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Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by pebe, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. pebe

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    What programmer would you recommend for a PIC 12F1571?
    I will probably use this chip only once, so I don't need one with all the bells and whistles.
     
  2. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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  3. Gryd3

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    You can do it properly, or 'make-due' ...
    Usually you can make a programmer with a few spare parts and a serial port on the PC, but the PIC requires a higher voltage than the typical 3.3V or 5V you will be working with.
    You will save yourself a lot of time and parts to simply buy a pickit programmer... or if you are flexible on the MCU you need, buy an arduino. They are cheaper than an AVR or PIC when you factor in 'single project' and 'programmer'.
    If you will be programming more than one MCU, splurge on an AVR or PIC programmer for your chip.
     
  4. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    What do you mean PIC requires higher voltage?
    cheers
    Adam
     
  5. Minder

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    Check to see if Pic-kit 2 will program a 12F1571 there is a stand alone program Picit2 V2.61 that has a digital analyzer etc in it which can be handy.
    M.
     
  6. Gryd3

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    PIC requires a 12V source to enable the flashing process.
    Vpp, provided on pin 1 of the PicKit2 and 3
     
  7. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Not if you use LVP.
    Adam
     
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  8. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    It wont, I checked first to see if it does.
    Adam
     
  9. pebe

    pebe

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    Thanks for your replies and I'll use a PIC-KIT-3 as Adam suggested.
    In the past I have used 12F629/675 and 16F676 and programmed them with a K150 based programmer. Bit it won't work with the newer PICs that have 4digit numbers.
     
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