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mplab combatible programmer

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mplab 7.62

does anybody have an mplab compatible programmer circuit??? Preferably on which works even on laptops. (i.e. even using usb to serial converters)

I built the ICD2 clone found on this forum and it works great with my PC. However, I know somebody who built it and it did not work well with the USB/ serial adapter, using a laptop.

The PICkit 2 with the latest firmware is an excellent PIC programmer and debugger (MPLAB 7.62)
It's simple, fast and USB.

Hi, tijoseymathew,

The one that today have better support is the ICD2, if you search in this forum or in the google for ICD2 clone, you will find it, but it need 2 PICs for the USB version and most of the clones only support the 5V PICS

Another programmer that are better every day is the PICkit2, is a low cost programmer debugger, you can find the schematic of PICkit2 in is manual ;-) and all the firmware and source code about PICkit2 in microchip site. With MPLAB v 7.62 the PICkit2 already support a good number of PICs.

i wanted to build pickit2 but the problem is i cant find many of the components in my part of Inida. like the schottky zener EEPROM etc..

You can skip the EEPROMs in the PK2 design. You will need at least one Shottky diode though. Did you even bother to look at the Junebug schematic in the other thread?

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