This powerful (200 nanosecond instruction execution) yet easy-to-program (only 35 single word instructions) CMOS OTP-based 8-bit microcontroller packs Microchip's powerful PIC® architecture into an 28-pin package and is upwards compatible with the PIC16C5X and PIC12CXXX devices. The PIC16C773 features 6 channels of 12-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converter giving designers the ability to discriminate smaller signal changes and eliminate the need for external circuitry for high precision measurement of analog signals. With 2 additional timers, 2 enhanced capture/compare/PWM function, the synchronous serial port can be configured as either 3-wire Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI™) or the 2-wire Inter-Integrated Circuit (I²C™) bus and a Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (USART). All of these features make it ideal for the most sophisticated applications requiring higher levels of A/D in automotive, industrial, appliances and consumer applications.
The PICDEM 2 Plus board demonstrates the capabilities of Microchip’s 8-bit microcontrollers, specifically, 18-, 28- and 40-pin PIC16FXXX, PIC16F1XXX, and PIC18 devices.
It can be used as a standalone demonstration board with a programmed part. Alternatively, it can be used with an in-circuit emulator (for example, MPLAB® Real ICETM) or with an in-circuit...
The MPLAB® PM3 Universal Device Programmer is easy to use and operates with a PC or as a stand-alone unit, and programs Microchip's entire line of PIC® devices as well as the latest dsPIC® DSC devices. When used standalone, data can be loaded and saved with the SD/MMC card (not included).