Chipstomp assembly – Analogue side

We previously covered Catmacey’s Chipstomp digital side. Now he built the Chipstomp’s analogue side: It’s done.  I’ve assembled the analogue side of the Chipstomp and finally have a fully working device.  There were no errors to fix this time which was a nice surprise.  Just lots of fiddly 0805 surface mount components to place. Check out the video after […]

Execute Arduino code in a PIC MCU using MPLAB IDE

Want to run Arduino code in a PIC MCU? “Here’s an approach that enables Arduino code to be configured for execution with the Microchip Technology PIC32MX250F128B small-outline 32-bit microcontroller. It uses the Microchip Technology MPLAB X IDE and MPLAB XC32 C Compiler and the Microchip Technology Microstick II programmer/debugger.” Via Circuit Cellar.

16F1509 ramp generator using the internal 5-bit DAC

Charles Douvier of PNW/Electronics writes: Turns out the DAC is probably the easiest peripheral I’ve used on the PIC. It took me longer to wait for the PICKit to update from 18F configuration to 16F. BUT.. if you’re having issues.. here you go: A simple voltage follower (or however you want to buffer the output) […]

EasyPIC v7 development board review

Raj of Embedded Lab has posted a detail review of mikroElektronika’s popular EasyPIC v7 development board: MikroElektronika, a Belgrade, Serbia-based company is well-known for producing quality software and hardware development tools for a wide range of microcontroller families, including PIC, AVR, and ARM processors. Their mikroC Pro for PIC has always been my favorite PIC compiler, […]

PIC32MZ / MEB2 (LCC solution, custom software)

herpderp writes: Just few words for those who are interested by the new PIC32MZ (200MHz, 2MB flash, 512KB RAM) and the LCC solution (Low Cost Controllerless): a FEA from Microchip provided me a development board based on this new microcontroller. After some adaptations, software of the smart TFT module partially works on this board (by […]

MPLAB X IDE v2.05 released

Microchip has announced the release of MPLAB IDE v2.05. This release provides:Major performance improvements in opening and closing projects. Added Emulation Header Data Breakpoint comparisons on , !=. Avoid building projects when tool options are changed that do not require a rebuild. ASM hyperlinks to labels and Include files. Jump Trace added for 33/24EP devices. […]

Inductive loop vehicle detector v2.1

Trax of has written an article detailing his inductive loop detector that uses PIC microcontroller and Colpitts oscillator with a large coil buried in pavement to detect vehicles: Inductive Loop Detector works by detecting an inductance change in wire loop (coil) that is buried in road. It does that by measuring the frequency of the internal […]

Picberry: R-Pi / Allwinner A10 PIC programmer using GPIO connector

WallaceIT has developed a Raspberry Pi / Allwinner A10 PIC Programmer using GPIO connector. “It currently supports dsPIC33F and PIC18FxxJ families, though other “code-programmed” families can easily be added. Feel free to use and comment it! Any feedback will be appreciated!” Via the contact form.

Pratham: Breadboardable PIC32 board

Gaurav Chaudhary  has written an article detailing his Pratham – breadboardable PIC32 breakout with USB OTG , USB/SDCard/UART bootloader: doing random projects with Microcontroller i always come into position when i need to have a bit more power and Peripherals then regular 8-bit micro or Arduino has to offer, but most of the powerful micro usually come in […]

PIC16F1454 used as inexpensive ARM debugger

Peter Lawrence has been working on using a PIC as a CMSIS-DAP ARM debugger. I wanted to see what was feasible in the way of a very-low-cost ARM board. OK, that doesn’t sound original, but stick with me. The solutions that I’ve seen (Tweeny, McHck, mbed, etc.) are limited to wholesale firmware updates. Press a […]

Oscillator controller for 8bit PIC microcontrollers

Dilshan Jayakody writes: This is oscillator controller for 8bit PIC microcontrollers which is specifically design to debug MCUs and related circuits by without using ICD unit. This unit consists with low speed oscillator and cycle counter with automatic hold. In current version, oscillator is capable to run in 2 frequency modes and it can count […]

Microchip’s Harmony supplements MPLAB

Users of Microchip’s MPLAB will be interested to know about their latest addition to the IDE known as Harmony. MPLAB Harmony is a new process for software design, development, testing and documentation. It consists of a set of peripheral libraries, drivers, system services, middleware, and third-party code that will make it easier to create all […]

SLENDUINO development board based on PIC12F683

Here’s a SLENDUINO development board based on PIC12F683 by C/D: The idea of this project was born from the necessity of create projects focused to mobile; therefore PIC12F683-I/SN was almost immediately our first choice for the features of this microcontroller. Files available on Github.