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Burning a PIC?????

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Darrin, Jul 6, 2004.

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  1. Darrin

    Darrin Guest

    I have a "ChipMax" Device Programmer (Parallel Port Interface) and would
    like to program a PIC16F84. MPLAB does not support this device. Any ideas as
    to how I can use ChipMax to program the PIC??? Tks/ Darrin
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Basically, you have to get or write software. What can you find from the
    people you got the device from?

    According to the supported devices, it supports the PIC16F84. You may
    need a software upgrade for the programming software, or maybe new rom
    for your programmer. I'd contact the manufacturer to find out for

    Bob Monsen
  4. Clint Sharp

    Clint Sharp Guest

    Errrm, can't he just save the compiled file and then open it with the
    Chipmax programmer software, or am I being incredibly simplistic here?
    Read the question, he wants to use the chipmax with MPLAB, he never said
    it didn't support the chip.
  5. I think he was asking for help programming the device, not asking how
    to use MPLAB to do it. He simply said MPLAB doesn't support it
    directly (which it doesn't,) and was asking for suggestions. My
    suggestion was that the manufacturer claimed to support the chip, and
    contacting the MFG of the programmer is probably his best bet,
    although he might need a software upgrade. MPLAB puts out some kind of
    a hex format, which might be usable by the programming software. The
    MFG will know.

    There are usually two parts to the programming process, the first
    being assembly (or compilation) which usually produces some kind of
    intermediate file, and the second being the actual writing to device.
    MPLAB is a tool which supports assembly into an intermediate file, and
    which additionally has some support for a few microchip programming
    devices. However, I don't recall the ChipMax being one of them, so was
    suggesting he use the manufacturer's programming software.

    Bob Monsen
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