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PIC programer

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers' started by davidbball13, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Krumlink

    Krumlink New Member

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    A PICkit2 and Junebug are way better than the winpic800. When i googled the winpic800 all I got were failure stories :)

    As for AVR I hear that the dragon is not bad.
     
  2. futz

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    You're comparing software with hardware. Your comparison makes no sense.

    Winpic800 is programmer software for an ancient Tait-style PIC programmer.

    PICkit 2 is a programmer/debugger (hardware). Junebug is a PICkit 2 compatible programmer/debugger (hardware). Both are operated by the MPLAB IDE software.
     
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  3. Krumlink

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    I googled Winpic800 and that was all I got out of it.
     
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  5. futz

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    Well, I don't think the Tait is much used anymore. It connected to the parallel port of the PC and programmed the PIC in LVP mode (if I've googled correctly). :p

    Winpic800 is one version of software used to program PICs with it.

    The AVR Dragon is excellent. IMHO it's the best programmer/debugger there is for newer model AVR's. If you need to work with older model chips you'll need an STK-500 or one of the other programmers though. Dragon support for older chips is nonexistent.
     
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    I think it is better to use a pickit2 or a clone of that
     
  7. Nigel Goodwin

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    No, the standard David Tait programmer was an HV programmer, and is the one most non-processor PIC programmers are based on.
     

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