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Offline mdmedlinTopic starter

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Programmers and microcontrollers
« on: March 22, 2009, 07:11:42 AM »
I have access to a BK Precision 864 programmer and a 575A logic tester.  I did not buy these, I just have access to them.  I know that the 864 is obasolete and I may try to finagle our E&I guy to upgrade since all our computers have Vista now, but I digress.  The question that I have is I know that the winevr program is used to program using the programmers on the 50 parts list, but can I use the BK programmer with the code that is supplied, or do I have to write new code? The link to the programmer is here: http://www.bkprecision.com/products/docs/manuals/864_manual.pdf

Thanks again for your support also I tried reading the manual for the tester, will it actually test the IC's with the programms provided, or is that some sort of different test that it runs?
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Re: Programmers and microcontrollers
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 09:02:44 AM »
Hi,

Pp 48, 49 tells you which devices you can program.
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Re: Programmers and microcontrollers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 09:43:53 AM »
Yeah I saw that but I just wanted to make sure that it would be compatible, but for that I guess I would have to know what language the complier uses. 
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Re: Programmers and microcontrollers
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 03:52:27 PM »
Hi,

You either use a binary file or a hexadecimal file representing every byte of the binary file.
Language has nothing to do with it - the code burned into the controller is Machine Code.
Just find out if the programmer you are planning to use wants a binary file or a hex file (most professional programmers use binary files as the default, but can be changed to hex file (beware of the many different hex file formats - Intel hex is one of the most widely used).
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Søren

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Re: Programmers and microcontrollers
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 03:32:06 AM »
Thanks a lot  ;D
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