EasyPIC v7 for dsPIC30 is all about connectivity. It has three different connectors for each port, so you have three different ways to add accessory boards, sensors and your custom electronics. The board supports both 3.3V and 5V microcontrollers, and has an on-board dsPIC In-Circuit Debugger as well as an ICD socket in case you want to use an external debugger.
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.
This board includes a dsPIC30F4013 microcontroller in a 40-pin socket, but it features sockets for other DIL-packaged dsPIC MCUs. There is an 18-pin socket, three 28-pin socket, and two 40-pin sockets. Never plug in more than one chip at a time! The three 28-, and two 40-pin sockets are there to support the different pinouts Microchip uses in those packages. Be sure to plug your chip into the correct socket! Check the user manual. Sockets for quartz crystals are provided which can provide external clock frequency by setting jumpers. (One 10MHz crystal is included.)