Kanda PIC Programmer Range
Kanda programmers are reasonably priced, high quality and fast. Worldwide shipping is available by recorded airmail or Fedex. Secure online payment by Paypal or credit card or you can request payment by bank transfer during checkout.
Kanda have a programmer for every application, including complete training kits, development programmers
and our portable and handheld products for firmware updates and production. The PRESTO programmer is
great for development, using ICSP programming and also supports AVR devices, dsPIC and serial EEPROMs.
We also supply different connectors, such as RJ11 (ICD2 type) or custom adapters like edge connectors, please contact support or look at Custom ISP Connectors
Some of our most popular products are shown here.
Handheld Programmer for PIC Microcontrollers
USB 8-Way Handheld PIC Programmer
Keyfob PIC Programmer
PIC Training Kit
Standalone Portable PIC Programmer
PIC microcontroller training kit
PRESTO USB PIC programmer
VP-596 USB Universal Programmer with 48-pin ZIF Socket
Everyone has a different requirement for Microcontroller programming, from the basic development programmer or complete training kit, through field updates, to full scale production of thousands of circuit boards. The best solution for you depends on how you answer these simple questions:
- Have you ever used microcontrollers before?
If not, we suggest a combined programmer and development kit
Training kit including board, Programmer and Debugger
- Do you want to program devices in a socket, in small volume?
If so, the lowest cost solution is the
VP-596 48-pin Microchip Programmer
- Do you want to program chips in a socket, in large volume?
The Xeltek range includes Universal programmers and Gang Programmers for all Microchip microcontrollers and other Microchip devices
- Do you want a PC based USB ICSP, for In System Programming of devices?
PRESTO supports all Microchip PIC chips, including dsPIC and 24 series using ICSP. As a bonus it also programs serial EEPROMs and AVR devices and some other chips.
PRESTO USB Programmer
- Do you want to program devices without a PC?
For a programmer that doesn't use a PC, either for production or field updates, you need one of our standalone Keyfob, handheld or Portable units
- Do you want a unit that also programs other devices such as flash memory or more microcontrollers?
A wide range of USB Universal Programmers, with socket and ICSP programming can be viewed on our
USB Universal Programmer Page
- Which standalone Programmer do I need?
The Keyfob is lower cost but is LPT port only, less robust and cannot power target, Handheld programmers are tougher, have USB loaders, with better device support including 18F K series and latest 16F1xxx and the Portable Programmer is the most flexible.
Standalone Programmer Range
- I want a standalone Programmer that can store more than 1 program
See 8-way Handheld
or Portable Programmer
If you haven't designed your ICSP circuit yet, then have a look at our recommended ICSP
interface. Microchip are a bit vague about the best design for ICSP (In System Programming) and tend to change their
mind in different diagrams, so we have created a schematic that will work with all programmers.
View ICSP Guide in new window.
If you can't afford a bought programmer, you can build your own. For example, look at
Home made Programmer
If Linux is your thing, then software is available - see Programmer software for Linux
And some projects, ideas and Q and A
Micro Examples forum
Basic Microcontroller Tutorial
|Handheld Starter Kit||HH0110|
|8-way Handheld New Product||HH0820|
|8-way Handheld Starter Kit New Product||HH0810|
|LPT Keyfob Starter Kit||KF0010|
|LPT Keyfob Multipack||KF0030|
|LPT Keyfob Service Pack||KF0040|
|PRESTO USB ICSP||PRESTO|
|Socket Programmer with ICSP||VP-596|
|Socket Programmer with ICSP, 85000 Devices||VP-996|
|Socket Programmer with ICSP, 48000 Devices||SP501S|