5.2.1. Development Boards

Development boards are invaluable microcontroller development tools. Simple development boards contain just a microcontroller and the necessary clock circuitry. Some sophisticated development boards contain LEDs, LCD, push buttons, serial ports, USB port, power supply circuit, device programming hardware, and so on.

This section is a survey of various commercially available PIC18 microcontroller development boards and their specifications.

LAB-XUSB Experimenter Board

The LAB-XUSB Experimenter board (see Figure 5.1) is manufactured by microEngineering Labs Inc. and can be used in 40-pin PIC18-based project development. The board is available either as an assembled or as a bare board.

Figure 5.1. LAB-XUSB Experimenter ...

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