programming a rfPIC

Started by Scott Lee February 19, 2004
Does anyone know if a rfPIC can be programmed with an inexpensive
programmer (and by inexpensive I mean under 200USD)? It looks like
ICD2 won't do it nor will a PicStart.

I own a Warp-13A and have had luck using it for ICSP on the couple
of chips I've programmed. Ideally I would like to use it to program
rfPICs but after seeing what MPLAB reports for compatiblity when a
rfPIC is selected and the documentation I've seen on uChips' site
I'm a bit concerned it won't work. (I haven't don't a chip yet and
was considering buying a demo board from uChip but I would hate to
shell out 130USD and not be able to program the things.)

--Scott



--- In , "Scott Lee" <midl_man@y...> wrote:
> Does anyone know if a rfPIC can be programmed with an inexpensive
> programmer (and by inexpensive I mean under 200USD)? It looks
like
> ICD2 won't do it nor will a PicStart.

Okay, looking at the docs again it looks like maybe the ICD2 can
program them.

> I own a Warp-13A and have had luck using it for ICSP on the couple
> of chips I've programmed. Ideally I would like to use it to
program
> rfPICs but after seeing what MPLAB reports for compatiblity when a
> rfPIC is selected and the documentation I've seen on uChips' site
> I'm a bit concerned it won't work. (I haven't don't a chip yet
and
> was considering buying a demo board from uChip but I would hate to
> shell out 130USD and not be able to program the things.)

It looks like the development kit includes a "PICkit 1 Flash Starter
Kit" which can program the rfPICs. I'm guessing I will be able to
program them with the Warp-13A via ICSP too.

I first looked at this aspect of the rfPICs during lunch today at
work and I was a bit rushed. Although all looks well now, I'm still
interesting in knowing if anyone has worked with them and if my
assertions are true.

Thanks,
Scott


> Does anyone know if a rfPIC can be programmed with an inexpensive
> programmer (and by inexpensive I mean under 200USD)? It looks like
> ICD2 won't do it nor will a PicStart.

I planned to make Wisp628 compatible with the 30F's, but so far I have
hit the wall when trying to get either a sample or the programming
specifications.

Wouter van Ooijen

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