Programmer for PIC?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Duxthe1, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Duxthe1

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    Sep 27, 2008
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    I recently designed a project around the PIC18LF2525 microcontroller. I installed the software for my K149 programmer on my new computer only to realize that the 18f2525 isn't supported by the K149. What is a good cheap programmer that supports this and other newer chips? Money is a big concern, bells and whistles are not.

    As an aside.... Is there anyone in Denver that has a programmer compatible with the 18F2525 who's willing to help a fellow out? I've got my board 90% soldered and I'm itching to get my code in the chip.
     
  2. AlexR

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    Jan 16, 2008
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    Support for the K149 seems to have evaporated over past couple of years. There was a newer version of software that was written by Jim Robertson and which had support for a good range of PIC18F chips including the 18F2525 but all the links that I had for it now point to ads for ISPs so I assume Jim is no longer in business.

    I would tend to cut my losses, ditch K149 and go for one of the Microchip clone programmers. If its a true clone it will use the Microchip software so there should be on problems about unsupported chips. I use one of the Olimex programmers http://www.olimex.com/dev/index.html and it works like a charm, every time I upgrade MPLAB it automatically downloads the new software to the programmer and keeps it up to date.
     
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