BIGPIC5 Development System

BIGPIC5 Development System
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NOTE: Touch Screen, Pencil, MMC/SD card, DS1820, Serial Cable, LCD and GLCD are not included in the price!


User-Friendly PIC Development System

BIGPIC5 is a development system that supports a wide range of 64- and 80-pin PIC MCUs.

High-Performance On-Board USB 2.0 Programmer

Very fast, on-board USB 2.0 programmer with a simplified driver installation.

mikroICD Debugger

mikroICD is a hardware tool designed for testing and debugging programs on PIC microcontrollers.


BIGPIC5 allows PIC microcontrollers to be interfaced with a wide range of peripheral devices. It comes with a PIC18F8520.

ADC Input Enabled

On-board potentiometers are used for testing A/D converter inputs.

Touch Screen

BIGPIC5 features an on-board Touch Screen Controller with a Touch Panel Connector.


What's On-Board

RS-232 Communication Module

Double RS-232 communication with a PC or an MCU is performed via DB9 connector.

DIP Switch

System can be configured by means of DIP switches. Each DIP switch configures one part of the system.

DS1820 Temperature Sensor

Temperature sensor DS1820 measures temperature from -55°C to 125°C. It is connected to the system via socket.


Real-Time Clock (RTC) PFC8583 with a battery supply is used to keep track of the current time even when the MCU is off.

2 ADC Potentiometers

2 potentiometers are available for testing multiple A/D conversions. Inputs can be configured via the on-board jumpers.

Power Supply Switch

USB or external power supply source is selected by moving a jumper. Power supply switch turns the system on/off.

MMC/SD Card Supported

MMC\SD card slot enables you to use MMC/SD cards in your work.

IDC10 Connectors

All pins are connected to the IDC10 connectors for further expansion.

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)

67 LEDs are used to indicate the logic state of all microcontroller pins.

Pull-up/pull-down port configuration

On-board jumpers are used for pull-up/pull-down port configuration. These jumpers are available for all pins.

Push Buttons

67 push buttons are used to excite microcontroller digital inputs. They are connected to all microcontroller pins.

12-Bit DAC

12-bit output D/A converter MCP4921 with serial interface is used for applications in regulating devices.

Touch Panel Controller

High-quality and reliable Touch Panel Controller.


LCD can be easily connected via the on-board connector that is also connected to MCU pins.

Voltage Reference

Voltage Reference used for A/D and D/A converters can be either VCC (5V) or 4.096 V.

Touch Screen Controller with Connector

Touch Screen can be connected to the board via Touch Panel Connector. There is also a Touch Screen Controller.

External Power Supply

External power supply can be either DC or AC. The on-board jumper is used for selecting external power supply.

CAN Module

CAN module is used to enable communication with other microcontrollers.

Graphic LCD 128x64

Graphic LCD 128x64 is connected directly to microcontroller pins.

Pins' marks

MCU pins are marked on the back of the board. These marks give basic information on the pins.

Voltage Level Selection (GND or +5V)

Voltage level to be applied when a button is pressed (GND or +5V) is selected via the on-board jumper.

RS485 Module

RS485 module enables the microcontroller to communicate through the 485 network.

Reset Circuit

Reset circuit is used to reset the microcontroller. It is connected to the MCLR pin of the microcontroller.

PS/2 Connector

PS2 connector enables the development system to be directly connected to a PS/2 device such as keyboard or mouse.


On-Board Programmer and In-Circuit Debugger

On-Board PICFlash with mikroICD support 3in1 Development System

3 in 1 Development System - Development System + On-Board USB 2.0 programmer + On-Board mikroICD (In-Circuit Debugger): mikroICD is a highly effective tool for Real-Time debugging at hardware level. It enables you to execute mikroC, mikroPascal and mikroBasic programs on a host PIC microcontroller and monitor variable values, Special Function Registers (SFRs), RAM and EEPROM memory modules while the program is running. There is also an ultra fast USB 2.0 programmer for MCU programming that now supports more PIC microcontrollers.

Windows® Certified Drivers

Drivers for the on-board programmer are Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows® Vista and Windows® 7 certified. The Windows certificate is a proof that the programmer supports mentioned Windows operating systems and is immediately recognized by the system, which guarantees correct Plug and Play functionality. Driver certification provides users with a wide range of benefits such as stable functioning, the ability to install and delete drivers without rebooting and compatibility with future versions of Windows.

Windows Certified Drivers

Supported Microcontrollers

The BIGPIC5 development system supports a wide range of microcontrollers including PIC microcontrollers. Newly released PIC microcontrollers will be supported by a new version of PICFlash software that is updated regularly. Here is a list of microcontrollers supported by the BIGPIC5 development system:

PIC18 Microcontroller Family
PIC18F8527-PT PIC18F6620-PT PIC18F6720-PT PIC18F6310-PT PIC18F6410-PT PIC18F6390-PT PIC18F6490-PT
PIC18F6585-PT PIC18F6680-PT PIC18F8310-PT PIC18F8410-PT PIC18F8585-PT PIC18F8680-PT PIC18F8622-PT
PIC18F8627-PT PIC18F8722-PT PIC18F8390-PT PIC18F8490-PT PIC18F8520-PT PIC18F8620-PT PIC18F8720-PT


Examples provided with this development system will show you how to connect PIC microcontrollers with other peripheral devices and how to develop your prototype devices easily. Each example contains a detailed description of the relevant program including comments. All these examples can be downloaded from this page as well.

  • A/D conversion and displaying conversion results on LCD.
  • A/D conversion and displaying conversion results on LEDs in binary form.
  • A/D conversion and sending conversion results via USART.
  • Timer 0 and time measurement.
  • Measuring temperature with DS1820 and displaying results on LCD.
  • Examples of SPI communication.
  • Examples of CAN communication.
  • Examples of Sound generation.
  • Sending and receiving data over Ethernet.
  • Sending and receiving data over SPI Ethernet.
  • Detection of button pressed on port B.
  • Displaying text on LCD.
  • Diodes blinking on port B.
  • Displaying text and images on Graphic LCD.
  • Examples of I2C communication.
  • Examples of RS485 communication.
  • Examples of sending and receiving data using Manchester Code.
  • Examples of Sinusoid generation.
  • Examples for SPI Graphic LCD.
  • Examples for SPI Port Expander.
  • Interrupt upon port B state change.
  • Examples for Toshiba T6963 Graphic LCD.
  • Touch Screen demonstration example.
  • Measuring temperature with DS1820 and sending data to a PC via serial communication.
  • Sending data to a PC via serial communication.
  • Creating delay with timer 1.
  • Creating delay with timer 2.
  • Sending data from PS/2 keyboard.
  • One-wire communication with temperature sensor.
  • Reading date and time from PCF8583 Real Time Clock.
  • Examples of reading and writing data to MMC or CF cards.

Package Details

The BIGPIC5 development tool is packed in the protective box along with the relevant documentation and product CD. This box is very resistant to all kinds of damages and shocks. Note: Touch Screen, Pencil, MMC/SD card, DS1820, Serial Cable, LCD and GLCD are not included in the price. The package contains:

  • BIGPIC5 development system.
  • USB cable.
  • CD with software, drivers and examples in C, BASIC and Pascal.
  • Printed documentation includes: BIGPIC5 Manual, PICFlash with mikroICD Manual, mikroICD Manual and Quick Guide for Installing USB Drivers.
Included Compilers

This product is shipped with fully functional demo versions of mikroC PRO for PIC, mikroBasic PRO for PIC and mikroPascal PRO for PIC compilers. All demo versions include a hex output limited to 2k of program words. These compilers come with examples for easy prototype development.

Accessory Boards

Accessory Boards were designed to allow students or engineers to easily exercise and explore the capabilities of the various microcontrollers with peripheral devices such as: ADC, DAC, CAN, Ethernet, IrDA, MP3, RS485 and many more. Click on the image below to find accessory boards that suits your needs. Note: Accessory Boards are sold separately.

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We deliver our products to all countries in the world using following shipping options:

DHL Express Delivery

DHL Express: $25.00 USD for up to 5 Kg, usually arrives in 2-4 business days.

Post Office Delivery

Post Office $25.00 USD for up to 5 Kg, usually arrives in 7-12 business days.

Note: Please contact local office of the chosen courier about delivery service and possible additional charges.

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