PIC programmer/development

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Jassper, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Jassper

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Sep 24, 2008
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    I'm looking for a good PIC programmer/development board.

    One I have located is very cheap, but requires assembly (no problem there) the other is very expensive.

    Cheap http://www.apogeekits.com/pic_lab.htm
    Expensive http://www.ccsinfo.com/product_info.php?products_id=16F887kit

    Is the cheap one too cheap and is the expensive one worth the money? I know the higher cost one comes with a bit more stuff.

    This is what I am working on, I need to read voltage levels between 0.4 volts and 5.0 volts, and communicate this info via RS-232 I need at least 4 Analog ports.

    Are these kits any benefit, or can you recommend a different approach?
     
  2. Jassper

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    Sep 24, 2008
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    Let me ask this a different way,

    What "Getting Started Kit" for Micro controller do any of you recommend that will cover analog ports and RS-232, and what Micros have at least 4 analog inputs?
     
  3. FastEddie

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    Jul 14, 2007
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    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but I got one of these about 3 or 4 months ago. http://www.mikroe.com/en/offer/I got the Basic version but you can also get it in C and Pascal. It's easy enough to use. I haven't tried the rs-232 yet. The only downside I had was that since it ships from overseas it took a long time to receive it.
     
  4. Jassper

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    Sep 24, 2008
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    Hay thanks for the link, those look like some very nice boards and they come with with everything needed. I'll check them out further.
     
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