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Need schematic to make programmer for PIC18 series

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by johannblake, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. johannblake

    johannblake Guest

    I want to build my own hardware programmer to program the Microchip
    PIC18 series of devices. I want to use the parallel port or possibly
    the USB port. I don't want to use the serial port because they are now
    obsolete and no longer ship on newer computers. USB-to-Serial adapters
    cannot be used because programmers like IC-Prog and WinPic cannot work
    with these "virtual" serial ports - they need "real" serial ports.

    Do you know where I can find a schematic on the Internet where I can
    build my own. It would be nice if one of the well-known programming
    applications like IC-Prog or WinPic are capable of communicating with
    this hardware. If not, then perhaps you can suggest another software
    app that can.

    Thanks for your help
    Johann Blake
    johannblake, Dec 22, 2005
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  2. johannblake

    NewsGroup Guest

    In the winpic FAQ there is a circuit diagram for a parallel port programmer.

    NewsGroup, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. Just buy the Microchip ICD2. It's really worth its money and will save you
    lots of headache. THe real value is that you can not only program the chips
    but also debug them - and this is a real timesaver.

    The MPLab software is free.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen

    Frank-Christian Krügel
    Frank-Christian Kruegel, Dec 22, 2005
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