LCD Development Board for PIC18F8490

Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying this development board but have a look at the rest of our development tools. This page is for reference only.

A powerful development board for a powerful processor. The PIC18F8490 comes presoldered and connected to an Olimex segment low-power LCD


  • MCU: PIC18F8490 16KB Flash memory , 768 B RAM memory, LCD driver, 10 bit ADC, PWM, SPI, I2C, EUSART, TIMERS, COMPARATORS, up to 40MHz operation
  • ICSP connector for PIC-ICD2 debugger, or PIC-PGx programmers
  • RS232 connection
  • Status LED with jumper
  • Three user buttons
  • Buzzer
  • 20MHz socketed crystal (may be changed to any value by the user)
  • 32.768kHz crystal
  • Thermistor on board for temperature measurement
  • Extension connector for the unused PIC ports
  • Backup +4.5V battery connector
  • Single power supply: 6V AC or 9VDC required
  • PCB: FR-4, 1.5 mm (0,062"), soldermask, silkscreen component print


  • 76.2x64mm (3x2.5")

Customer Comments

  • Received this with PIC18LF8490 version, somehow demo codes like the kitchen timer on the olimex website doesn’t work. No lcd display after programming it. Any ideas? Or this board needs to be returned?

    • I made a kitchen timer using this board, and posted the code, as well as a hex file. You can download it at (click on “Electronic Gadgets” link on the left), and try it out.
      Note that I did make a few modifications to the board for the LED, speaker, and vibrator that I added. But the LCD and buttons on the stock board should still work with my hex file.

  • As of 2009-Aug-17, the “Demo code” link is broken ( goes to a “document not found” error on the Olimex website).
    It appears that the LCD has a 7-digit, 13-segment (“8” + 3 radial diagonals on top and bottom) area, a 4-digit, 7-segment additional display, and some other indicators. I assume the demo code (once found) documents how to use this stuff.

    • Demo Code link’s fixed. Also added a link to User’s manual and some extra software examples.

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