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Connecting a programmer to a LAB-X board for

in-circuit serial programming

Install the programming software according to the instructions included with your programmer.

Connect your programmer to the LAB-X board using a 10-pin ribbon cable (part# 10CAB). Do not twist or fold the cable to make the connection. The connectors on the programmer and LAB-X boards should line up to allow a straight connection.

If your LAB-X board has a ZIF socket, raise the lever. Insert the microcontroller into the socket on the LAB-X board and lower the lever to lock it into place. Make sure that the notch on the end of the microcontroller is aligned with the lever end of the socket.

If your LAB-X board does not have a ZIF socket, carefully line up the PICmicro® microcontroller's pins with the holes in the socket and press it into place. Make sure the notch on the end of the microcontroller is aligned with the notch at the end of the socket.

Connect a 16VDC adapter (part# ACAD) to the programmer's power jack. You may have different adapters for the programmer and LAB-X board. Make sure you power the programmer with the 16V adapter.

Connect a 12VDC adapter (part# ACADX) to the LAB-X power jack. You must connect power to the LAB-X board in order to program the microcontroller.

Run the programmer software on your computer and use the programming procedure to program the part.*

*The LED indicator on the EPIC will remain lit at half intensity when the EPIC is connected to the LAB-X board. The indicator should light fully when a programming operation is in progress.