This is a PCB designed to facilitate the rapid prototyping of a device based on a 28 pin Microchip PIC microcontroller. To allow users to focus on their application, we take care of key housekeeping tasks associated with a microcontroller-based device. To this end, our PCB features several power supply options, an 28 pin footprint for the microcontroller, and several oscillator options. This board also supports in-circuit programming with a dedicated ICSP header. Users can construct their application circuit in our generous a generous prototyping area with space available for several IC’s and/or numerous discrete components.
Like our Rapid28i prototyping board, the Rapid28iXL board has common I/O components; it has the same 3 push buttons, 3 LEDs, and a buzzer. It also has a RS232 interface that can be jumper configured for DCE configuration for attachment to a PC, or as DTE for attachment to another prototyping board (no null modem cables required). See last page of this document for detailed serial interface information.
This board is constructed as a 2-layer through-hole board with clearly marked components on its silkscreen layer, and ample space between components so population of the board can be done by anyone with basic soldering skills.
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