Microchip PIC Resources
This is where
you can find information that I think you will be helpful when first
learning how to work with Microchip PIC microcontrollers.
Take a look in the links section to visit some of my favorite
PIC related sites.
This is where you can find information that I think you will be helpful when first learning how to work with Microchip PIC microcontrollers. Take a look in the links section to visit some of my favorite PIC related sites.
PIC Midrange Basic Training Modules
Here are some training modules for
the x14 family of parts.
They don't cover all of the latest PIC microcontroller
still offer a lot of great information.
PICmicro x14 Architecture
PICmicro x14 Instruction Set
Development Tools Overview
PICmicro x14 Device Configuration
PICmicro x14 Resets
PICmicro x14 Oscillator
Connecting a PICkit 2 to a Breadboard
The PICkit 2 is capable of programming and performing ICD (in circuit debug) on a number of PIC devices. To find a list of supported devices open the "Readme for PICkit 2.htm" which is located in your MPLAB installation path (C:\Program Files\Microchip\MPLAB IDE\Readmes\Readme for PICkit 2.htm). Microchip is continuously adding support for new parts, so it is a good idea to recheck the readme file when you update MPLAB. Here is a list of the parts that were supported as of MPLAB v7.62: Link
Upgrading a "Black Button" PICkit 2
An updated version of the PICkit 2 Microcontroller Programmer is now shipping; unfortunately most of us have the older model. The new PICkit 2 offers improved connection reliability when performing in circuit debug. The new PICkit 2 modules are easy to identify since the button color has been changed to red. The upgrade involves adding several surface mount resistors to the modules pcb. Here is a basic description of the process: Link