1. The MicroKIT is a low-cost embedded software learning kit with an easy interfacing with Microchip’s MPLAB® ICD 2 real-time debugger and programmer.

The MicroKIT and design engineer’s PC can be connected via MPLAB ICD 2 through USB cable.

It acts as an intelligent interface/translator between the two; allowing engineer to programs/debug the on-board MicroKIT’s microcontroller using Microchip’s MPLAB® ICD.

2. The program can be executed in real time and examined in detail using the debug functions of MPLAB. Set watch variables and breakpoints from symbolic labels in C or assembly source code, and single step through C source lines or into assembly code.

A breakpoint can be set to halt the program at a specific location. The program can be single-stepped or run at full speed. At breakpoints, data and program memory can be read and modified.


  • 16bit PIC24HJ64GP210 Microcontroller
  • 20x2 LCD Panel
  • 6 Key Keypad
  • 10 bit ADC & 16 bit DAC
  • 4-20mA converter
  • DIP Switches
  • 16 Analog Inputs & 4 Analog outputs
  • Real time clock
  • Serial EEPROM
  • RS232 serial Interface
  • 16 Digital Outputs with LED indicators
  • +5V supply with 12-24 volts DC Input
  • MPLAB ICD 2 can be used to program or reprogram the microcontroller installed on the KIT.

System Requirements

  • MPLAB ICD 2 module, an ICD interfaces cable and USB cable.
  • Microsoft windows 98 SE, windows 2000 or windows XP.
  • MPLAP IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
  • 9 V AC-DC adapter.


  • cPort is a software program designed to convert serial (RS232) data to the TCP/IP packets format and TCP/IP packets to serial data.
  • While running on your PC, cPort can receive serial data from a COM port of your PC and then send them out to a TCP/IP network through a TCP/IP socket connection on your PC.
  • cPort can also receive serial data from a TCP/IP network through a TCP/IP socket connection and send them to a serial port on your MPLAB ICD 2 module, an ICD interfaces cable and USB cable.