I have a programmer that can handle the PIC16F84. It is a kit from
I would like to know if I could program PIC16F84A-20/P's with it. I
would buy them from jameco if that matters.
PIC16F84 and PIC16F84A-20/P
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
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
I bought a programmer for 59.95 (assembled and with zif socket)
from carls electronics and it is superb!
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.
A good tutorial on programming the 16f628a is here
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...>
> I have a programmer that can handle the PIC16F84. It is a kit from
> 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