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Introducing: Load-n-Go Handheld Programmer

Wednesday 02 July, 2008

No PC required for PIC® MCU programming, mobile, easy to use in-circuit programmer that supports PIC10, PIC12, PIC14, PIC16, PIC18 and PIC24 MCUs as well as dsPIC® DSCs.....only $199

Load-n-Go is a low cost handheld programmer for use where a PC is not available or convenient. This mobile solution supports all Microchip Flash devices and is ideal for programming in adverse environments. The CCS Programmer Control Software provides a simple user interface to seamlessly allow for loading and storing up to four firmware images. Downloading to targets is a quick button press. Compiler users can power the Load-n-Go via USB and use it as a regular ICD/ICSP™ with the CCS IDE Compilers.

Standard features of the Load-n-Go handheld programmer:

  • 2MB Flash for storing up to four separate programs of 512 KB or less

  • * Note: Larger programs can be loaded if the user does not need all 4 program slots
  • Load-n-Go can be modified to power the target board by adding a jumper to the unit. 5V, 3.3V and 2.5V target Vdds possible

  • New firmware can be downloaded from the web to add support for new devices

  • CCS Programmer Control Software easily steps the user through the process of downloading new firmware and using the unit

  • Runs on 4 AA batteries or 9V DC adapter if power source available

  • Automatic shutoff conserves battery life when not in use

  • Load-n-Go is ideal for anyone searching for a complete In-Circuit Programmer in a mobile package. At $199 the programmer is affordable for even the smallest budgets. Special pricing is available to CCS compiler owners.

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