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From: Fred Bloggs
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Subject: Re: Absolute Minimum Development System for PIC12C5XX
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 23:23:35 GMT
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Mike Harrison wrote:
> MPLAB (free) Plus MPLAB-ICD (<$100) will allow all this plus more on the 16F87x parts, on which you
> can do the majority of development work.
> MPLAB-ICD uses the 16F87x series on-chip debug functionality to allow breakpoints etc. It works
> pretty much like an ICE, only slower, but the amount of code you'll be downloading for 12c50x
> functionality will give an assemble/program/run cycle time of a few seconds.
> The differences between this part and the 12c50x can mostly be worked round for development - about
> the only thing that can get slightly tricky is emulating the wake on pin-change facility.
> The ICD will program 16f8X devices but not the 12c50x. The cheapest 'official' microchip programmer
> is Picstart Plus, which programs all of their parts. there are certainly others, probably cheaper,
> but if you want a guaranteed quick plug & go solution it's fine.
Thank you for the tip on that 16F8x- looks like a good way to proof
designs across a variety of parts.
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