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melabs Field Programmer 4.60
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Price: $119.95
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  • Reads Files from SD/MMC Cards
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)
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All the features of our PC-based programmers can now be carried in the palm of your hand! Use the familiar melabs Programmer software to create a memory card with option settings, configuration data, and program code. Slip the memory card into the melabs Field Programmer and you're good to go - anywhere!

Note: The Field Programmer requires a memory card with the FAT16 file system. Only cards in the capacity range of 64M to 2G are compatible.

The Field Programmer draws power from the target board via the in-circuit programming connector. A power adapter is available for production programming using any of our extensive line of programming adapters. more info...

More than 500 PIC microcontrollers are supported! Support for future devices can be added via FLASH firmware updates.

Programming Adapters: We offer an extensive line of programming adapters that allow you to program devices in DIP, Surface Mount, and PLCC packages. To find an adapter to fit the part/package that you need to program, see our Programming Adapters section. In order to use the melabs Field Programmer with a programming adapter, you must connect the Power Adapter for melabs Field Programmer.

In-Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP): The melabs Field Programmer is designed to program PIC MCUs in-circuit. To use this feature, your target board must have some means of connecting to the 10-pin header on the programmer. If the ICSP connection on the target board does not have a connection to power, the melabs Field Programmer Power Adapter is required.

Software: The programmer includes software for Windows 7/8/10.  This software is identical to that which runs all melabs programmers.  The melabs Field Programmer requires a special file to be stored on a memory card.  The software allows you to open a standard-format hex file, set options and configuration, then create the field programmer file and save it.

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", PICBASIC™, or PICBASIC PRO™.

The same software that controls the melabs Field Programmer can be used with all models of our programmers, including EPIC parallel port programmers and melabs U2 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 function of the programmer. You control what areas of the device are erased, programmed, and verified. All applicable options are saved with the field programmer file on the memory card.

The programmer's firmware can be upgraded electronically via the memory card. 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.

melabs Field Programmer Features:

  • Powered from ICSP connection or optional power adapter
  • Dual-color indicator shows ready/busy states and flashes error codes
  • 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 (after conversion using the supplied software)

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

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