'Do-It-Yourself Universal PIC Programmer!!!'
|Do-It-Yourself PIC Programmer:
SPEC: "* Reads, programs, and verifies PIC 16C54, 55, 56, 57,
==== 58, 64, 71, 74, 84 and any other upcoming 18, 28, or
40 pin PIC device which conform to the current PIC
serial programming specification.
* Reads and programs EEPROM device data areas.
* Fully supports user data area and configuration fuses.
* Serial interface to host PC.
* Windows host software available.
* Loads and saves Intel hex , hex text and binary file.
formats produced by Microchip Assembler (MPPASM).
* Host software supports automatic device serialisation."
PRICE: 35 pounds sterling.
SOURCE: ETI (Electronics Today International) magazine May '95.
====== ( This magazine is available in the UK; I don't know
if our non-European friends have easy access to it.
If not, let me know.)
NOTE: This PIC programmer article comes in two parts:
==== ETI May '95 : PIC Programmer Hardware.
ETI June '95 : PIC Programmer Software.
(I haven't seen the Software article yet, but the hardware
looks good: flexible, universal & upgradeable.)
ASIDE: I have no involvement with ETI magazine, except that I've read
===== and enjoyed many of their articles.
Also, I haven't tried Davit Tait's PIC 84 programmmer
but I'll wait until I've read the second part of the ETI
programmer article. Then on comparison I'll decide which
one to build.
I thought I'd post this info now (not having built / tested
the above programmer) to catch those who were considering /
in the early stages of, building a PIC programmer. It could
save a lot of hassle!
I'll let you know how I get on when I do build it.
Chris Madden wrote:
> Do-It-Yourself PIC Programmer:
.... info on Robin Abbott's PIC programmer deleted ...
> Also, I haven't tried David Tait's PIC 84 programmmer
> but I'll wait until I've read the second part of the ETI
> programmer article. Then on comparison I'll decide which
> one to build.
No contest. Robin Abbott's is the one to go for (unless you never
want to use anything but 16C84s, and even then you might prefer to use
the AN589 design with Andy Errington's downloader).
The second part of the ETI article is out now. Robin includes a hex
dump of the 16C57 code used in the programmer. He also gives a
complete description of the serial protocol used to talk to the
programmer - that should also interest Mac and Linux users who don't
mind writing their own host software.
|Chris Madden wrote:
> PRICE: 35 pounds sterling.
Pardon my asking, but about how much is this in US$?
> SOURCE: ETI (Electronics Today International) magazine May '95.
> ====== ( This magazine is available in the UK; I don't know
> if our non-European friends have easy access to it.
> If not, let me know.)
Thanks for posting about the DIY Universal PIC Programmer. It seems
like a great project. If anyone knows how to get ETI in the US, please send
the info to me and/or the list. Otherwise, Chris, could you post the
address of the publisher and any instructions for ordering specific issues?
Alan Schnittman | Electrical Engineer seeking employment | will relocate
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Alan Schnittman wrote:
> Chris, could you post the
> address of the publisher and any instructions for ordering specific issues?
I posted a message about this programmer about a month ago. In this
post I gave an address for a US distributor. I see you have a WWW
browser, so point it at http://me210.Stanford.EDU/luehrb/pic/ and
search for the item titled "Yet another PIC programmer". If you
have trouble doing this let me know and I'll dig out the info
> Anyone know the address of the publisher of the ETI
Nexus Special Interests,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7ST,
Magazine Sales Department,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7ST,
Tel: +44 1442 66551
Fax: +44 1442 66998
US subscriptions and sales:
Wise Owl Worldwide Publications,
4314 West 238th Street,
Tel: (310) 375 6258
Fax: (310) 375 0548
The PIC programmer articles are in Volume 24, Nos. 6 and 7,
i.e. June and July 1995.
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