PIC16F84 and PIC16F84A-20/P

Started by justinwoodman October 25, 2004


I have a programmer that can handle the PIC16F84. It is a kit from
ramsey:
http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/cgi-bin/commerce.exe?preaddtion&key=PIC1
I would like to know if I could program PIC16F84A-20/P's with it. I
would buy them from jameco if that matters.
Thank you,
Justin Woodman





It only lists 3 useable pics for that programmer :-(

The 16F84A might program with the unit and then again it might not...
there may be some programming differences between the 2 pics even
though they are basically the same chip.

Send an email to ramsey and ask them..they probably know.

The 16F84/A is pretty much obsolete now anyway... the replacement
is the 16f628A ... it is cheaper and more powerful.

You can pick up a complete pic programming package that can handle
most all of the pics for just 20.95 and that includes the shipping.

http://www.sparkfun.com/shop/ look under the starter packages for the
PG2C.

It comes assembled with the programmer,icsp cable,serial cable and one
16f628 pic chip.... may not be a good choice if you use a laptop PC
though.

I bought a programmer for 59.95 (assembled and with zif socket)
from carls electronics and it is superb!
http://www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/prog/ck1711.htm

Glitchbuster has the 16f84A at 4.67 but the much better 16f628A is
2.24 ... the older less able chips are all more expensive you see.
http://www.glitchbuster.com/

A good tutorial on programming the 16f628a is here
http://www.winpicprog.co.uk/pic_tutorial.htm

p.s. I'd buy from glitchbuster instead of jameco..he has great prices
and a 1.85 flat shipping fee no matter what you buy. --- In , "justinwoodman" <justinwoodman@y...>
wrote:
>
>
> I have a programmer that can handle the PIC16F84. It is a kit from
> ramsey:
>
http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/cgi-bin/commerce.
exe?preaddtion&key=PIC1
> I would like to know if I could program PIC16F84A-20/P's with it. I
> would buy them from jameco if that matters.
> Thank you,
> Justin Woodman