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good PIC programmer?

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Nigel Goodwin

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Re: PICKIT1

marxmax said:
The PIC KIT1 programmer specified in microchip Aplication notes is designed for programming 8/14 pin devices. Can it be used for programming larger PICs like 16F877A. Currently i am using a JDM based programmer with ICPROG which works perfectly. I build this programmer few months ago, but the thing is it is using the Com port. So now i want to build a progammer with a USB interface so i can use it with my laptop too.

The PICKIT1 is a true USB programmer (the DIY ones aren't), as such the actual programming is done by the PIC onboard (a 16C745 OTP device). In order to program non-supported devices you would have to program a new 16C745 (writing all the extra code required), plus rewrite the PC interface section - not a trivial job!.

If you want to use a USB programmer, I would suggest the DIY ones, as mentioned previously.
 

Yatin

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Hi there,
If you really need it fast then go for Oshonsoft Software download(eval) But is really good for emergency works. Only works for limited PIC's.
Regards
Yatin.
 
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