پروگرامر PROGRAMMER PIC KIT 3:
PICkit 3 از Microchip یک دیباگر و برنامه نویس سخت افزاری برای میکروکنترلرهای PIC است که می تواند برای برنامه ریزی P-Star مورد استفاده قرار گیرد.
The PICkit 3 from Microchip is a hardware debugger and programmer for PIC microcontrollers that can be used to program the P-Star.
The PICkit 3 has a female header with six pins. Five of these pins need to be connected to the P-Star in order to program it:
Pin 1 of the PICkit 3, which is indicated with a triangle on the PICkit’s case, connects to the P-Star’s MCLR pin.
Pin 2 connects to VDD.
Pin 3 connects to GND.
Pin 4 connects to RB7 (also known as PGD).
Pin 5 connects to RB6 (also known as PGC).
Pin 6 should be left unconnected.
In addition to making these connections, the P-Star must also be powered (the PICkit 3 does not supply power).
The picture below shows one way to connect a P-Star to a PICkit 3. An upwards-pointing 1×4 male header is soldered to VDD, GND, RB7, and RB6. These pins are connected to the PICkit 3 with male-female premium jumper wires. The MCLR pin is connected to the PICkit 3 through the breadboard and a male-male premium jumper wire. The PICkit 3 must be connected via USB to a computer, and the P-Star needs to be powered either from its USB port or from the VIN pin. The picture below shows a P-Star 25K50 Micro, but the same setup could be used with P-Star 45K50 Mini as well, since the 5 ICSP pins are in the same position.
USB (Full speed 12 Mbits/s interface to host PC)
Firmware upgradeable from PC/web download
Supports low voltage to 2.0 volts (2.0 V to 6.0 V range)
Diagnostic LEDs (power, busy, error)
Read/write program and data memory of microcontroller
Erase of program memory space with verification
Program up to 512 K byte flash with the Programmer-to-Go