The PICkit 2 Starter Kit contains a PICkit 2 Microcontroller Programmer and a
PICkit 2 Low Pin Count Demo Board containing a PIC16F690 PDIP for getting started
with programming baseline and midrange flash microcontrollers. PICkit 2 takes
advantage of Microchips Full-Speed USB device, thereby significantly speeding up
development programming. The PICkit 2 Low Pin Count Demo Board supports 8-, 14-,
and 20-pin PICmicros. In addition to the PIC16F690, the board comes with 4 LEDs,
a pushbutton, and a pot. Also included are 12 lessons to help get developers up
to speed quickly on programming PICmicro MCUs.
It can program a large range of PIC chips from the
PIC10, PIC12, PIC16, PIC18 and PIC24 families. Additionally it is firmware upgradeable,
and Microchip regularly releases new firmware to support new PIC chips.
For more information, and a list of chips currently supported, see
It takes advantage of Microchip’s Full-Speed USB device, significantly speeding
up development programming.
Included in this package is the PICkit 2 Programming Software, the MPLAB
IDE Software, an A to mini-B USB cable, Demo board, lessons for programming PICmicro
MCUs, and more.