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Pickit processor 2.0


This article gives a description of an older version of the Pickit processor. It’s intended for users of Pickit 2.0 who have upgraded their Pickit software to a 3.0 version or later.

Refer to the documentation of the Pickit processor 3.0 to learn more about the current version of the Pickit processor, which is 75% lighter and more compact (almost half as large). The Pickit processsor 3.0 is also more rugged and less noisy.


Processor ports

The front side of the processor contains a lid, which can be opened by rotating the lock handle clockwise. A few ports (which are not used by Pickit) and some buttons are located under the lid. In case of a power failure while the computer is on, it will restart automatically when power is restored.

The back side of the processor contains all labeled I/O ports and the power connector, as shown below. In order to connect the processor to a power supply, use the provided IEC cable (C13).


Technical specifications

You can download a CAD file of the Pickit processor 2.0 from the CAD resources page.

  • Processor: 6 cores (12 threads) at 3.7 Ghz

  • 19-inch server: rack compatible (2U)

  • Temperature: -20 °C to 70 °C

  • Vibrations: Operating, 5 Grms, 5-500 Hz, 3 axes

  • IP rating: IP20

  • Humidity: ~95% @ 40 °C (non-condensing)

  • Input Voltage Range: 100 - 240 V

  • Input Current: 50 A @ 115V AC; 100 A @ 230 V AC

  • Input Frequency: 47 - 63 Hz

Power consumption

  • While turned off: 25 W

  • Booting: 115 W

  • Idle: 70 W

  • Heavy processing: 350 W


In case the Pickit processor is positioned vertically and sideways, the air inlet shall not stay at the top. This may affect the ventilation process.