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PIC Programmer.

Discussion in 'Electronic Projects' started by Hero999, Jun 18, 2007.

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  1. mister_e

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    LOL, thanks but no thanks - I've already built it!

    Besides I prefer my project anyway as it has a ZIF socket, a built-in power supply and a nice case.

    Perhaps I could build an adaptor for odd pinouts like the PIC10F200 as it would be cheaper than buying a new board but I'd rather avoid PICs like that altogether.
     
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    Alright I'm putting an RS order now so I need to come to a final decision on what PICs to buy.

    For the 8 pin DIP:
    PIC12F508-I/SN
    Order no: 623-0083
    Price: 55p

    For the 18 pin DIP:
    PIC16F54-I/P
    http://www.electro-tech-online.com/custompdfs/2007/09/0900766b80806d04.pdf
    Order No: 623-0213
    52p
    Is this alright? I can't believe it's actually cheaper than the 8 pin DIP!
    What's the catch?

    All prices exclude VAT which is 17.5% in the UK.

    I'll still get a few of the 12F508s anyway as it'll be worth 3p to save me drilling all those holes.
     
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    Unless cost is a big issue I would look at PICs with more features.
     
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    I have not read all through this thread but just wondered why you want to buy a 12f508 - these can only be programmed once. They were popular a few years ago because they were cheap - (often used for chipping playstations).

    Sorry- it is the 12C508 i was thinking of that only can be programmed once.


    Also the 16f54 is even more obsolete than the 16f84 - why don't you just get a 16f628?
     
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    The PIC12F508-I/SN is 0.52 £. It comes in 150 mil SOIC package.
    For the DIP8, look at the PIC12F508-I/P that can be programmed without using an adaptor. It's 0.55 £ as you said, but I've seen that it's out of stock?
     
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    But I thought it was the PIC12C508A, that can only be programmed once?

    The PIC12F508-I/SN is alright, isn't it?

    Because at £1.99, it's over three times as expensive and that's only for the PIC16F628-04/SO, the PIC16F628-04I/SS is £2.36 and I'm not paying that.

    Cost wouldn't be a problem if I only wanted to buy one but I want to get a few so I can practice using them and I don't want to buy expensive PICs in case I ruin them.
     
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    I'll go for that, it doesn't bother me that it's out of stock, i've waited long enough so I don't mind waiting a bit longer.
     
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