The lack of a cheap development board for the PIC24 series microcontroller form Microchip made me design my own Minimal Setup beakout/development board.
In the schematic below indicates the minimal setup needed to make the PIC24Fj256GB106 function correctly.
The design is as minimal as possible.
- DC Jack for 5V input.
- Reverse voltage diode for protection.
- Power status LED's
- 3V3 LDO Regulator
- Reset Circuit
- Removable Crystal
The Crystal can be removed by removing 2.54mm jumpers.
This makes it possible to use the internal oscilator instead.
The 5 leds are removable using the same principle, the leds are connected to Port D.
The chip is supposed to support JTAG, afterwards i regret not including it in this design, altought all the pins are available on the headers.
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