Amicus is a multifunction development system inspired by the popular Arduino board, however, the Amicus board uses a Microchip PIC microcontroller instead of an Atmel AVRtm type.
Extension boards add functionality to the Amicus, these boards are known as shields. A shield is a PCB that fits over the Amicus board and provides extra functionality, such as Ethernet, Motor control, LCD, Smartcard, GPS, GSM etc…
Amicus is supported by an integrated development environment (AMICUS IDE).
- Proton Basic source code editor – with colour syntax highlighter
- Compiler – Full version of Proton Basic for the PIC Microcontroller with full integration to MPLAB for debugging, if required.
- Programmer – automated programming of the Amicus Board – no external programmer required.