With a 40-way IDC cable, additional E-blocks modules can be connected to the old HP488 PICmicro Training & Development Board using this adapter. This adapter also can provide E-blocks ports to the even older Version 2 (parallel port) Training and Development Board.
The header pinout is the same as expansion header J5 on the current EB006 V9 PIC Multiprogrammer Board, so this adapter may work with it as well. This adapter stopped being manufactured when the HP488 went out of production, so compatibility with the newer EB006 boards has not been documented.
Four ports are made available on 9-way D-type sockets into which you can connect infra-red, RS232, keypad or other E-blocks subsystems to the development board.
The three lines on port E are available on a 4-way header.
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.
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