[sdiy] MPLAB PM3

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri May 6 00:50:45 CEST 2016

On Thu, May 05, 2016 at 07:08:15PM +0100, Rob Spencer wrote:
> <RANT>
> So I’ve decided to use a PIC25FJ64GB002 chip for a project and decided to be a good citizen and buy into the MPLAB ecosystem by forking out £711.29 for a PM3. The one in the photo on the RS site has a universal adaptor, however it turns out the adaptor is an extra £152.75.
> That adaptor has now arrived, but it turns out it’s the wrong one for this particular chip, the one I need is an extra £180!!!
> So by choosing a cheaper PIC chip, it’s actually costing me near on £1k just for the programmer!!
> I’m hoping someone can set me straight and point me in the right direction so I can return this junk!
> </RANT>


The lack of a Free-as-in-speech toolchain and weirdass programming requirements always put me off PIC stuff.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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