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2021/03/01 01:28:06 (permalink)
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Vpp pin location

I have been designing a PCB and something started bothering me - The Vpp pin for ICSP is always so far away from the data and clock pins.

Does anyone know the historical reason behind this?
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    Re: Vpp pin location 2021/03/01 02:15:53 (permalink)
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    Sorry, don't know the history, can only guess.
    It's on the opposite side of the package on the grandaddy PIC16C54.
    Maybe it's because this was a high power input on the old PIC16C chips.
    On the PIC16F chips it is just a low power indication that programming mode should be triggered. The actual programming current comes from the Vdd pin.
     
     

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