View Full Version : I need PIC16C57C interpreter firmware

02-16-2010, 10:59 PM
I've already received a new microcontrolle because the other is broken http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/cry.gif ... but now i need the interpreter firmware.

It's possible have it? How to install it?

thank you http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/burger.gif

Mike Green
02-16-2010, 11:03 PM
The BASIC Stamp interpreter firmware is not available. You can only buy pre-programmed PIC16C56 and PIC16F57 chips:

www.parallax.com/tabid/135/List/0/CategoryID/10/Level/a/SortField/0/Default.aspx (http://www.parallax.com/tabid/135/List/0/CategoryID/10/Level/a/SortField/0/Default.aspx)

Post Edited (Mike Green) : 2/16/2010 4:08:41 PM GMT

02-16-2010, 11:08 PM
noooooooo ... :(

ok thank you :(

02-17-2010, 01:07 AM
In all fairness, this is about the ONLY piece of information Parallax keeps as proprietary. Everything else -- schematics, boards, IDE, manuals, parts -- they document quite thoroughly. I mean, they've GOT to make their money from somewhere.

Mind you, the 16C56 is quite an old design these days. Still reliable and capable though.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
02-17-2010, 03:04 AM
allanlane5 said...
Mind you, the 16C56 is quite an old design these days.

For sure. It and the 16C57 are just CMOS versions of the NMOS 1656 and 1657 made by General Instruments before they spun off into Microchip. I once had a set of Sears electronic bathroom scales from the mid '80s that used one of the GI 1657 chips.