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Products > Device Programmers > U2 Programmer (USB) > melabs U2 Programmer (programmer board only)

melabs U2 Programmer (programmer board only)
melabs U2 Programmer  (programmer board only) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: U2
Price: $79.95
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Shipping Weight: 0.09 pounds
RoHS Compliant: YES
  • Plastic enclosure available
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)

More than 600 PIC microcontrollers are supported!  Support for future devices can be added via FLASH firmware updates. 

Intelligent voltage regulation allows programming of the new, low-voltage PIC MCUs as well as standard five-volt devices.

The U2 is powered by the USB port.  No additional external power adapter is needed!

See Configuration Choices Here

In-Circuit Serial Programming:  The U2 Programmer is capable of programming PIC MCUs in-circuit.  This allows you to solder the chip to your board before you program it, making both development and production more convenient.  To use this feature, your target board must have some means of connecting to the 10-pin header on the programmer.  The required connections are detailed in our support section.
Automated Programming:  The melabs Programmer Software can be controlled with command-line switches.  This allows you to automate repetitive programming processes for production or development.  You can even disable the graphic user interface (GUI) so that options and settings can't be changed accidentally.  This also makes it possible to perform multiple programming tasks from a batch file or custom application. 
Software:  Software is compatible with Windows 7/10/11.  This downloaded software allows you to control the programmer and set the configuration bits on the PIC.  The software may be run as a standalone application or launched from most program editor/IDE packages like MicroCode Studio.

The melabs programmer software is compatible with the standard Microchip HEX format files.  Any assembler or compiler for PICmicros can be used to create the program, including MPASM, "C", or PICBASIC PRO?.

The same software that controls the U2 Programmer can be used with all models of our programmers, including EPIC parallel port programmers and melabs Serial Programmer.  The software can even control multiple programmers on one computer.

The software allows you to set configuration bits on the PIC with an easy-to-use list of options.  Each configuration option is selectable in a drop-down list.  Configuration data may be read from a hex file or from a PIC.

The consolidated view-memory window lets you view each section of memory in the PIC with a click. 

A formidable list of options allow you to customize the way you interact with the software.  You control what areas of the device are erased, programmed, and verified.  Save mouse clicks with options like "Disable completion messages" and "Erase before programming".

The programmer's firmware can be upgraded electronically with the click of the mouse.  You don't have to worry about whether your hardware is compatible when purchasing a software upgrade.  Any required firmware changes will be included in the purchased upgrade.

Configuration Window

Memory Window

Options Menu

melabs USB Programmer Features:

  • Powered from USB port
  • Fast FULL SPEED USB data transfer
  • HID interface
  • Standard USB cable (Type-A male to Type-B male)
  • Full featured, command-line operation
  • Automatic Vdd and Vpp adjustment for different PIC MCUs
  • Dual-color indicator shows ready/busy states
  • In-Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) connector for interface to project board
  • Full featured software included with support for ICSP-capable PIC MCUs
  • Flash firmware easily upgradeable to add support for future devices
  • Compatible with Microchip HEX format files

Current device support, melabs USB Programmer for Windows 7/8/10/11:

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