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PIC In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer

For 16F & 18F microcontrollers

PIC In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer
PIC microcontrollers of the 8-bit 16F and 18F family can be found in many devices. They are also a favourite of many Elektor Electronics readers. A must for users is a means of loading programs and an In-Circuit Debugger (ICD) for tracking down programming errors. This project addresses both of these needs and is not only substantially compatible with Microchip technology’s ICD2 module but also significantly cheaper.
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Gerber file

CAM/CAD data for the PCB referred to in this article is available as a Gerber file. Elektor GREEN and GOLD members can exclusively download these files for free as part of their membership. Gerber files allow a PCB to be produced on an appropriate device available locally, or through an online PCB manufacturing service.

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Component list
R1 = 68?
R2,R6,R13, R14, R25 = 10k?
R3 = 270?
R4,R7,R8,R9.R10 = 1k?
R5 = 1?
R11,R15,R17 = 220?
R12,R16,R21,R22 = 4k?7
R18 = 33?
R19,R23 = 6k?8
R20,R24 = 2k?2
C1-C5 = 1?F 25V radial
C6 = 10?F 25V radial
C7,C10-C13 = 100nF
C8,C9 = 22pF
C14 = 1nF
L1 = 330?H radial
D1,D2 = 1N4148
D3 = 1N5819
D4 = zener diode 5V6 400mW
D5 = LED, low-current, 3mm, red
D6 = LED, low-current, 3mm, yellow
D7 = LED, low-current, 3mm, green
IC1 = PIC16F877, programmed, order code 050348-41
IC2 = DG411DJZ (Digikey # DG411DJZ-ND)
IC3 = MC34063ECN (Digikey # 497-4280-5-ND)
IC4 = MAX232
K1 = 9-way sub-D socket, angled, PCB mount
K2 = 6-way SIL pinheader
X1 = 20MHz quartz crystal
PCB, order code 050348-1
Kit of parts including PCB and microcontroller, order code 050348-71
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