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AN258

Title:
Low Cost USB Microcontroller Programmer The building of the PICkit™ 1 FLASH Starter Kit
Name:
AN258
Date:
03/14/2004
Author:
Reston Condit
Description:
The PICkit™ 1 FLASH Starter Kit is a low cost programmer for Microchip's 8/14-pin FLASH microcontrollers. On the surface, the PICkit 1 is an easy to use programmer. What may not be so obvious to its user is the PICkit 1 is also a useful design example illustrating primarily two things: (1) a Windows®-based low speed USB application and (2) a simple boost power supply design. This application note discusses all aspects of design that went into creating the PICkit 1. This application note will explore in detail the hardware design, Windows-based software, and PIC16C745 firmware. The following is a list of features that make the PICkit 1 a useful design example.
Keywords:
AN258, PICkit, USB, boost, Visual Basic, HID, FLASH, Starter Kit
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