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The LAB-X3 provides a full complement of hardware peripherals for an 18-pin
microcontroller such as the PIC16F84A or PIC16F648A.
The LAB-X3 contains the circuitry required by the PICmicro MCU to operate: 5-volt
power supply, oscillator, reset circuit, as well as an RS-232 serial port,
2-line x 20-character LCD module, and basic analog and digital I/O. The board is
designed to accommodate 18-pin MCUs, including the popular PIC16F84A.
Many different projects may be created using the LAB-X3. Some examples include
LCD clock, servo controller, LCD backpack, and many more. The LAB-X3 can run programs written in assembler, C and PicBasic or PicBasic
Pro. The in-circuit programming connector allows the resident PICmicro MCU to be
reprogrammed on the fly (requires flash device) using programmers that support
this feature like our melabs USB Programmer.
It is recommended the LAB-X3 be used with the 18-pin PIC16F648A or PIC16F84A (available separately). These flash devices may be reprogrammed again
and again. Sample programs are included.
The LAB-X3 is available in either assembled or bare PCB form. A parts list
and schematic are included.
- Inputs: 1 pushbutton, 1 potentiometer
- Outputs: 2 LEDs, 1 RC servo connector, 2x20 LCD module
- I/O: RS232 interface
- Misc: Reset button (may be programmed as input with the 16F62x MCUs), 5-volt regulator, 4MHz crystal oscillator
- In-circuit programming connector
- Prototyping area for additional circuits
- Available assembled as a bare PCB
- Size is 4.9" x 3.30"
Note: The 16F87 and 16F88 USART pins do not match
the connections on the LAB-X3. For these particular
PICmicro MCUs, the LAB-X18 Experimenter Board is
Compatible with: PIC16C620, PIC16C622, PIC16C71, PIC16C710,PIC16C711, PIC16C712, PIC16C715, PIC16C716,PIC16CE623, PIC16CE624, PIC16CE625, PIC16F627A,PIC16F628, PIC16F628A, PIC16F648A, PIC16F716,PIC16F83, PIC16F84, PIC16F84A, PIC16HV540