Micropro Windows software for PIC programmers K128 and K149F
Upgrading the 'Micropro' PIC programmer software
Downloading and installing FTDI's VCP drivers for Windows
ICSP programming and PIC programmers
PIC programmer hardware tester

Latest Windows software (DIYpack25EP.zip)
No installation required - simply unzip into any folder as required.

For a detailed list of firmware/software changes plus supported and unsupported PICs, please refer to the 'readme-ep.pdf' file.
Click here for previous DIYpacks

Upgrading the 'Microburn' PIC programmer software
Before you can run the latest Microburn Windows software you will need to update the firmware on your programmer kit.

. Download the latest DIYpack.
2. Unzip to any folder you prefer. The folder will contain the latest HEX files for upgrading the firmware on your particular programmer.
3. Use your existing Micropro software to program another 16F628(A) or 16F648(A) chip with the latest HEX file.
4. Replace the 16F628(A) chip on your programmer with the new one.
5. You can now run the latest Microburn software

If you do not have a spare 16F628(A) or 16F648(A) chip then you will need to use a 2nd PIC programmer to re-program the existing chip

Once you are satisfied that the upgrade is working correctly you can remove the old Micropro software by simply deleting the folder or files where it was installed.

Downloading and installing FTDI's VCP drivers for Windows

The USB VCP Windows drivers can be downloaded from the FTDI website at http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm. Select the driver version for the Windows version you are using and the ZIP file will be downloaded. All the programmer kits use the 'FT232BM' chip.

Installation guides are available for installing the VCP drivers. The guides are in PDF format and can be found at http://www.ftdichip.com/Documents/InstallGuides.htm. Once again, simply click on your Windows version.

At the time of writing (December 13th, 2005) the above links were correct. However FTDI may change their website from time to time and the information may move from one page to another. In this case start at the FTDI home page (http://www.ftdichip.com) and have a look around.

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