The MAXQ2000 is a powerful, low-cost, low-power microcontroller with considerable peripheral support for many applications. With the support of Rowley Associates’ powerful CrossWorks tools for the MAXQ development enviroment, complex applications can be written in C and debugged. The application note shows how to set up the MAXQ2000 Evaluation Kit and get started using the CrossWorks tools. As an application, a simple running counter on an LCD illustrates the functions of both the MAXQ2000 Evaluation Kit and CrossWorks.