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Programming PIC microcontrollers using ds30 bootloader

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 in how-to, PIC by DP

WebWarrior shows us how to program a PIC Microcontroller without a programmer:

Here we specifically target the freely available ds30 bootloader for PIC microcontroller and show you how to program your device without the need of an external programmer. The video below demonstrates programming (burning) of HEX file into a PIC microcontroller using the ds30 Loader Utility.

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2 Responses to “Programming PIC microcontrollers using ds30 bootloader”

  1. Hans de Jong says:

    This is ofcourse with a pre-loaded chip. So you still need to buy a pre-loaded chip (which is you burn is a pain, because these are usually ridiciously expensive) or you need an actual programmer/debugger to program it. And then if you got that in hands reach, why bother with bootloaders?

    • r4k says:

      This is the classic chicken and egg problem. It is unfortunate that so many PICs don’t support serial bootstrap functionality from the factory. Quite a number of other MCUs *can* be programmed with nothing more than a TTL level serial port.

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