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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardjack
    @debu :
    you may be right in the sense that released source code is not open-source per se but may be free to be used only for Microchip products.
    This is an example of a geek's sense of humour... A Microchip programmer has to be used with a Microchip product, of course! :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardjack
    Microchip hasn't released the latest firmware version sources. Maybe thatz because they want to avoid the direct competition with folks making cheap clones.
    Microchip has absolutely no problem in third-parties selling their low cost programming hardware copied from their site. They are in the business of selling ICs, that is where the money comes in from. The thought is that as long the development tools are free or low cost, this will attract users into using their microcontrollers. In fact, I think they lose money on their development tools - these are good, the support is great, the pricing is very reasonable. PICkit 2 is just $35 while PICkit 2 clones sell for more.
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    Also do you guys think that a ZIF socket is required ? ZIF just incresese costs .

    As most of the IC's being targeted has ICSP interface .
    Vikas Patial

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    I don't think we need a ZIF

    I have the USB AVR prog from robokits and never felt the need for a ZIF

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    ZIF socket cost Rs 50 here in Mumbai per piece . If you want I will be in Delhi next month I can get them in bulk and I guess we will get good discount. any ways you can offer the programmer without the ZIF as well

    or there could be an additional plugable board with the ZIF sockect and those who wish to have a ZIF socket could buy that extension board.


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    I think ill skip the ZIF socket .

    If i plan to make it at Rs 200 ZIP dose not allow it .
    Vikas Patial

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    One thing I don understand:

    How do we connect the programmer with the chip ?
    For portability?
    Never give up!

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    Vikas,

    Am back after a long time.
    Won't ICSP be better?

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    Great to have you back ICE , We had a great time when we started all this ...

    You me and Rao ...

    Anyhow the programmers will be ICSP . No high voltage stuff .
    Vikas Patial

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    Hi,

    Check out the latest fusion from eNTesla. An AVR Programmer which also doubles as a USB- Serial Converter.

    http://bit.ly/avr_prog

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