PIC-MCP is low cost alternative of PicStar+. It's MPLAB compatible and MPLAB recognize PIC-MCP as Picstart+. To operate it needs external power supply 18VDC. PIC-MCP have gold plated 40 pin ZIF socket which accepts all types of DIP PIC microcontrollers. In addition it have ICSP connector and can be used to program all PIC-PxxB prototype boards.
DIMENSIONS: 100x80 mm (3.9x3.15")
SUPPORTED DEVICES: all PIC devices supported by latest MPLAB release without PIC17XXX
FIRMWARE UPGRADE: UPGRADE66x-119 for RS232 upgrades firmware to MPLAB 6.6x