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Ordering Information

Order Code: LV18FJ
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £89.00

Please note that the 16×2 character LCD, 128×64 graphic LCD, touch-screen overlay, DS1820 temperature sensor and SD card are not included with the LV18FJ development board and must be ordered separately – please see below for LV18FJ options.

Overview

The LV18FJ is MikroElektronika’s latest advanced development board for 64, 80 and 100-pin3.3V low-voltage microcontrollers in Microchip’s PIC18FxxJxx family with their on-chip Ethernet communications peripheral. The new LV18FJ includes a high-speed USB programmer and in-circuit debugger plus many useful built-in I/O features.

The LV18FJ is supplied with a removable PIC18F87J60 MCU board and provides everything you need to start developing for, experimenting with or learning about this microcontroller. Additional MCU boards may be ordered separately as can empty MCU boards for users wanting to add their own 64 or 80-pin PICs where surface mount soldering facilities are available.

By including the programmer, in-circuit debugger, PIC MCU board and useful I/O devices on one board, the LV18FJ will save you having to waste time trying to set up individual programmers, debuggers, prototyping boards and I/O devices. Use of one of MikroElektronika’s compilers with their included library routines and example programs also makes developing faster and avoids the need to struggle with hardware and software from different manufacturers.

The LV18FJ’s low cost, ease of use, reliability and wealth of built-in features also make it an excellent platform for the teaching of microcontrollers in colleges and universities.

Features

  • On-board high-speed USB 2.0 programmer.
  • On-board in-circuit-debugger (when used in conjunction with mikroC, mikroBASIC or mikroPascal PIC compilers).
  • Accepts plug-on MCU modules (80-pin PIC18F87J60 included).
  • 70 LEDs show status of the PIC’s I/O lines.
  • 70 pushbutton switches to simulate digital inputs.
  • Four analogue potentiometers for simulating analogue inputs.
  • Character LCD interface (16×2 character LCD available as option).
  • Graphic LCD interface (128×64 graphic LCD available as option).
  • Touch-screen controller (touch-screen overlay for graphic LCD available as option).
  • Socket for DS1820 temperature sensor (DS1820 available as option).
  • Two RS-232 ports with DB9 connectors.
  • RJ-45 connector to support PIC18FxxJxx devices’ on-chip Ethernet communications peripheral.
  • MMC/SD card slot.
  • All I/O lines are available for easy off-board expansion.
  • Pull-up or pull-down port defining.
  • Power supply can be by USB or optional AC/DC power adapter.
  • Large range of optional interface boards available.

Using the LV18FJ

The LV18FJ is incredibly easy to set up and use. On first connecting it to the USB port of your PC using the lead provided, Windows will prompt you to install a driver from the supplied CD-ROM. The PIC18F87J60 on the plug-on MCUboard that comes fitted to the LV18FJ is pre-programmed with a demonstration program that runs immediately. You can then install the LV18PICFlash programming software, also on the CD-ROM, and reprogram the PIC with any of the included pre-compiled example programs to try out the board’s I/O features and get a taste of the sort of projects that you can develop.

To write your own programs, you can use the assembler in Microchip’s freely available MPLAB software or any make of PIC assembler or compiler that generate HEX files. However use of MikroElektronika’s MikroBASIC, MikroC and MikroPascal compilers is recommended as these come with library routines that support all the LV18FJ’s built-in I/O devices and MikroElektronika’s optional interface boards, as well as allowing for use of the LV18FJ’s MikroICD in-circuit debugger. Demonstration versions of these three compilers are included, which enable you to write programs up to 2K in size, or you can save money on the individual prices and buy one of our starter packs that also include full versions of the compilers.

Your programs can make full use of the LV18FJ’s I/O devices and any that are not required can be disabled by way of clearly labelled jumpers and DIP switches. MikroElektronika’s range of optional interface boards can be fitted to the LV18FJ and it is also straightforward to connect your own circuits as the PIC’s I/O lines are available on nine 10-way IDC headers.

Specifications

Supported PICs

The following list gives the PICs currently supported by the LV18FJ in numerical order.PIC18F Family
PIC18F87J60

Package Contents

  • LV18FJ development board with 80-pin PIC18F87J60 MCU board.
  • USB programming/power cable.
  • RS-232 serial communications cable.
  • Printed user manuals.
  • CD-ROM containing LV18PICFlash programming software and drivers.

LV18FJ Options

LCD & DS1820 Pack
A pack containing a 16×2 character LCD and DS1820 temperature sensor, both of which can be easily plugged onto the LV18FJ development board.
Order Code: LCDDS1820
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £9.95
GLCD & Touch-Screen Pack
A pack containing a 128×64 graphic LCD and touch-screen overlay, both of which can be easily plugged onto the LV18FJ development board.
Order Code: GLCDTOUCH
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £17.95

LV18FJ Additional Microcontrollers & Adapter Boards

PIC18F87J60 80-pin MCU Board
This MCU board based on the 80-pin PIC18F87J60 is the same as the MCU board supplied with the LV18F87J60.
Order Code: PIC18F87J60MCU
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £15.95
LV18FJ MCU Board1
The LV18FJ MCU Board1 is an empty MCU board onto which 80-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F85J50-PT, PIC18F86J50-PT, PIC18F86J55-PT and PIC18F87J50-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD1
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board2
The LV18FJ MCU Board2 is an empty MCU board onto which 80-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F83J11-PT, PIC18F84J11-PT, PIC18F85J10-PT, PIC18F85J11-PT, PIC18F85J15-PT, PIC18F86J10-PT, PIC18F86J11-PT, PIC18F86J15-PT, PIC18F86J16-PT, PIC18F87J10-PT and PIC18F87J11-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD2
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board3
The LV18FJ MCU Board3 is an empty MCU board onto which 80-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F86J60-PT, PIC18F86J65-PT and PIC18F87J60-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD3
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board4
The LV18FJ MCU Board4 is an empty MCU board onto which 28 and 40-pin low-voltage PICs in DIP packages may be soldered. The board accommodates PIC18F24J10-DIP28, PIC18F25J10-DIP28, PIC18F44J10-DIP40 and PIC18F45J10-DIP40 microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD4
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board5
The LV18FJ MCU Board5 is an empty MCU board onto which 64-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F66J60-PT, PIC18F66J65-PT and PIC18F67J60-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD5
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board6
The LV18FJ MCU Board6 is an empty MCU board onto which 100-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F96J60-PT, PIC18F96J65-PT and PIC18F97J60-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD6
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board7
The LV18FJ MCU Board7 is an empty MCU board onto which 64-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F63J11-PT, PIC18F64J11-PT, PIC18F65J10-PT, PIC18F65J11-PT, PIC18F65J15-PT, PIC18F66J10-PT, PIC18F66J11-PT, PIC18F66J15-PT, PIC18F66J16-PT, PIC18F67J10-PT and PIC18F67J11-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD7
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board8
The LV18FJ MCU Board8 is an empty MCU board onto which 64-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F65J50-PT, PIC18F66J50-PT, PIC18F66J55-PT and PIC18F67J50-PT microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD8
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95
LV18FJ MCU Board9
The LV18FJ MCU Board9 is an empty MCU board onto which 100-pin low-voltage PICs may be fitted by those with surface-mount soldering facilities. The board accommodates PIC18F96J60-PF, PIC18F96J65-PF and PIC18F97J60-PF microcontrollers.
Order Code: LV18FJMCUBOARD9
Manufacturer: MikroElektronika
Availability: In Stock
Price: £3.95

Develop projects faster and save up to £52.90 with an LV18FJ Starter Pack!

Maximise the usefulness of the LV18FJ and make development even quicker and easier. Contains the LV18FJ as described above plus LCD, GLCD, DS1820 and a full version of the mikroBASIC PIC compiler.
Maximise the usefulness of the LV18FJ and make development even quicker and easier. Contains the LV18FJ as described above plus LCD, GLCD, DS1820 and a full version of the mikroC PIC compiler.
Maximise the usefulness of the LV18FJ and make development even quicker and easier. Contains the LV18FJ as described above plus LCD, GLCD, DS1820 and a full version of the mikroPascal PIC compiler.