Tag Archives: PIC16

Pinout Tables for Curiosity

When writing/porting applications to the Curiosity demo board I found myself  looking over and over at the schematic (contained in the User Guide) for the connections between the 20-pin socket and the click board (mikroBUS) connector.  Crossing this information with the … Continue reading

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Curiosity is Here

Finally the new PICDEM-Curiosity (DM164137) board is here! It’s available on MicrochipDIRECT, at most distributors and online catalogs in stock. There have been a few changes since the first prototype was shown to me during the final edits of the Rocket … Continue reading

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Experimenting with the OLED Click

One thing many of my experiments can often use is an alphanumeric display, even better a graphic one. OLED displays have become really cheap nowadays and their low current consumption (when compared to a TFT display or an LCD with … Continue reading

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First look at the PIC16F157x family

With a thick press release on July 20th, Microchip announced the arrival of two new  microcontroller families the PIC16F157x and the PIC16F188xx each sporting numerous (up to a dozen) part numbers. This would be an exceptional announcement from any other company, but it represent … Continue reading

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Blueboot – A Bluetooth Bootloader

While I was waiting for the Curiosity board to arrive, I started experimenting with my home made Simplicity board (really a PICKit3 Low Pin Count demo board with a microBUS connector soldered in the prototyping area), and  I decided to take  … Continue reading

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Ten Projects for Simplicity

While waiting for the PICDEM Curiosity board  (DM164137) to become more “available”, I kept at testing various new click boards with the “Simplicity board” aka PICKIT3 Low Pin Count demo board (DM164130-9).   Note the two SIL connectors added to the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two (USB) Bootloaders

I have been looking with great interest at boot loaders design in recent months. It all started with the “Graphics, Touch, Sound and USB”  book I published last year, where I used  Mikromedia boards as my primary hardware platform to … Continue reading

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eXtreme USB with PIC16F145x

Believe it or not, this is the USB temperature data-logger project recently (June 15, 2015) posted on Hackaday.io by Michael Mogenson.  Now the temperature sensing aspect of the project is relatively interesting to me, what is absolutely unique is the ingenuity applied to … Continue reading

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Microcontroller Core Simulation Strategies

There are several reasons why you might want to write a simulator for a micro controller: education, debugging, legacy/preservation, or just fun. Over the years I have felt the need for a bit of all of the above and I have … Continue reading

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Waiting for Curiosity -> Simplicity

While preparing the code examples for the “Rocket Science” book, I had an opportunity to play with a prototype of a soon to be released new 8-bit board called “Curiosity” featuring a built in PICkit3 programmer/debugger (a la PIC24/PIC32 Starter Kit) and, … Continue reading

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