Programming PIC18F**K** Series

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by FunkiiMunkii, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. FunkiiMunkii

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    Sep 16, 2008
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    I have been programming PICs for quite some time with a simple JDM programmer using DL4YHF's WinPIC software. However, recently I wanted to program a 18F26K20 which is not natively supported by WinPIC. Even though the WinPIC FAQ says new devices can be added by changing the device configs, I don't think adding support for the K series is this simple. Considering the fact that the JDM programmer I have (http://i9.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/ff/d6/d513_1.JPG) was designed to program 5V PICs, I don't think it would be safe to program a 3.3V PIC, right?

    My question is essentially this: Can I simply change the device config and expect to program the 18F26K20 with my existing JDM programmer? If not, what are some cheap alternative programmers that can handle the K (and maybe J) series?
     
  2. nanovate

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    May 7, 2007
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    The pic18f26k20 is 5V tolerant and the ICSP Module is HV type (VPP can tolerate up to 13.5V) so you might be able to do it.
     
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