Main Board Template

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Custom Main Board:
Name of Main Board
Program Memory XX kword
RAM XX bytes
Data pins XX

Write an introduction here. Main Board built on a perfboard using a Microchip PIC microcontroller. This is intended for this and that I can't do with official Main Boards. Keep this introduction simple.


  • Based on a PIC16Fxxx
    • XX pin
    • Power supply: XX to XXV
    • Program memory: XX bytes (XX instructions)
    • RAM: XX bytes
    • EEPROM: XX bytes
    • XXkHz-XXMHz internal oscillator
    • Up to XXMHz external oscillator
    • Two 8-bit timers. One 16-bit timer
    • Two CPP/PWM modules
    • 10-bit, XX-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter
    • SPP (SPI, slave I2C, master I2C must be implemented in software)
    • EUSART/SCI/RS-232
    • Dual Analog Comparator module
  • ICSP connector
  • Up to XX data input/outputs
  • One I2C connector with pull-up resistors
  • Two decoupling capacitors

Electronic circuit


Bill of materials:

  • Perforated board of at least XXxXX holes. Individual pads, not copper strips
  • 1x PIC16Fxxx
  • 1x XX-pin PDIP socket
  • 2x 10k, 1/4W resistors
  • 6x Right-angle male headers (usually sold as 40-pin strips)
  • XX straight male headers (usually sold as 40-pin strips) (you can also buy double-row strips)
  • 1x 100uF electrolytic capacitor
  • 1x 100nF ceramic capacitor
  • Some thin wire

Layout: top view
Layout: bottom view


Write here some notes about your Main Board, if necessary. For example:

Both decoupling capacitors can usually be left out of the board, but it's not recommended. They stabilize the voltage from the power supply and filter small voltage peaks/drops. Capacitive or inductive loads such as motors require decoupling capacitors.

The I2C connector and its pull-up resistors can also be avoided when you are certain you won't be using I2C.

There is some empty room at the corners so you can clamp the board somewhere.


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* Sample program for XXXXX custom Main Board
* This program configures all available pins as digital outputs.
* You can check that all digital pins are set at the same voltage as
* the power source using a voltmeter or Module LTIND-A (the LED
* should light up)
* Note: XX (pin XX) is an input-only pin
#include <pic16fxxx.h>
void main() {
	while(1) {
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