PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released

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PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released

PICkit 2 Programmer version 2.61 has been released and is available for download on the PICkit 2 page here.

This version is a minor update that corrects a couple critical bugs in v2.60.

Updates include:

Bug Fixes:
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> PIC18F97J60 programming bug in device file v1.60 fixed

> PIC24FJ programming problems introduced in software v2.60 fixed

> Configuration Editor display issue in some Asian editions of
Windows addressed.

Device Support:
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> PIC32MX340F512H is now supported for programming.

See the v2.61 
readme file for more information.


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Version 2.60 includes the following updates:

New features:
- Faster PIC18F6xJxx and PIC18F8xJxx programming.

- Support for Low Voltage Programming of applicable devices. 

- Configuration Word Editor - allows editing of configuration word bits.
Note that for bitfield names and value meanings the device datasheet must be referenced.
This information is not in the PICkit 2 software device database.

- New display options for unimplemented configuration bits. 

- Numerous minor big fixes.

See the PICkit 2 v2.60 Readme file for more information and additional updates.
post edited by PICkit2Dev - 2009/03/26 15:51:32
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    Rob H
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/01/31 01:37:04 (permalink)
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    It would be nice if the Pickit2 page would specify the proper (new) URLs (although you can find the new files with an educated guess!).

    RobH.

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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/01/31 08:18:17 (permalink)
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    There seems to be a problem with the website updating.  The new version can be downloaded directly from these links:
     
    PICkit 2 V2.60 Install
     
    PICkit 2 V2.60 Install with .NET Framework
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/01 09:13:27 (permalink)
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    Please, add support for the PIC32MX340F512. This feature is still missing.

    I can program the chip as "PIC32MX340F256" and it works...but, of course, this let the capability to see only half of the avaiable memory.

    tanks in advance.

    Alberto Donda, Italy.
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/01 09:33:56 (permalink)
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    Please, add support for the PIC32MX340F512. This feature is still missing.

    I can program the chip as "PIC32MX340F256" and it works...but, of course, this let the capability to see only half of the avaiable memory

     
    I'll check into why this part is missing.  In the meantime, you should be able to program it as "PIC32MX360F512L" and see all the memory.
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/06 10:46:52 (permalink)
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    Hi! I have a problem with ver. 2.60. I can't write PIC24FJ64GA002. It works fine with previous ver. 2.55.02.

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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/07 07:40:51 (permalink)
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    Try lower the Vdd down 0.1V a step.
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/07 11:47:42 (permalink)
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    No work sad Only MPLAB or ver. 2.55 can write it.
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/07 20:39:20 (permalink)
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    what's the PICkit 2 firmware version you are using?
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/08 02:57:52 (permalink)
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    Firmware ver. 2.32
    post edited by Id - 2009/02/08 03:34:50
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/08 07:37:26 (permalink)
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    Isn't this the same the V2.55?
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/08 09:36:58 (permalink)
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    No
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/10 11:02:19 (permalink)
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    Hi! I have a problem with ver. 2.60. I can't write PIC24FJ64GA002. It works fine with previous ver. 2.55.02.


    I'm not able to reproduce this issue.  I see no issue programming this part with v2.60.

    Note that recently the initial MCLR programming mode entry pulse for all Microchip programmer tools was standardized at 500us.  This is significantly shorter than it used to be.  If there is significant loading or capacitance on the MCLR signal the shorter pulse may cause problems.
     
    Edit: I have been able to reproduce the issue on another PC system.  In addition to getting "programming failed", I also get a VPP error.  LD, do you also get a VPP error?
    post edited by PICkit2Dev - 2009/02/10 18:53:10
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/10 17:28:20 (permalink)
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    Can you post part of your schematic?
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/11 07:52:51 (permalink)
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    Yes, i also get a Vpp error.
    post edited by Id - 2009/02/11 07:58:57
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/16 09:42:10 (permalink)
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    Hi,
     
    I was trying to dowload the PICkit 2 V2.60 Install with .NET Framework from microchip website but it's giving some problem. I tried the link provided in this support forum thread aswell, but i was not successful.
     
    When i open the file using winzip/winrar it gives me a error message "unexpected end of archive". I believe there is a problem with the microchip website for this particular download.
     
    Can you please help me to provide the working link where i can download the .NETframework for PICkit 2 V2.60
     
    Also, let me know whether i can use older version of .NET framework (v2.40a) to run latest version PICkit 2 v2.60. Worst case i can try this as i have a copy of .NET framework v2.40a
     
    My ultimate objective is to use Logic Tool/UART Tool from V2.60, hence i tyring for this.
     
    Thanks & Regards
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/16 10:08:34 (permalink)
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    It was working and is working. That's how I get my copy.
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/16 14:44:15 (permalink)
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    I tried 2.60 to program a PIC18F6722 but was having erratic failures. With the same hardware setup, all was good when I reverted to 2.55.
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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/16 17:47:37 (permalink)
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    I have a similar problem, I report it.
    (URL)
     
    When I imported it and wrote in it after I read a firmware with PICkit 2, and having exported a file once to take the backup of the firmware of PICkit 3, an error occurred when verify.

    The 16F series(e.g. 16F88) does not have any problem.


     

     
     

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    RE: PICkit 2 Programmer Software v2.61 Released 2009/02/16 17:54:27 (permalink)
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    It is quite interesting to write or read a PICKit 3 chip by a PICkit 2.
    Have you tried lower the PICKit 2 Vdd for 0.1 V a step? we found this trick to make PICkit 2 "erase" and "write" working on the PIC24Fs and dsPIC33Fs. Not sure what's the reason, but it does work every time when I get an issue. Sometime I have to lower the Vdd from 3.3V to about 3.0~2.9V to make it stable. I also noticed at 3.3V, I almost got 100% failure rate, but with 3.2V to 2.9V, everything seems working fine.

    I don't understand what's the trick about this 0.1Volts drop on Vdd.
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