The PICAXE-18X is a chip where you start to really see the advantages of playing with the "X" series of PICAXEs. Most notably, you get I2C, which is a really easy-to-use protocol to talk to other I2C-talking devices or microcontrollers. Did we mention the ton of extra memory too? That can be kinda handy. It's the start of the really "deluxe" grade of PICAXE.
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The PICAXE-18X offers:
- 600 lines memory
- 5 inputs
- 8 outputs
- I2C Interfacing for easy peripheral connecting
- 8/10-bit Analog-to-Digital converters (ADC)
- 8MHz maximum operation speed (4MHz normally)
- 12-Bit Digital temperature sensors
- Servo control
- Keyboard input
- IR transmit/receive
- Plays user-defined musical tones
- PWM Motor control
- Input Pulse counting
- Serial output & debugging via programming cable
- Higher baud rate for serial work
- Based on the PIC 16F88 IC
The ‘PICAXE’ system is a powerful, low cost microcontroller programming system designed to simplify educational and hobbyist use of microcontrollers. PICAXE chips can be programmed in a graphical 'flow-chart' environment or in easy to understand BASIC.
Memory (lines) = Approximate number of lines of program code the chip can hold.
Data Memory = Bytes of EEPROM memory on board. "128 (-Prog)" means 128 Bytes less the space needed for your program. 256+I2C means 256 Bytes + any external EEPROM space you add via the I2C interface).
Polled Interrupt = A process that automatically checks a pin in between each command to see if something has happened (very useful!)
PICAXE Manual Part 1 - Getting Started (.pdf)
PICAXE Manual Part 2 - BASIC Commands (.pdf)
PICAXE Manual Part 3 - Interfacing Circuits (.pdf)
Programming Editor (.exe)