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New and Improved Development Boards!

Monday 14 March, 2016

Now available are two new development boards from CCS, the Rapid-18 and LPC Starter. CCS also has updated the PIC24 development boards to now include the PIC24FJ256GA106 and the PIC24EP256GP206.

The Rapid-18 uses the PIC18F4523 and has a built-in bootloader for loading code and a USB port for text communication to the running program, and provides advanced peripherals including a 12-bit ADC. The prototyping board features a PIC18F4523 attached to a potentiometer, two pushbuttons, three LEDs, and an ICD connector.

LPC Starter is designed to be an easy way to start software testing with the low pin count (8, 14, 18 and 20) parts that are not as easy to find on other development boards. This board provides standard IC sockets for DIP parts, access to all I/O pins, three LEDs, two buttons, one potentiometer, and a USB to RS-232 converter. Dip switches are used to connect or disconnect the USB port and to select internal or external (8Mhz) clock for the 14, 18 and 20 pin sockets.

CCS has also updated the devices to newer PIC24 devices for general development. The PIC24F board has the newer PIC24F256GA106 device that includes access to 53 I/O pins. The PIC24EP board has the PIC24EP256GP206 that includes 53 I/O pins, 16 analog pins and 2 RS-232 ports.

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