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Proton PIC® BASIC Development Section, Inc Amicus

Proton Development Suite combines the Proton Plus Compiler with a brand new IDE and Virtual Simulation Environment, creating a PIC® microcontroller BASIC development environment suitable for both hobbyists and professionals. The Proton Development Suite is the result of a collaboration between three British companies that lead their field, Crownhill Associates, Mecanique and Labcenter.

Suitable for all levels of user, from outright beginner to seasoned professionals writing commercial applications, the Proton Development Suite will allow you to develop your code in a brand new IDE, then compile your BASIC program and view the resulting assembly language commented with your own code!

It's simple:

1. Write your BASIC code in the Proton IDE
2. Compile your code with the click of a button
3. Then test your code with the Virtual Simulator, or upload the code to your PIC® microcontrollers using the IDE's programmer integration.

PIC12F1552 , PIC12F1572, PIC16F1614, PIC16F1826, PIC16F1829, PIC16F18323, PIC16F877, PIC16F877A, PIC16LF1829, PIC18F14K50, PIC18F25K20, PIC18F25K22, PIC18F26K20, PIC18F26K22, PIC18F452, PIC18F45K20, PIC18F45K22, PIC18F46K20, or PIC18F46K22 are FREE to use, No License Key is required, just Download and compile for FREE



Proton PIC Basic Development

Proton PIC Basic Development

The Proton Development Suite provides a full complement of applications for PICBASIC development using PICmicro's®.



Amicus is a multifunction development system inspired by the world famous Arduino board.

Amicus18 is a multifunction development system inspired by the popular Arduino board, however, the Amicus18 board uses a Microchip PIC® microcontroller instead of an Atmel AVRtm type.


The Amicus18 Hardware is an open design, the schematics and design data are available for download FREE of charge. Proton Amicus18 Software is FREE to download and is NOT LIMITED in functionality.

What does the name Amicus mean ?
The name Amicus derives from the Latin word Amici, meaning friend. An Amicus is a person who speaks or performs on your behalf. The Amicus18 board will become your best friend, allowing a freedom to perform tasks that you never dreamed possible.