC and Pascal
- Printed documentation
EasyLV-18F v6 User Manual EasyLV-18F v6 Electrical Schematic mikroProg Suite for PIC mikroProg Suite for PIC User Manual Drivers for mikroProg Suite Installing USB drivers mikroICD User Manual EasyLV-18F v6 Software Examples
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