The ME Labs Standard D-Stick provides all the functionality of Microchip Technology’s 40-pin PIC16F1937 in a hardware module that includes a USB on-board programmer and virtual COM port. It’s a compact, easy-to-use alternative to connecting a serial port, programmer, and power supply to a solderless breadboard for project development. After development, you can simply replace the D-Stick with the pinout-compatible, production-ready PIC16F1937 microcontroller. You can combine the Standard D-Stick with the free PICBASIC PRO Compiler Student Edition for comprehensive development system that includes a code editor, BASIC compiler, in-circuit debugger, and device programmer for under $30.
Features, benefits, and specs:
- Identical pinout to Microchip Technology’s standard 40-pin DIP
- Round, machined pins are easy on spring contacts allowing for multiple insertion cycles
- Built-in micro-USB port supplies power, a programming connection, and a virtual COM port
- Suitable for serial in-circuit debugging
- Compatible with all ME Labs Trainer programs
The standard version—which is based on the PIC16F1937 compatible with the free PBP Student Edition—costs $29.99. (It will be available for purchase by February 15, 2017.) The Advanced Version—which is based on PIC18F compatible with PBP Gold Edition (sold separately)—will be coming soon!
Source: ME Labs