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PICKIT 2 development help on MPLAB or Piklab or any other IDE on a PIC18F2620

Started by ssylee September 2, 2007
I have been trying to use the PICKIT 2 programmer option within MPLAB
IDE, but it seems like the option to do so is disable as shown in
http://imagebin.ca/view/86lX0hhQ.html. I have also tried to update the
firmware of my PICKIT 2 separately on the software provided on the
Microchip website, but it keeps on freezing regularly every time I
have attempted to check my PIC18F2620 to see if it is empty (it's
brand new). The PICKIT 2 software is able to detect my programmer, but
that's about it. Does anyone know what I need to do to activate the
option to use my programmer straight in MPLAB?

I have also looking at open source options, i.e. using Piklab in
Ubuntu Linux for the development. I have looked at http://www.robh.nl/pickit2.php
but haven't tried it yet. Does anyone else have any ideas before
resorting to the hard way?

Thanks!

ssylee wrote:
> I have been trying to use the PICKIT 2 programmer option within MPLAB > IDE, but it seems like the option to do so is disable as shown in > http://imagebin.ca/view/86lX0hhQ.html. I have also tried to update the > firmware of my PICKIT 2 separately on the software provided on the > Microchip website, but it keeps on freezing regularly every time I > have attempted to check my PIC18F2620 to see if it is empty (it's > brand new). The PICKIT 2 software is able to detect my programmer, but > that's about it. Does anyone know what I need to do to activate the > option to use my programmer straight in MPLAB? > > I have also looking at open source options, i.e. using Piklab in > Ubuntu Linux for the development. I have looked at http://www.robh.nl/pickit2.php > but haven't tried it yet. Does anyone else have any ideas before > resorting to the hard way? > > Thanks! >
I found an answer to this in the Microchip forums. It seems that the number of supported devices using the Pickit2 with MPLAB is much less than the number using the programming software supplied with the pickit2. Somewhere on the MPLAB section of the Microchip site is a list of supported devices. Annoying isn't it. Pete
ssylee wrote:
>I have been trying to use the PICKIT 2 programmer option >within MPLAB IDE
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