Looking for the LAB-X2 Experimenter Board ? The LAB-X2 Experimenter Board s a budget minded board for 28 & 40-pin PICmicro development. Order your LAB-X2 Experimenter Board online now !
The LAB-X2 is handy development board for smaller projects and/or the budget-minded developer. It combines the convenience of the LAB-X1 with the simplicity and flexibility of the PICProto boards. Like the Lab-X1 it contains the circuitry required by the PICmicro MCU to operate including a 5-volt power supply, oscillator, reset circuit, as well as an RS-232 serial port and basic analog and digital I/O. Both 40 and 28-pin DIP microcontrollers are accommodated. All of the pins on the MCU are wired to a 40 pin connector which can be used to connect your prototype circuitry.
The LAB-X2 can run programs written in assembler, C and PicBasic or PicBasic Pro. The in-circuit programming connector allows the resident PICmicro MCU to be reprogrammed on the fly (requires flash device) using programmers that support this feature like the EPIC Plus PICmicro Programmer. It is recommended that the LAB-X2 be used with the 40-pin PIC16F877 or the 28-pin PIC16F876 as these FLASH devices may be reprogrammed again and again.> br>
The LAB-X2 can also be used in conjunction with the PIC Bootloader software that allows you to download your code directly to the X2 via the serial port on your computer without a programmer. NOTE: To do this, you must be using the pre-programmed PIC 16F876 or 16F877 that comes with the Bootloader.
Since you build your project on a separate protoboard, you can use the LAB-X2 for concurrent development of several projects without the hassle of disassembly or the expense of multiple development boards. Just reprogram the X2 and move it to the next project. The interface connector on the X2 will accept individual wires, allowing you to use solderless circuit strips for quick, easy prototyping. A parts list and schematic are included. Fully assembled and ready to use -just add your PIC.
The Lab-X2 is know to be compatible with the following PICs :