Many of you will have used or may be using Microchip’s PICkit2 and PICkit3 in-Circuit Debugger/Programmers.
Our PICkitPlus software is a total replacement for the original PICkit 2 and PICkit 3 software. It has many new capabilities designed to facilitate programming of 8-bit PIC microcontrollers using a genuine or clone programmer.. Our software provides support for the newer 8-bit microcontrollers, and, we maintain support for old chips and new chips.
The PICkit2 programmer was released back in 2005, and allowed the user to program and debug most of the 8 and 16 bit PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC controllers as well. Its successor, the PICkit3 programmer, was released some years later. In 2009 and 2012, Microchip stopped providing support for the PICkit 2 and PICkit3 software , respectively. They released the source code for the Windows GUI software, making it possible for users to update and maintain it themselves. This resulted in the launch of the PICkitPlus software in 2018 by the PICkitPlus team.
We are now in 2021 a Microchip Development Partner - which is good recognition of our work.
We provide PICkitPlus software for Windows, Linux and PIs. For all operating systems we have command line utility, and for Windows we have PICKitPlus GUI for the PICkit 2 and PICkit 3, PKEasy, PKAutowatch and PICkitPlus Gang Programmer.
Supporting nearly 1000 PIC MCUs, includes PIC10F, PIC12F, PIC16F, PIC18F, PIC24, PIC32, dsPIC30 and dsPIC33 family
Manages Microchip HEF and SAF memory
Retains support for programming CAN I/O Expander & KEELOQ series: MCP2502X/5X & HCSxx
Retains read and write operation for serial EEPROM 11LCxx, 24LCxx, 25LCxx and 93LCxx
Supported operating systems (32bit/64bit): Windows XP ,Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux and Pi
New programming protocols support for new classes of 8-bit Microchip PIC microcontrollers
Updated and managed database for Microchip PIC microcontrollers
Improved user interface, help, guidance and direct access to the 8-bit Microchip PIC microcontroller database.
Supports TURBO mode to decrease time to program and verify
If you have the original Microchip software you can use our improved database - this will give you new legacy parts and you can get the corrections for the existing legacy parts.
If you new support for the newer Microchip PICs - you will need PICKitPlus. We have new capabilities that just do not exist in the old Microchip software.
To see all our software and hardware. See www.pickitplus.co.uk. If you are interested - ping me a message I we can provide a microforum discount for a few months!