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QwikFlash Development Kits and Accessories


MICRODESIGNS is pleased to be working with Dr. John Peatman of Georgia Tech by offering assembled QwikFlash development boards and accessories which can be used in an upper-level university lab or class in support of his newest textbook Embedded Design with the PIC18F452 Microcontroller. Click on a link below for additional information. 

QwikFlash Development Kits - Kits combine a QwikFlash board with accessories and optionally an expansion board and stand. 

QwikFlash Development Kit No. 1 (Basic)
QwikFlash Development Kit No. 2 (Expanded Kit with QwikProto and Stand)
QwikFlash Development Kit No. 3 (Expanded Kit with QwikBreadboard 400 and Stand)
QwikFlash Board and Expansion Boards 
QwikFlash Development Board
QwikProto Prototyping Board
QwikBreadboard 400f Solderless Breadboard
QwikFlash Accessories 
Programmed PIC18F452
Wire Jumper Set for Solderless Breadboard
Two-board Stand for Lab Station
Power Supply
Communication Cable
Links

QwikFlash Product Order Form

Click here to place a secure online order
 
 
 

QwikFlash Development Kit No. 1 (Basic)

This kit provides the essential components for QwikFlash development. 

What you get:QwikFlash Development Kit No.
                  1 (Basic)

  • Complete QwikFlash product, with expansion header (order no. QF-2)
  • Power supply (order no. QF-POWER1)
  • Communication cable (order no. QF-COMCBL1)
How to order: 
  • Order no. is QF-KIT1; price is $132.00
  • Click here to place a secure online order

 

QwikFlash Development Kit No. 2 (Expanded Kit with QwikProto and Stand)

This kit includes a QwikFlash board with optional expansion header installed, a power supply, communication cable, the QwikProto expansion and prototyping board and the two-board stand for lab use. Boards are not attached to stand and must be assembled by the user. 

What you get:QwikFlash Development Kit No.
                  2 (Expanded Kit with QwikProto and Stand)

  • Complete QwikFlash product, with expansion header (order no. QF-2)
  • Power supply (order no. QF-POWER1)
  • Communication cable (order no. QF-COMCBL1)
  • QwikProto expansion board (order no. QF-PROTO1)
  • Two-board stand (order no. QF-STAND1)
How to order: 
  • Order no. is QF-KIT2; price is $183.00
  • Click here to place a secure online order

 

QwikFlash Development Kit No. 3 (Expanded Kit with QwikBreadboard 400 and Stand)

This kit includes a QwikFlash board with optional expansion header installed, a power supply, communication cable, the QwikBreadboard 400 expansion and prototyping board with solderless breadboard and the two-board stand for lab use. Boards are not attached to stand and must be assembled by the user. 

What you get:QwikFlash Development Kit No.
                  3 (Expanded Kit with QwikBeadboard 400)

  • Complete QwikFlash product, with expansion header (order no. QF-2)
  • Power supply (order no. QF-POWER1)
  • Communication cable (order no. QF-COMCBL1)
  • QwikBreadboard 400 expansion board with solderless breadboard (order no. QF-PROTO2)
  • Wire jumper set for use with the solderless breadboard (order no. QF-WIRE1)
  • Two-board stand (order no. QF-STAND1)
How to order: 
  • Order no. is QF-KIT3; price is $205.00
  • Click here to place a secure online order

 

QwikFlash Development Board

The QwikFlash board developed by Dr. Peatman and his Georgia Tech students is a compact microcontroller demonstration board with on-board resources that are found in many real-world applications. MICRODESIGNS offers QwikFlash as a fully assembled and tested board assembly with a programmed microcontroller. 

QwikFlash Development Board (component side)The microcontroller at the core of QwikFlash is Microchip's PIC18F452 microcontroller, a member of Microchip's newest microcontroller family, the 18 family. The 18F452 uses flash -- not EPROM -- memory for program storage, so it's quickly and easily programmed without having to be removed from the QwikFlash board. The 18F452 is programmed with QwikBug, Dr. Peatman's microcontroller-resident debugger, which can be used with a terminal emulation program on a PC to create a simple, but real-time, program development and debugging environment without the need for expensive emulators. 

The user can create a program for the PIC in Microchip's free MPLAB development environment and then download the resulting hex file to the QwikFlash board through QwikBug and the terminal emulation program and debug it using QwikBug. While QwikFlash is compatible with Microchip's ICD2 low-cost in-circuit debugger, most users will find that QwikBug is more than adequate for most university lab courses. QwikFlash is provided with a performance verification target application already downloaded into the PIC so the user can watch the PIC work right out of the box. 

Detail
                  of QwikFlash expansion headerThe QwikFlash board contains a built-in expansion header that permits it to be easily connected via ribbon cable to a QwikProto or QwikBreadboard 400 prototyping board for implementing lab projects that expand on QwikFlash resources. A two-board stand is available which will hold the QwikFlash board and an optional expansion board for easy desktop access.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and prefer assembling your QwikFlash yourself, you may purchase an unassembled PC board and parts kit, or just the blank PC board alone; see the How to order section.

What you get: 

  • QwikFlash board, assembled and tested
  • PIC18F452 microcontroller programmed with QwikBug, downloaded with QwikFlash performance verification program and installed on the board
  • Three-inch long 2-pin female to female flex cable for use on QwikFlash H1 I/O header
  • Four 5/8" spacers attached to the board
How to order:
  • Order no. is QF-2 (with expansion header); price is $119
  • Order no. is QF-PARTS2 (unassembled PC board and parts kit); price is $74
  • Order no. is QF-QFPCB3.1 (blank PC board only); price is $15
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering QwikFlash as part of a development kit which includes power supply, communication cable and possibly an optional expansion board with two-board stand
  • Consider ordering an expansion and prototyping board (QwikProto or QwikBreadboard 400)
For more information from Microchip on the 18F452 microcontroller, click here



QwikProto Prototyping Board

The QwikProto board developed by Dr. Peatman and his Georgia Tech students is an expansion and prototyping board that can be easily connected to the QwikFlash board via a ribbon cable. Through the ribbon cable, power and ground are supplied by the QwikFlash board along with 14QwikProto
                Prototyping Board (component side) of the 18F452's I/O lines and all the expansion signals are routed to a 16-pin header site on the board. QwikProto provides power supply decoupling, an additional ground connection for debugging and a second expansion header in case expansion beyond a single QwikProto is desired. MICRODESIGNS offers QwikProto as a fully assembled and tested board assembly with a 2.75" ribbon cable for connection to the QwikFlash board. An optional two-board stand is available which will hold both a QwikFlash board and a QwikProto board for easy desktop access. 

What you get:QwikProto Prototyping Board
                  (solder side)

  • QwikProto board assembled and tested
  • 2.75" 16-pin female to female ribbon cable
  • Four 5/8" spacers attached to the board
How to order: 
  • Order No. is QF-PROTO1; price is $27
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering QwikProto as part of a development kit (order no. QF-KIT2
  • Consider ordering a two-board stand (order no. QF-STAND1)

 

QwikBreadboard 400 Solderless Breadboard

The QwikBreadboard 400 board is an expansion and prototyping board that can be easily connected to the QwikFlash board via a ribbon cable. The QwikBreadboard 400 provides a 400 point solderless breadboard for quick prototyping and easy re-use. Through the ribbon cable, power and ground are supplied by the QwikFlash board along with 14 of the 18F452's I/O lines, QwikBreadboard 400 Solderless
                Breadboardand all the expansion signals are routed to a 16-pin female header on the board for easy connection to the breadboard. The breadboard supports 0.3", 0.5", and 0.6" wide DIP integrated circuits. QwikBreadboard 400 provides enhanced power supply decoupling, a power indicator, an additional ground connection for debugging and a second expansion header in case expansion beyond a single QwikBreadboard 400 is desired. MICRODESIGNS offers QwikBreadboard 400 as a fully assembled and tested board assembly with a 2.75" ribbon cable for connection to the QwikFlash board. An optional two-board stand is available which will hold both a QwikFlash board and a QwikBreadboard 400 board for easy desktop access. 

What you get: 

  • QwikBreadboard 400 board assembled and tested
  • 2.75" 16-pin female to female ribbon cable
  • Four 5/8" spacers attached to the board
How to order: 
  • Order No. is QF-PROTO2; price is $37
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering a wire jumper set for use with the solderless breadboard (order no. QF-WIRE1)
  • Consider ordering QwikBreadboard 400 as part of a development kit (order no. QF-KIT3
  • Consider ordering a two-board stand (order no. QF-STAND1)

 

Programmed PIC18F452

For those who prefer to build a QwikFlash board themselves rather than purchase an assembled and tested board from MICRODESIGNS, we offer a programmed PIC18F452. The 18F452 is programmed with QwikBug, Dr. Peatman's microcontroller-resident debugger, and the QwikFlash performance verification target application already downloaded into the PIC so the user can verify proper QwikFlash operation without having to write an application program. 

What you get:Programmed PIC18F452

  • PIC18F452 microcontroller programmed with QwikBug and downloaded with QwikFlash performance verification program - supplied in anti-static foam
How to order: 
  • Order no. is QF-PIC1; price is $16
  • Click here to place a secure online order

 

Wire Jumper Set for Solderless Breadboard

The wire jumper set is for use with the solderless breadboard on the QwikBreadboard 400 expansion and prototyping board. Ten pieces each of fourteen different lengths of insulated 22 AWG solid wire formed in a jumper shape are provided. The jumpers provide fast and easy prototyping with the breadboard and are provided in a transparent hard plastic case. 

What you get:Wire Jumper Set for Solderless
                  Breadboard

  • One hundred forty (140) 22 AWG wire jumpers, 10 each of 14 different lengths
  • Transparent hard plastic case
How to order: 
  • Order No. is QF-WIRE1; price is $12
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering the wire jumper set as part of a development kit  (order no. QF-KIT3)  

 

Two-board Stand for Lab Station

The two-board stand securely presents a QwikFlash board and optional expansion board at a convenient angle for desktop use. The stand is provided with 8 screws and lock washers for attaching the board(s) to the stand along with 4 adhesive-backed rubber feet for holding the stand in place on the desktop; these items are installed by the user. The stand has proven itself particularly useful in a lab environment where a PC and diagnostic instruments compete with the QwikFlash for desk space, cables clutter the work area and reference books and notebooks are also vying for space. 

What you get:Two-Board Stand for Lab
                  Station

  • Two-board stand of black anodized aluminum
  • Hardware kit of eight 4-40 mounting screws, eight #4 lock washers and 4 adhesive-backed rubber feet
How to order: 
  • Order No. is QF-STAND1; price is $24
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering the stand as part of a development kit
  • Consider ordering an expansion and prototyping board (QwikProto or QwikBreadboard 400)

 

Power Supply

This 120 Vac to 9 Vdc wall-mount power supply (also known as a "wall wart" or "brick") plugs into a standard North American wall outlet and provides power to the QwikFlash board and optional expansion board(s). The power supply provides 300 mA of current and connects to the QwikFlash board's CON3 power jack via a six-foot (2,8 m) long cable with a 2.1 mm power plug on the end. 

What you get:Power Supply (wall-wart)

  • Wall-mount 120 Vac to 9 Vdc power supply for North American outlet with 6' (2,8 m) output cable and 2.1 mm power plug.
How to order: 
  • Order No. is QF-POWER1; price is $8
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering the power supply as part of a development kit

 

Communication Cable

This six-foot (2,8 m) long 9-pin 'D' female to male cable assembly is used to connect a PC's COM port to the QwikFlash board's CON2 RS-232 9-pin 'D' female connector. Through this RS-232 communications interface, a terminal emulation program running on the PC can be used to communicate with the QwikBug debugger resident in the PIC microcontroller on the QwikFlash board. 

What you get:Communication Cable

  • Six-foot (2,8 m) long 9-pin 'D' female to male cable assembly, molded, with jack screws on both ends
How to order: 
  • Order No. is QF-COMCBL1; price is $5
  • Click here to place a secure online order
  • Consider ordering the communication cable as part of a development kit

 

Dr. Peatman's book Embedded Design with the PIC18F452 Microcontroller


Embedded Design with
                the PIC18F452 MicrocontrollerDr. Peatman's 6th book is the text for an upper-level university course on microcontrollers in an electrical or computer engineering curriculum. It examines the workings of the PIC18F452, a powerful member of Microchip's  PIC18 microcontroller family, in a "learn by doing" environment that incorporates the QwikFlash development board. The book presents an example course and associated lab projects. 

What you get: 

  • Embedded Design with the PIC18F452 Microcontroller by Dr. John B. Peatman of Georgia Tech, 2003, Prentice-Hall
How to order: 
  • MICRODESIGNS no longer stocks Dr. Peatman's book; to order, visit your local bookstore or browse online.

 

Links

www.picbook.com - link to Dr. Peatman's web site which offers additional information, current downloads, university course information and information on Embedded Design with the PIC18F452 Microcontroller

Microchip University Corner - link to Microchip's web site for additional information about their university program

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