View Full Version : MPLAB IDE and this programmer
08-23-2008, 05:44 PM
will this programmer work with mplab ide?? just wondering.
08-25-2008, 09:53 AM
I purchased THIS ONE (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kit-149-40-ZIF-USB-Interface-Microchip-PIC-Programmer_W0QQitemZ310077832382QQcmdZViewItem?has h=item310077832382&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C2 40%3A1318&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14) off ebay.
I know it's different, but this is how I have to do it:
- I use MPLab IDE to write/compile the PIC code
- Convert and save it as a .hex file
- Use the software that came with the PIC Programmer to load the .hex file to the PIC.
MPLab IDE does not load the files directly to the PIC, but I use it to compile, test, and write the programs that will go on the PICs. I know that MPLab will recognize some of the mainstream programmers, but even if it doesn't recognize it, the programmer should come with software to load the files to the chips.
08-25-2008, 10:03 AM
You can also use MPASMWIN.exe, which comes with the MPLAB package, to compile your already written source files. IMO, it is quite a bit simpler and quicker to use than the IDE. All you have to do is select the source file and the PIC that is being used, and leave all of the other options at their default, and it generates the .HEX file.
08-25-2008, 11:27 AM
ok thanks guys after i figured out how to use the software that came wit it it was pretty easy.
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