The mikroExpert 3 Kit for PIC is a ready-to-use hardware & software bundle to get you started in developing a PIC-based device while programming in C.
The bundle consists of the following items at a discount: Please see those individual product pages for full details, downloadable documentation, etc.
EasyPIC PRO v7 Board Overview
EasyPIC PRO v7 contains many on-board modules for all kinds of development. These include an Ethernet connector, USB device connector, RS232, USB-UART, piezo buzzer, and I2C EEPROM. There also are sockets for adding a GLCD with Touch Panel, 2×16-character LCD, DS1820 digital temperature sensor, and LM35 analog temperature sensor. (All but the LM35 are included in this kit. You can add an LM35 as an option at the bottom of this page.)
Note: Use of the Ethernet port requires a microcontroller with Ethernet capability, such as the PIC18F87J60. Use of the USB Device connector requires a microcontroller with USB capability, such as the PIC18F87J50. At the bottom of this page, you can purchase CPU modules with those microcontrollers.
The board has three mikroBUS expansion sockets and features nine Input/Output PORT groups with IDC10 headers, buttons and LEDs.
No external programming hardware is required, for the board contains a built-in mikroProg fast USB 2.0 programmer and hardware debugger. The board also has an RJ12 ICD connector if you want to use your own PIC programmer instead.
|What's on board |
|CPU Module|| PIC18F87K22 microcontroller has 128KB program memory, 3862 bytes RAM and operates up to 16 MIPS. Module can be replaced with one containing a different CPU. |
|Dual power supply|| Board supports both 3.3V and 5V microcontrollers. It can be powered over USB cable or via an external power supply (barrel connector or screw terminals). |
|mikroProg|| The on-board mikroProg in-circuit debugger/programmer supports over 250 Microchip PIC microcontrollers. It allows you to program the microcontroller on the board via USB cable. |
|ICD2/ICD3 connector|| You can use your own external PIC programmer/debugger via this RJ12 jack. |
|USB device connector|| When using a microcontroller that supports USB, you can connect the board to a PC via USB 2.0. |
|mikroBUS sockets|| Three mikroBUS sockets allow you to use plug-and-play Click Boards to add peripheral functions. |
|Reset button|| High-quality reset button and circuit ensures stable reset operation. |
|RS232 connector|| You can implement UART communication through the DB9 RS232 connector. |
|USB-UART connector|| The on-board FTDI USB-UART chip allows you to connect the board to a PC or other device via a virtual serial port. |
|Ethernet connector|| When using a microcontroller that supports Ethernet, you can connect the board to a network via the RJ45 jack. |
|Piezo buzzer|| The piezo buzzer can be connected to two digital output pins, one of which is the PWM output. |
|I2C EEPROM|| You can store up to 8x256 bytes of configuration or other data into the on-board 24AA01 Serial EEPROM. |
|GLCD support|| You can place the Graphical 128×64 display (included in this kit) on the board and hold it in place with the spacers provided. The board has touch panel and backlight controllers as well. A potentiometer allows you to adjust contrast. |
|Alphanumeric LCD support|| You can connect the 2-line by 16-character LCD (included in this kit) on the board and secure it with the provided spacers. A potentiometer allows you to adjust contrast. |
|ADC potentiometers|| You can simulate analog inputs using two on-board potentiometers. Jumpers allow you to set which input pins they are connected to. |
|Temperature sensor support|| The board has sockets for installing a DS1820 digital temperature sensor and an LM35 analog temperature sensor. A DS1820 is included in this kit. An LM35 can be added as an option at the bottom of this page. |
|Tri-state DIP switches|| Three-position DIP switches allow you to enable a 4K7 pull-up or pull-down resistor on any desired port pin. |
|Push buttons & LEDs|| Up to eight buttons and LEDs on each input/output group enable you to have digital inputs on each port pin. There are 69 buttons & LEDs in total. |
|Button press level|| Three-position DIP switches allow you to pull up or pull down the buttons in each input/output group. |
|Port headers|| Two male IDC10 port headers are available for each input/output group — one row of headers on the bottom edge, one row on the right edge of the board. |
|Oscilloscope GND pins|| Three GND pins are available on the board for easy connection to GND reference when using oscilloscope probes. |
There are more than 160 accessory boards you can find among the mikroElektronika Accessory Boards category and its subcategories that contain add-ons that plug into the IDC10 and mikroBUS interface on the EasyPIC PRO board.
The included DVD-ROM contains example software both as ready-to-load compiled code and as source code. The source codes provide detailed explanatory comments. Note that some demos require optional hardware.
mikroC for PIC Overview mikroC PRO for PIC is a full-featured C compiler for Microchip PIC 12/16/18 devices. It features an intuitive IDE, a powerful compiler with advanced SSA optimizations, lots of hardware and software libraries, and additional tools that will help you in your work. The compiler comes with a comprehensive Help file (700 pages) and lots of ready-to-use examples designed to get you started in no time.
Each compiler license includes free upgrades and tech support for the lifetime of the product. The software features a Live Update service so you can get new features and improvements instantly.
The compiler is designed to be smart and efficient, so you can rely on it to do the hard work. It features four levels of optimizations that can reduce your code size up to 20 percent. Standard header files are included that make it easy to port your code from other C compilers.
Please review the mikroC Order Page for a detailed list of features, documentation, and a downloadable demo version.
Optional Recommended Products for this Item
|Plastic Pen Stylus for Touch Screens||+|| US$2.00|
|Temperature Sensor, Analog, °C Calibrated, LM35DZ, TO-92 Package||+|| US$1.87|
|Power Supply 3-12V DC, U.S. plug, 6 connection tips||+|| US$11.00|
|Power Supply 3-12V DC, US/UK/Euro/AU Plugs, 100-240VAC||+|| US$13.00|
|CPU Module with PIC18F8520, EasyPIC PRO v7 MCUcard||+|| US$19.00|
|CPU Module with PIC18F8722, EasyPIC PRO v7 MCUcard||+|| US$21.00|
|CPU Module with PIC18F87K22, EasyPIC PRO v7 MCUcard||+|| US$21.00|
|CPU Module with PIC18F87J50, EasyPIC PRO v7 MCUcard||+|| US$21.00|
|CPU Module with PIC18F87J60, EasyPIC PRO v7 MCUcard||+|| US$19.00|
|Ethernet Cable, CAT5E 350MHz Unshielded, 7ft.||+|| US$3.60|
|Ethernet Crossover Cable, CAT5E 350MHz Unshielded, 5ft.||+|| US$7.00|
|USB 2.0 Cable, 6ft., A-Male / B-Male||+|| US$6.00|
|USB 2.0 Cable, 6ft. A-Male / Mini-USB (5-pin) B-Male||+|| US$6.00|
|USB 2.0 Cable, 6ft. A-Male / Micro-USB (5-pin) B-Male||+|| US$6.00|