This PIC programmer, from Cana Kit, is a professional, compact USB PIC Programmer offering a 20-pin ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) socket for easy PIC programming. The PIC Programmer is 100% compatible with Microchip's MPLAB IDE, and the PICkit 2 interface, and can program all popular PIC 5V microcontrollers including the PIC16F84, PIC16F628, PIC18F458 and PIC16F877.
This PIC Programmer uses a USB port for power and connection to the computer, as opposed to the traditional serial port, eliminating the need for a separate power supply. The PIC Programmer offers In-circuit programming through a standard 6-pin ICSP connector as well as a built-in 20-pin ZIF socket for easy programming of any PIC of up to 20-pins right on the programmer. Higher pin count PICs can also be programmed, but through the ICSP connection header.
Standalone windows programming software, fully supported by Microchip, is available for download. The firmware of the USB PIC Programmer is also fully updatable as new devices are released and updates to the firmware can be easily downloaded via Microchip's official website.
Find a list of supported PICs on CanaKit's product page.
USB Connection (cable NOT Included)
Posted by Martyn Schofield on 7th May 2013
No shocks it performs 100% and delivery was FAST.
My only gripe is that there is not a custom box to enclose it -shame really.
Posted by Roy on 6th Feb 2012
We do sell silicone bumpers - http://proto-pic.co.uk/silicone-bumpers-set-of-4/
Posted by Jon H on 4th Feb 2012
I have to agree with Andrew's comments, straightforward and easy to use, but a case or mount platform to help make a little more enduring would be useful!
Posted by Andrew on 25th Jul 2011
Compatible with PICKit 2 inside MPLAB - this little programmer is excellent. Has handled everything I've thrown at it.
Would love to have an optional plastic case for it, to give it a more professional look, but that's about all I can fault.