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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Rubicon, Jan 10, 2004.

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  1. Rubicon

    Rubicon Guest

    Hello,

    I'm looking at getting an entry level pic programmer and have a few
    questions I hope you can answer.

    I've read that the 16F84A Pic is considered the amateur standard, is
    this still so? If not what is or soon will be?

    The local electronic shops have few Pic programmers but the one below
    is currently available. What is your opinion of it for entry level?
    Are there features that it should have to make life easier?
    http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_30668/article.html

    This programmer has no software and though I've read some FAQs and
    such I'm unsure what software is best for the rank beginner. The
    programmer page does refer to recommended software but doesn't specify
    it.

    Cheers,

    Andrew.

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  2. Andrew,

    Can't have an opinion about the programmer you mentioned. Not enough
    information. Have a look at
    http://www.voti.nl/
    IMHO it provides all you need.

    petrus
     
  3. Dion

    Dion Guest

    The best option for you as a beginner is the official pickit1 from
    microchip.
    It has a programmer which connects to the pc via the usb port hence no
    need for external power supplies. It works with the latest generation of
    pics i.e. 12F675 and 16F670/6 which are very powerfull.
    p.s. note that the programmer is usb - not the above pics.
    Dion.
     
  4. Byron A Jeff

    Byron A Jeff Guest

    -
    -Hello,
    -
    -I'm looking at getting an entry level pic programmer and have a few
    -questions I hope you can answer.
    -
    -I've read that the 16F84A Pic is considered the amateur standard, is
    -this still so? If not what is or soon will be?

    It's obsolete. Take a read of my 16F84 is obsolete page:

    http://www.finitesite.com/d3jsys/16F628.html

    In the 16F family the 16F88 is probably the absolute best of the bunch. In
    the 18F family the 18F1320 is a nice part in the 18 pin package.

    BAJ
     
  5. Rubicon

    Rubicon Guest

    Thankyou all for your replies.

    Andrew.

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