USB PIC MCU Programmer and My Old ICD Programmer


If you’re going to use PICs you’ll need a programmer. There are lots of free hardware designs available and the software to control them, such as
* (Hardware) Multi PIC Programmer – http://feng3.cool.ne.jp/en/pg5v2.html
* (Software) WinPic800 – http://www.winpic800.com

And also there are some commercial Programmers available such as,
* Genuine Microchip PK2 –  microchip.com
* Sure Electronics clone – sureelectronics.net
* Junebug PK2 / tutor board –  blueroomelectronics.com

My programmer of choice is Junebug PK2.

Its features
PICKit 2 Compatible Programmer / Debugger & UART tool
1. USB-B connector, provides power and communication for the Junebug, Tutor & target projects
2. Programmer status Power, Target Power & Busy
3. PIC18F2550 preprogrammed with .hex
4. 18F2550 ICP, expansion & PK2 compatible
5. Tutor mode switch see page 6 for details
6. ICD programming / debugging connector (2×5 type)

Here are some photos of it.

Old Inchworm+ ICD2 PIC programmer

About pasanlaksiri

I am K.G. Pasan Laksiri Karunanayake and founder of OptoElectronics.lk. Since 2011 I have specialized in designing custom electronics for industrial applications. Over the years I have engineered a broad range of custom industrial products. When I work with a client I place a very high value on integrity, honesty and clear communication. With years of field experience I have learned that all business relationships are personal relationships. The more I know about the client and his project, the more I can contribute to a successful end product. After I learn about the client requirement I always give them the better understanding and clear picture about, how the end product will function in real world. In addition to the client requirement, I also offer lots of options, features and improvements. And I always very concern about the end product quality.
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