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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.

USB Handheld PIC Programmer      Order Code: PIC-HH0120      Price: $139.00

PIC Programmer  USB Handheld PIC Programmer
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Handheld Programmer for PIC Microcontrollers
Easy to use, low cost but powerful handheld programmer for field upgrades, trouble free production...

USB 8-Way PIC Handheld Programmer      Order Code: PIC-HH0820      Price: $179.00

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USB 8-Way Handheld PIC Programmer
Multiple program version of the popular Kanda handheld field and production programmer with 2 MB of memory. Just load the programmer...

Keyfob PIC Programmer      Order Code: PIC-KF0020      Price: $59.00

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Keyfob PIC Programmer
The Keyfob Programmer is a very small standalone programmer for 18F and 16F microcontrollers. Once it is loaded from the PC using the Starter Kit it is completely portable. It is very small...

PIC Training Kit      Order Code: PIC-KIT      Price: $149.00

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PIC Training Kit
This Kanda Training Kit is a complete development and training kit for PIC microcontrollers using PICKIT3 and MPLAB X. Unlike other kits, it includes everything you need to learn microcontroller programming from scratch..

Standalone Portable PIC Programmer      Order Code: PIC-PP0110      Price: $379.00

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Standalone Portable PIC Programmer
The standalone Portable Programmer is a new more adaptable version of Kanda's long established HandHeld Programmer. It has 32 program slots that are loaded from the PC and selected using keypad

PIC Microcontroller Training Kit      Order Code: PIC-TRAIN1      Price: $63.00

PIC Programmer  PIC Microcontroller Training Kit
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PIC microcontroller training kit
A simple kit for introducing PIC microcontrollers and how to start developing circuits. The kit includes a USB PICKit2 programmer and ICE, simple board with microcontroller, MPLAB...

PRESTO USB PIC Programmer      Order Code: PRESTO      Price: $129.00

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PRESTO USB PIC programmer
Very fast microcontroller ICSP programmer self powered from USB bus with enhanced ICSP programming capability. Supports a wide range of Microchip microcontrollers...

Wellon VP-596 Universal Programmer      Order Code: VP-596      Price: $580.00

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VP-596 USB Universal Programmer with 48-pin ZIF Socket
The VP-596 programmer is a universal programmer with support for many devices, including lots of memory chips, AVR and other microcontrollers...

Don't Know What Programmer You Need?

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 PIC Training with Programmer Button

  • 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 VP-596 PIC Programmer with Socket Button 1

  • 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
    Xeltek Programmers Xeltek PIC Programmer Button 2

  • 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 Presto USB PIC Programmer Link

  • 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
    Standalone Programmers Handheld PIC Programmer Button 3

  • 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 PIC Programmer Button 4

  • 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 Portable PIC Programmer Button 5

  • I want a standalone Programmer that can store more than 1 program
    See 8-way Handheld PIC Programmer Button 6

    or Portable Programmer PIC Programmer Button 7

Other Microchip Resources

Microchip ICSP Circuit Design

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.

Microchip Site

Microcontroller overviews and datasheets can be found here
18F Microcontroller Range

16F Microcontroller Range

Application Notes

Other Resources

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

Kanda Microchip Programmer list

Portable Programmers
Portable Programmer PP0110
Handheld Programmers
Handheld Starter Kit HH0110
Handheld Programmer HH0120
8-way Handheld New Product HH0820
8-way Handheld Starter Kit New Product HH0810
Keyfob Programmers
LPT Keyfob Starter Kit KF0010
LPT Keyfob KF0020
LPT Keyfob Multipack KF0030
LPT Keyfob Service Pack KF0040
Other Programmers
Socket Programmer with ICSP VP-596
Training Kits PIC-KIT
Socket Programmer with ICSP, 85000 Devices VP-996
Socket Programmer with ICSP, 48000 Devices SP501S