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Chen Xiao Fan wrote:
> Promate 3 is pretty fast but it costs US$895 so Olin's
> ProProg (US$295) may be a better deal as long as your chip
> is supported (I think most 18Fs/dsPICs are supported by
All the 30Fs are, and most of the mainstream 18F and 16F, but there are
still some missing. I've attached my list of what is not yet supported.
> I have only used PM3 with some 16F chips
> so I am not so sure whether PM3 is much faster than PS+.
> I think Olin should have data for ProProg.
I've usually tried to pay attention to performance within reason. Some
things I thought were just too much trouble for the limited return, like
multiple simultaneous panel writes on a 18F252. Still, I think you'll find
my programmers are a good chunk faster than a Picstart+. I think my
grandmother would be faster toggling in the bits by hand. For example I
remember that I can program a full 16F88 in about 14 seconds, which is twice
as fast as a Picstart+ if I understood Jinx correctly.
When I get back to my real office this afternoon I'll try to run some tests
and publish the results. Actually it would be nice to compare various
programmers. I'll make the HEX files I use available so that we can have a
good apples to apples comparison.
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See also: massmind.org/techref/microchip/devices.htm?key=pic