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    Which PIC programmer to be used?

    Hello,
    I am planning to buy new programmer of the Microchip for my study purpose. I have already designed a board for PIC16F877A in particular. if i buy PIC KIT 2 or PIC KIT 3, then what are list of controllers that it will support with the provided I am using the same PCB that of PIC16F877A?

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    Re: Which PIC programmer to be used?

    You can update the firware of PICKit 3 to get support for newer devices.



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    Re: Which PIC programmer to be used?

    Which one would be better then PICKIT2 or 3 ?



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    Re: Which PIC programmer to be used?

    I use mikroElektonika's mikroProg for PIC as it is supported by my mikroC PRO PIC Compiler. I use PICKit2/3 very less times. I also have ICD3 which I rarely use as I don't code much in XC Compilers.

    PICKit 3 is newer and hence ofcource better. PICKit2 development is stopped. You won't get firmware updates for PICKit 2 anymore.



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    Re: Which PIC programmer to be used?

    There is an open source project called PIC32prog and the PICkit2 device editor tool which allows you to use PICKIT2 with newer devices, but in general PICKIT3 is easier and faster to use.



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