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Bootloader for 8-bit microcontrollers

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    gaelhatchue

    I you are like me and enjoy programming 8-bit microcontrollers, this might interest you.
    The application targets the PIC18F and PIC16F series of microcontrollers from www.microchip.com

    It allows you to bootload your programs through RS232 link to the microcontroller, so you don't even need to unplug the device from your PCB thousands of times to change the firmware, when you are developping a cutting edge app.

    It is very useful (at least for me Big Smile)

    It is written in C++ using MFC.
    The zip file contains the full VS2003 source code, as well as a setup exe for installing the application.

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    jozjan

    It would be great to create an application for writing ASM code, compilation and finally uploading it into ucontroler Smiley

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    jozjan

    BTW: how is that manga movie called from which is the main actor in your avatar? I was watching it when I was young Tongue Out

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    gaelhatchue

    jozjan wrote:
    It would be great to create an application for writing ASM code, compilation and finally uploading it into ucontroler


    I don't think I need to re-invent the wheel here. There is already an official IDE for this, it is called MPLAB and it is from microchip, the makers of the microcontroller. It comes with a built in free assembler that supports all their chips. They also have ANSI C compilers, and there are plenty of third party C ompilers that plug into their IDE. Personnally, I use the CCS compiler. It plugs nicely nto their IDE.

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    gaelhatchue

    jozjan wrote:
    BTW: how is that manga movie called from which is the main actor in your avatar? I was watching it when I was young

    Dragon Ball Z

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