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'PIC programmer for Mac?'
1995\06\29@165209 by R Duflon

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I'd like to be able to program PIC16Cxx parts from a Mac (and on a budget).
I already own a Parallax PIC16Cxx Programmer for the PC, and am wondering
if anyone has worked out a Mac interface and software, or if the comm
protocol is in the public domain.

Alternatively, recommendations for a Mac based programmer would also be
appreciated.  Thanks for any and all help!

Ray
spam_OUTrduflonTakeThisOuTspamcup.portal.com

1995\06\29@194615 by Reg Neale

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On Jun 29,  1:18pm, R Duflon wrote:
|Subject: PIC programmer for Mac?
| I'd like to be able to program PIC16Cxx parts from a Mac (and on a budget).
| I already own a Parallax PIC16Cxx Programmer for the PC, and am wondering
| if anyone has worked out a Mac interface and software, or if the comm
| protocol is in the public domain.
|
| Alternatively, recommendations for a Mac based programmer would also be
| appreciated.  Thanks for any and all help!
|
| Ray
| .....rduflonKILLspamspam@spam@cup.portal.com
|-- End of excerpt from R Duflon

The Microchip tools will work under SoftPC on a Mac. But, the communications
protocols are different, so the programmer itself cannot exchange info with
the computer.

I attended the Microchip seminar yesterday, and asked if there were any
plans to develop a suite of tools for users with Macs. In response, the
instructor asked all those who would use the Mac tools if they were
available to raise their hands. Only three of us out of about a hundred
and fifty people raised their hands. The instructor said "There, that's
the answer to your question. We aren't going to get into the Mac
development tool business." So it looks like you and I and the rest of
the rest of the Mac users are SOL.

I bought an old XT just for the sole purpose of running MPASM, MPSIM
etc.

Regards,
Reg


*Reg Neale=nealespamKILLspamee.rochester.edu ....standard disclaimer applies...*
*..."Ignorance is a renewable resource."....P.J. O'Rourke............*

1995\06\30@054640 by Karl Grabe

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I've tried running picstart 16b on a mac running SoftPC.
It does work but only on 'fastish' machines like a pb180. Slower machines have
problems with communication timouts.
-Karl

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Date: 6/29/95 16:51
To: Karl Grabe
From: pic microcontroller discussion
On Jun 29,  1:18pm, R Duflon wrote:
|Subject: PIC programmer for Mac?
| I'd like to be able to program PIC16Cxx parts from a Mac (and on a budget).
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1995\06\30@092419 by Reg Neale

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On Jun 30, 12:05am, jory bell wrote:
|Subject: Re: PIC programmer for Mac?
| uChip's comments about not supporting the Mac (recounted below at a
| seminar) seem quite lame given their stubborn use of a totally non-stadard
| serial protocol for their tools. Were it not for this totally unnecessary
| anti-standard, SoftPC (or the DOS-compatability card for the newer Macs)
| would at least get us into the development game without buying Actual
| Wintel hardware.

You're right. This may also interest you: at the same seminar, I prodded
the factory guy about the continuing reports that code protection can be
defeated by various conbinations of pulsing the progr. pin, applying
strange voltages and sequencing them in particular ways. He maintains
that they watch the same traffic, and have never been able to duplicate
any of the claimed results.

Reg


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*..."Ignorance is a renewable resource."....P.J. O'Rourke............*

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