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'Building Adapters for EPIC Plus Programmer ????'
2000\04\21@103015 by John Albers

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I own a EPIC Plus Pocket PIC Programmer (Micro Engineering Labs) .  I have been currently using it to program 16F84 chips.  The only socket on the programmer is a 18 pin NON-ZIF socket.  The programmer has a 2 x 5 header that allows adapters to be connected to the programmer.  I didn't want to pay $34.95 for their 18 pin ZIF adapter, so I made my own.  All I had to do was route the various signals off of the 2 x 5 header to the appropriate ZIF socket pins (no components were necessary).

I have a theory that there are no components on any of the adapter boards that Micro Engineering Labs sells except for the ZIF socket and that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off of the 2x5 header to the appropriate pins of the ZIF socket.

Assuming the the EPIC programmer supports a certain PIC, I would assume that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off of the programmer to the correct pins on the PIC.  Has anyone else tried to do this?  If so, what would be the pin connections for other types of PICs such as PIC16C74A and PIC16C57 ?

Any help would be appreciated?  Thank You.

2000\04\21@135110 by Dale Botkin

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On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, John Albers wrote:

> I own a EPIC Plus Pocket PIC Programmer (Micro Engineering Labs) .

Me too.  Nice one, other than the lack of a ZIF socket.

>  Assuming the the EPIC programmer supports a certain PIC, I would
> assume that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off
> of the programmer to the correct pins on the PIC.  Has anyone else
> tried to do this?  If so, what would be the pin connections for other
> types of PICs such as PIC16C74A and PIC16C57 ?

Yep.  And it works.  I've used the header for in-circuit programming.  All
you need to know is what pins are used for MCLR/Vpp, data, clock, Vss and
Vdd, connect it up and off you go.  The pins for each processor can be
found in the data sheet, in the programming section.

Dale
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2000\04\21@141442 by rottosen

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Simple adapters will work for the PIC's that have serial programming
capability. The PIC16C74 does but the PIC16C5x series parts do not.

John Albers wrote:
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> I own a EPIC Plus Pocket PIC Programmer (Micro Engineering Labs) .  I have been currently using it to program 16F84 chips.  The only socket on the programmer is a 18 pin NON-ZIF socket.  The programmer has a 2 x 5 header that allows adapters to be connected to the programmer.  I didn't want to pay $34.95 for their 18 pin ZIF adapter, so I made my own.  All I had to do was route the various signals off of the 2 x 5 header to the appropriate ZIF socket pins (no components were necessary).
>
> I have a theory that there are no components on any of the adapter boards that Micro Engineering Labs sells except for the ZIF socket and that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off of the 2x5 header to the appropriate pins of the ZIF socket.
>
>  Assuming the the EPIC programmer supports a certain PIC, I would assume that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off of the programmer to the correct pins on the PIC.  Has anyone else tried to do this?  If so, what would be the pin connections for other types of PICs such as PIC16C74A and PIC16C57 ?
>
> Any help would be appreciated?  Thank You.

2000\04\21@203816 by Randy A.

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John:

Your theory can now be stated as fact.  I have the EPIC Plus and I also have
a genuine Micro Labs adapter for the 40 pin devices and there are NO other
components on the adapter board other than the ZIF socket and the header with
ribbon cable.

Hope this is some help.

Randy A.

2000\04\22@095424 by paulb

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John Albers wrote:

>  Assuming the the EPIC programmer supports a certain PIC, I would
> assume that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off
> of the programmer to the correct pins on the PIC.  Has anyone else
> tried to do this?  If so, what would be the pin connections for other
> types of PICs such as PIC16C74A and PIC16C57 ?

 Look for a message from Jim Robertson and check his site - it included
adapter connections.  A PIC16C5x doesn't support serial programming and
I suspect never did function with this programmer at any stage.
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       Paul B.

2000\04\23@020239 by Jim Robertson

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At 01:16 PM 4/22/00 +1000, you wrote:
>John Albers wrote:
>
>>  Assuming the the EPIC programmer supports a certain PIC, I would
>> assume that all I would have to do would be to route the signals off
>> of the programmer to the correct pins on the PIC.  Has anyone else
>> tried to do this?  If so, what would be the pin connections for other
>> types of PICs such as PIC16C74A and PIC16C57 ?
>
>  Look for a message from Jim Robertson and check his site - it included
>adapter connections.  A PIC16C5x doesn't support serial programming and
>I suspect never did function with this programmer at any stage.
>--
>  Cheers,
>        Paul B.

Well, you can stop looking ;-)

http://www.new-elect.com/adapters.htm

I never have listed connections for the epic to various adapters but anyone
of my adapter wiring charts is half useful as it lists the connections to the
PIC at least. The Epic side connections are easy enough to figure out.

So far there has been good and accurate advice on this thread. You can make
your our adapters for all the PICs except the 16C5x family with just wires,
connectors and sockets, no other parts needed.

Oh, also, The 17Cxxx parts  will require an oscillator but I take it we are
not interested in these pics in this discussion.
Regards,

Jim Robertson
NEWFOUND ELECTRONICS
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