A newer device is available. Please consider PIC16C925. This powerful (500 nanosecond instruction execution) yet easy-to-program (only 35 single word instructions) CMOS OTP-based 8-bit microcontroller packs Microchip's powerful PIC® architecture into a 64- or 68-pin package. PIC16C923 features an integrated LCD driver module - capable of driving 32 segments and 4 commons for LCD display. The synchronous serial port can be configured as either 3-wire Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI™) or the 2-wire Inter-Integrated Circuit (I²C™) bus. Easily adapted for handheld meters, thermostats, home security and power/gas/water meter products.
Please consider this device PIC16C925
The MPLAB® PM3 Universal Device Programmer is easy to use and operates with a PC or as a stand-alone unit, and programs Microchip's entire line of PIC® devices as well as the latest dsPIC® DSC devices. When used standalone, data can be loaded and saved with the SD/MMC card (not included).
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