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New Cana Kit PIC Programmer - MPLAB

Postby rpcelectronics » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:35 am

The new Cana Kit PIC Programmer looks nice, but I am wondering if it can be controlled through MPLAB like the Olimex. They mention there is standalone software for it, but keeping the MPLAB integration is nice and really speeds up development.

I looking for any way to get away from Olimex programmers :D
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Re: New Cana Kit PIC Programmer - MPLAB

Postby leon_heller » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:55 am

Get a PICkit 2 or 3.
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Re: New Cana Kit PIC Programmer - MPLAB

Postby waltr » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:16 am

leon_heller wrote:Get a PICkit 2 or 3.

These just work, are supported by Microchip and are cheap so why bother with something else.
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Re: New Cana Kit PIC Programmer - MPLAB

Postby JonChandler » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:49 am

Once again, I whole-heartedly agree with Leon. Go with the PICkit!

If you have some reason to program loose chips, they are a number of ZIF-socket adapter boards on ebay for the PICkit.
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Re: New Cana Kit PIC Programmer - MPLAB

Postby riden » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:31 am

It looks like they designed the programmer to look like a PICKit2 to the Microchip software, so I would categorize it as a PICKit2 clone with ZIF sockets. If the ZIF sockets are the draw, you can buy a PICKit for $35 and add 28 pin and 40 pin ZIF sockets for $7 total from SparkFun and you'll be ahead of the game knowing that MicroChip has to get the programmer right otherwise you can't use their chips.
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