Is there an open source PIC program for the USB port?

Welcome to usbpicprog, an open source Microchip PIC programmer for the USB port. As the therm “open source” implies, the hardware design, the software and the firmware are all available for download free of charge.

What is the difference between usbpicprog and PC software?

The usbpicprog part of the firmware contains the actual programming algorithms for all the implemented PIC devices. PC software – A wxWidgets based (cross platform) application to communicate with the usbpicprog hardware / firmware. This application is known to function well on Linux, Windows (XP or later) and Macosx.

How many MOSFETs are there in usbpicprog?

The hardware is as simple as possible, the current version only contains one PIC18F2550, 4 mosfets, and besides the connectors a hand full of passive components. On 7 February 2009, Frans Schreuder did a presentation about usbpicprog on the Fosdem, the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting.

What is a PCB firmware?

Firmware – The software that runs on the processor on the PCB. It contains the USB framework, and high and low level functions for PIC in circuit programming.The firmware can also be divided into two parts:

How to install the ZIF socket in the PCB?

It is better to do 1.2 mm holes to facilitate the insertion of the ZIF socket in the PCB. During soldering jump several pins each time, following a spiral line, adopting a sequence that allow to warm-down a pin while you are soldering the next one.

What is K150 PIC programmer?

Overview K150 is a low-cost high-performance PIC programmer supports most popular PIC chip burning(write), read, encryption and other functions, its using high-speed USB communication mode, so that the programming speed is fast, stable and reliable. (average speed is higher than PICSTART + for about 3-5 times).