PICLab-40 PIC Microcontroller experiment board

This is a two-in-one PIC programmer and Experiment board for 40 pin PIC Micro devices.It easy to developt your program without insert/remove PIC micro.You just programming your code and then download to this board without any programmer .This board interface with parallel port.This board supports for PIC16F,PIC18F 40 pin devices .

Schematic(programmer only)

Component side

Devices support
All 40 Pin devices with Flash memory such PIC16FXXX,PIC18FXXXX

For other devices see for each software that support this programmer

Donwload PCB
This is protel pcb zipped file and schematic.


CCS Examples

Example for test this project.

Software that support this programmer

EPICWin Support PIC12F,PIC16F and some PIC18F.Support all windows
WinPic800 Support PIC12F,PIC16F, PIC18F,dsPic (set hardware as ProPIC2) Support all windows
ProPIC18 Support PIC18F only Support all windows

How to use with EPICWin
To use this programmer with EPICWin first you must have EPICWin software which available from Melabs.com.After you have download software then install it as description in the manual.

For windows XP/2000/NT you must install driver by :
Start –> Run —> C:\epicwin\NTINST.EXE /install

To remove driver.
Start –> Run —> C:\epicwin\NTINST.EXE /remove

Note : If you use Windows XP you must Stop Windows XP from polling printer port by
download the registry entry file from Melabs.com and merge it into your XP registry.After download this file to merge it into registry just duoble click on this file and select yes and OK
Download XP_stop_polling.reg

Now you can use this programmer by double click on epicwin.exe if the programmer not connected to parallel port you will have warning message” PIC Programmer. Not Found”

If you have the message “unable to start driver PICLPTNT error xx hex(xx) ” when starting EPICWin this is happen becuase you not enable parallel port in BIOS. I found this problem with some model mainboard becuase it selected disable parallel port as defualt or when you have flash new version BIOS firmware.

How to use with winPic800

To use this project with winPic800 you must setting hardware as the following picture.

This circuit compatible with propic2 hardware so it was selected.
Then select all check box like the above picture and click Apply edits