The dsPIC-Ready3 is a prototype board for some 28-pin dsPIC microcontrollers from Microchip. The board features a USB port with an on-board FT232RL USB-to-serial-UART interface device.
Two 28-pin DIP sockets are provided on the board for installing a dsPIC microcontroller. Note: There are three 28-pin DIP pinouts used for dsPICs. This board supports two of them: One socket is for the pinout used by dsPIC30F2010, dsPIC30F3010, dsPIC30F4012 etc.; the other socket is for the pinout used by dsPIC30F2012, dsPIC30F3013 etc. The third 28-pin DIP pinout is supported by the dsPIC-Ready4 board. Check the downloadable user manuals of these boards against the datasheet of your dsPIC to ensure you get the correct board and use the correct socket.
All MCU pins are brought out to a series of 2×5 headers, so you can connect your peripherals. A large prototyping area allows you to solder your own circuit right on the board and create a self-contained product.
A 2×5 programming header is available for programming/debugging your dsPIC microcontroller. The header is compatible with the dsPICprog and mikroProg for PIC programmers, or any in-circuit dsPIC programmer with flying leads that you can place on the correct pins.
A DIP switch lets you determine which microcontroller pins are to be used for UART communication.
The board can be powered with 8-16V AC or DC power supply via a two-pole screw terminal.
Note: Never install more than one dsPIC chip at a time! One of the 28-pin sockets must be vacant.
dsPIC-Ready3 User Manual and Schematics