EduKit84 is a PIC16F84A® based educational board dedicated as an option to the MU Beta PIC in-circuit emulator. It allows for debugging of both the simple and complex applications with the PIC16F84A microcontroller.

The combination of EduKit84 board with MU Beta emulator is especially suitable for the beginners who want to learn microcontroller programming. They obtain a combination emulator, programmer and development board with MCU for an affordable price.

PIC programming using EduKit84 and the emulator is efficient, apparent and professional; the user begins with the application software debugging using emulator, then - without need of additional hardware - programs the PIC MCU Flash memory directly in EduKit84 and finally verifies if the software works with the real device, too.

The equipment description:

EduKit84 is primarily intended as an add-on option to the MU Beta emulator. It is possible to use it also separately, but the user must use en external programmer in that case.

The following peripherals are on the board:

  • LED diode
  • 4-digit 7-segment LED display
  • 8 pushbuttons
  • Crystal oscillator
  • Reset button

The board further contains power supply circuits, the mode switch and the connector to the emulator.

EduKit84 has two operating modes selectable by the mode switch. If the switch resides in the 'PIC16F84' position, the emulator is inactive and the peripherals are controlled by the on-board MCU. If the switch is in the 'MU ALPHA' position, the peripherals are under emulator control and the on-board PIC16F84A MCU is held in the reset state. This mode also allows for the on-board device programming.


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Supported devices

  • PIC16F84A


  • Educational board for the MU Beta emulator
  • On-board PIC16F84A programmer
  • Two operational modes available: emulator or real chip control


  • EduKit84 board
  • MU Beta connection cable
  • User's Manual


  • EduKit84 User's Manual (PDF, 317 kB)
  • Software examples in assembler and C:
    • edukit84_examples.zip (ZIP, 130 kB)
    • Overview of software examples for all ASIX boards
    • "Step By Step" Example Projects (ZIP, 11 kB)
      Five examples (Wire, Blink, Blinking, Display, Counter), source files (*.ASM) and IDEA project files (*.IDP). Unzip the file to e.g. C:\Program Files\ASIX\IDEA\Projects\EduKit84\StepByStep directory and use Project -> Open.
    • "Clock" Example Project (ZIP, 9 kB)
      A more complex application example - 24 hour clock, source files (Clock.ASM and *.INC) and IDEA project file (Clock.IDP). Unzip the file to e.g. C:\Program Files\ASIX\IDEA\Projects\EduKit84\Clock directory and use Project -> Open.

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