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Standalone Keyfob, Handheld and Portable PIC Programmers

These PIC programmers support PIC18F and PIC16F microcontroller families and are ideal for unskilled operatives, engineering development and field upgrades, where standalone operation is needed.



Kanda now supply four standalone PIC programmers for portable field and production programming.
  • Keyfob PIC Programmer: Low cost and very small, limited to 64KB, LPT port loader
  • Handheld PIC Programmer: Robust, single button operation, 256KB, hold one program
  • 8-way Handheld PIC Programmer: Stores 8 programs, select by rotary switch, one program button
  • Portable PIC Programmer: Stores 32 programs, Keypad and LCD for selection

Handheld PIC Programmer

Handheld PIC Programmer
Handheld features


The standalone Handheld PIC Programmer is the big brother of the PIC keyfob portable PIC programmer. It has the same easy to use single button operation but it is robust enough to power the target at 3.3V or 5V. So it is better for low voltage targets and programs faster than the keyfob programmer. It has a range of features that make it ideal for field and production use.
  • Single button operation
  • Powered by 9V PP3 battery
  • Connector for 9V PSU (2.1mm barrel, centre positive)
  • Supports PIC16F and PIC18F families, including PIC18F J parts
  • Powers target at 3.3V or 5V, with 9V or 12.5V VPP for High Voltage Programming
  • Low and high voltage programming modes
  • Fast programming times
 
Starter Kit

You need one Handheld PIC Programmer Starter Kit to load handheld programmers from the PC. Once it is loaded, the handheld PIC programmer is completely standalone and can be used in the field or in production without a PC or power.
  • Win 2000/XP/VISTA/Win7 (32 and 64-bit)
  • USB port interface - Parallel available
  • Code, Data and configuration loaded from HEX file
  • Supports PIC16F and PIC18F devices, including J and K microcontrollers
  Information Button
One button operation, the simplest PIC programmer on the market


PIC 8-way Handheld Programmer

PIC Handheld Programmer The basic PIC Handheld Programmer is great for its simplicity, but you are limited to one program, so we have introduced an 8-way version.

This has the same simple one-button operation for target programming but it has an 8-way rotary switch to select from up to 8 different programs.
8-way Hand held PIC Programmer features
  • Simple Program selection using rotary switch
  • Each program slot can have a different file, PIC microcontroller, configuration bytes and Data
  • Each program slot is up to 256KB in size
  • Same one button operation to program target
  • PC software reads programmer and displays program list, including 30 character discription, filename and PIC microcontroller
  • Only program slots required need to be programmed
  • USB interface to load Programmer from PC
 
Starter Kit

You need one Handheld PIC Programmer Starter Kit to load handheld programmers from the PC. Once it is loaded, the handheld PIC programmer can be used in the field or in production without a PC or power.
  • Win 2000/XP/VISTA/Win7 (32 and 64-bit)
  • USB port interface - Parallel available
  • Code, Data and configuration loaded from HEX file
  • Supports PIC16F and PIC18F devices, including J and K microcontrollers
  Information Button



PIC Keyfob Programmer

PIC Keyfob Programmer
Keyfob Programmer Features

The simplest standalone PIC programmer in the range make it really easy for unskilled operatives to program PIC devices in the field or on the production line. Just plug them into the target board and press the button. The portable key fob PIC programmer supports PIC16F and PIC18F devices and has the following features:
  • Load from PC using Starter Kit (see below)
  • High or low voltage programming
  • Single button operation
  • Powered from target
  • 10-way DIL interface and 6 x 1-way header
  • Supports flash, data memory and configuration word programming (above 4.5V)
  • Multiple packs available
 
Limitations

  • If your target voltage (Vdd) is below 4.5V, then the Chip Erase command will NOT work. This means that the Configuration Words cannot be erased or programmed so Code Protected (locked) devices cannot be re-programmed.

    Therefore, for target voltages below 4.5V, we recommend our Handheld PIC Programmer as it powers the target at 5V.
  • LPT Port
  • 64KB code limit
 
Keyfob PIC Programmer Starter Kit
You need one starter kit to load the PIC keyfob programmer from the PC. The PC interface connects to the printer port, and the simple software lets you load the keyfob programmer with your target code and other information really easily. Once your PIC keyfob is loaded it can be used in the field or production line.
  • Win 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7 support (32-bit only)
  • Printer port interface - USB available soon
  • Loads Data memory, configuration word and user ID bytes from HEX file
  • Options to verify device ID matches, verify configuration word and program User ID
  • Supports PIC16F and PIC18F devices
  Information Button



PIC Portable Programmer

Standalone Portable PIC Programmer
Standalone Programmer Features

The standalone PIC Portable Programmer is the most sophisticated of the range, but we have tried to maintain the same easy to use philosophy. The keypad for selecting programs is very straightforward, with program selection by number or scrolling with arrow keys. Once program is selected, just press program button.
  • Keypad and LCD display
  • Stores up to 32 programs, 256KB each
  • Includes rechargeable battery and charger
  • Includes PC USB interface and loading software
  • Win 2000/XP/VISTA/Win7, 32 and 64-bit
  • Low and high voltage programming
  • Code, Data and configuration loaded from HEX file
  • Supports PIC16F and PIC18F devices, including J and K microcontrollers
  Information Button



Keyfob, Handheld and Portable PIC Programmer Comparison

  Keyfob Handheld 8-way Handheld Portable
PC Interface LPT USB USB USB
Memory 64KB 256KB 8 x 256KB 32 x 256KB
Power 12V 23A 9V PP3 9V PP3 9V Rechargeable
Target Power No Yes Yes Yes
Power Connector No Yes Yes Yes
VPP Generator In-line Built-in Built-in Built-in
K Series 9V VPP No Yes Yes Yes
Included PC Interface Separate Separate Separate Included
LCD Display No No No Yes


Download overview datasheet

For all our PIC Programmer options, please see PIC Programmer Guide

For a guide to PIC ICSP Circuits, please see View PIC Programmer ICSP Guide in new window.


Products of Interest:

PIC Keyfob Programmer PIC Handheld Programmer
PIC keyfob Programmer
PIC Keyfob Programmer
 
PIC Handheld Programmer
PIC Hand held Programmer
 
PIC Portable Programmer PIC Handheld Programmer Starter Kit
Standalone PIC Programmer
Standalone PIC Programmer
 
8-way PIC Hand held Programmer
8-way PIC Handheld Programmer