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USB IO Board with PIC18F2455 / PIC18F2550
USB Input / Output Board is a spectacular little development board / parallel port replacement featuring PIC18F2455 / PIC18F2550 microcontroller. USB IO Board is compatibile with Windows / Mac OSX / Linux computers. When attached to Windows IO board will show up as RS232 COM port. You can control 16 individual microcontroller I/O pins by sending simple serial commands. USB Input / Output Board is self-powered by USB port and can provide up to 500mA for electronic projects. USB IO Board is breadboard compatible. Simply solder included 12-PIN & 8-PIN headers on the bottom side of the PCB and the board can be plugged into a breadboard for quick prototyping.
These are examples of what can be built using USB IO Board
USB Relay Controller (turn ON/OFF lights or appliances in the house)
Control LEDs, toys, electronic gadgets, wireless control, etc.
USB LCD Controller
USB Volt / Ampere / Wattage Meter
USB CNC Controller
USB Data Logger
USB Temperature Meter / Logger
USB Thermostat Controller
USB Humidity Meter / Logger
USB Stepper Motor Controller
USB RC Servo Controller
USB Countdown Timer with Relay .
USB Self-powered Soundcard
High fidelity external USB Soundcard / USB Headphones project that can be built for your PC or Mac. It is based on the latest PCM2706 IC which functions as a high quality, crystal clear 16-BIT Stereo DAC. It is a single chip digital-to-analog converter that offers two D/A output stereo channels, digital S/PDIF output and requires very few external components. PCM2706 includes integrated USB 1.0 & USB 2.0 compliant interface controller and it is conveniently powered directly from USB connection. PCM2706 is a USB plug-and-play device and does not require any driver installation under Windows XP and Mac OSX.
18F4550 USB Interface
This article contains information about getting a USB interface working between an 18F4550 PIC and a PC using C# .NET 2.0, using the Microchip-supplied driver mpusbapi.dll. In this article, the PIC is configured using some (slightly modified) demo code originally for the PICDEM FS USB demo board, in which it is configured as a generic class device, with one IN + OUT interrupt endpoint. The device is set up with a bootloader, allowing the PIC to be programmed through software after the initial programming.
18F4550 USB Proto Board
This board is a Microchip PIC prototyping board for the 18F4550 microcontroller using USB. It is designed to have the PIC loaded with a USB bootloader and then a separate programmer is no longer needed. The board has all the circuitry needed for a successful USB interface. Free I/O pins have 1-3 solder pads for easy connection for prototyping. This board is based on the one I use for all my own USB experimentation, and is compatible with the firmware and software in my 18F4550 USB Interface article, my PIC USB Bootloader article, and others. It should also work fine for other PIC USB interfacing projects, such as HID or CDC (virtual COM port) applications.
AVR-USB Remote Sensor
RemoteSensor is a wireless thermo- and hygrometer with an USB port on the receiver. You can draw fancy diagrams of temperature and humidity for up to 16 wireless sensors.
Basic USB-RS232 Communication with PIC Microcontrollers
The quickest way to display something is probably sending the data to the computer to be displayed on the monitor. One of the ways to do this is to use the USART module on board the PIC Microcontroller by making use of the pins RC6 and RC7 which is also the TX and RX pins respectively when the SPEN bit on the RCSTA register is set.
Control stepping motor via USB interface
This is an example that demonstration how to control some devices via USB interface.The PC software program with delphi. Feature: - CPU PIC18F4550 with full speed USB interface at 48MHz. - USB 2.0 compliance - Use on-chip USB driver - Control 1 stepping motor. - MPLAB C18 for firmware at USB devices side. - Delphi 6 for PC Host software. USB devices side Figure 1. is the schematic for this example.PIC18F4550 is the main devices that communicate with PC and control stepping motor. The power supply came from +5V Vbus for circuit except +Vmotor which must use external power supply that depend on stepping motor requires. If you add more components into circuit that drawn total current more than 250mA you should be use +5V external power supply instead Vbus.Becuase Vbus can supplies current not more than 250mA and don't forgot to disconnect Vbus out of circuit.
DIY USB to RS232 Adapter
Sometimes you just need to connect some device to COM port, but computer don’t have one especially laptop. There are two ways â€“ go and buy USB â€“ COM adapter or build one. So if you decided to build USB to COM(RS232) adapter, there is one of solutions.
This adapter is very easy to build as there is single chip USB to UART bridge (CP2102) used. This chip from Silicon Labs support USB2.0 full speed, has internal Resistors required for USB interface, integrated clock, internal 1024 -byte EEPROM for vendor ID, Product ID serial number, power descriptor and other information. SP2102 USART part support almost all standard features of RS232 communication including handshaking, Databits (5, 6, 7 and 8); 1 or 2 stop bits; odd, even, mark, space and no parities; baud rate from 300bps to 1Mbits.
Device is powered from USB port and requires about 10mA. Chip drivers enable to connect this adapter to most of Operation systems like Win98, Win2000, WinXP, Linux.
FT232 USB Interface Adapter
Control up to three devices from a PC with FT232 IC (USB to Serial UART) from Future Technology Devices International FTDI. Circuit is simple and does not require external microcontroller or any type of firmware programming. PC control software written in VB6 is included.
FT232RL Arduino Programming Board
This is simple FT232RL programming board for Arduino.