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ICSP for PIC microcontroller using USB

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by at89atbits, Sep 24, 2014.

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  1. at89atbits

    at89atbits

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    Hi,
    I am a bit confused as to how the ICSP circuit functions.
    Like I read on a few websites where the working of the 6 pins and its connections are explained.
    But I want to program the PIC finally from the USB port of my laptop
    and i am using ICSP so that I don't need to remove the micro controller out of the circuit for loading the program
    But I am confused how the ICSP is supposed to be inferfaced with the USB pins.
     
  2. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    Using a device programmer such as the Microchip PICkit 2 or PICkit 3. There are third party replacements but people seem to have trouble with them. Actually, the PICkit 3 isn't exactly reliable either!
     
  3. at89atbits

    at89atbits

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    No but is there no way to build a circuit around the microcontroller IC such that if we provide a USB port on the circuit, it can directly be programmed?
     
  4. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    You could duplicate the PICkit hardware on each board you make (including copying their firmware)... Or you could design your own programming interface using a micro with a USB interface (and write your own driver and/or application for the PC end)... otherwise I don't think so!
     
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