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  1. gilfred123

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    hey everybody
    we r work with pic 16F877A........ but we don know how to write the program in it... we don have boot load also ...so if any one can help us how to boot load the pic.. what software can use... how to use that software ... and give the boot load program... and one lcd test program also tel how to burn that also....

    thank a lot
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004

    Boot loader? Didn't know PIC's came with tape drives. The nice people at Microchip have all the information anyone could possibly need on their website. After reading and understanding a few hundred pages, you should be able to program the little guys.

    By the way, you will either need to make or purchase a programmer for the PIC's. Microchip has some good starter kits.
  3. n9352527

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 14, 2005
    There are serial and USB bootloaders available for PICs. Although not all PICs can use bootloader, only newer ones that can write to their own flash program memory.

    The bootloaders make it easier to develop and test programs because you don't need a programmer everytime you want to burn the program and test it. Just load the program to the bootloader which would write it to the flash and then jump to the given start address. Kinda like an ICD without the debugging facility.
  4. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Thanx for the clarification. Hearing "bootloader" puts me in mind of Univac 1206's.
  5. lightingman

    Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    I use Crownhill's PicBasic, It is very easy to use if you don't wish to go the assembler way.The software comes with bootloader HEX dumps for most common PIC's, and can be imported into MPLAB.Once it is in the PIC, it is just a matter of compiling and sending the code as many times as you wish. Daniel...www.picbasic.org