- IEEE 802.3 Compliant
- 10BASE-T Ethernet
- RJ-45 Female Ethernet Connector
- ENC28J60 Ethernet Controller with 25 MHz oscillator and integrated, magnetic RJ-45 connector
- PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board connection interface
- Plug in compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001)
The Ethernet PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board (AC164123) provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing Ethernet control applications. The board is designed for flexibility and can be plugged into Microchip’s Explorer 16 (DM240001) development boards.
The development board is populated with Microchip’s 28-Pin ENC28J60 Ethernet controller which interfaces to the RJ-45 female connector. When used in conjunction with the Microchip TCP/IP stack, the Ethernet PICtail Plus daughter board allows a developer to connect any Microchip 16-bit product to the Ethernet.
To get started, an Explorer 16 development board is required. All Explorer 16 development boards are shipped with connector J5 installed. The Ethernet PICtail Plus Daughter Board should be inserted into the top most socket of J5. The orientation of the Ethernet PICtail Plus Daughter Board should be such that the RJ-45 socket points toward the prototyping area on the Explorer 16 development board. It is possible to insert the Ethernet PICtail Plus Daughter Board into the second top most socket of J5 and use the second SPI module; however, pin remapping in the example firmware will be required.