[sdiy] MPLAB PM3

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Fri May 6 01:31:58 CEST 2016


On 5 May 2016, at 23:50, Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:

> 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>
> 
> STM32...
> 
> The lack of a Free-as-in-speech toolchain and weirdass programming requirements always put me off PIC stuff.

What's "weirdass" about the programming requirements? Plug programmer in, program, go. Seems pretty normal to me.

T.




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