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05-18-2006, 10:49 AM
I ordered three pic16c57 chips from mouser electronics trying to go cheap. I found out that they were not preprogramed with the basic interpreter. What can I do with these chips? Can you guys program them for me? If so what are the conditions?
05-18-2006, 10:56 AM
No, sorry, we don't do that -- you'll have to buy the pre-programmed interpreters from us (or a distributor).
Applications Engineer, Parallax
05-18-2006, 11:40 AM
Thanks for your help Jon.
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05-18-2006, 08:18 PM
Yup, sorry Jude. The program put into the PIC16C57 by Parallax is their intellectual property. They've been selling BS2's based on that run-time program for years. They do make available pre-programmed 16C57's, but you have to buy them from Parallax, or from another distributer of Parallax products.
On the good side, I don't think an un-programmed 16C57 is very expensive, so you haven't lost much. On the other good side, the programmed interpreter chip is like $29 or so, so you'll still have a 'cheaper' BS2 than the module.
And note the 16C57 DOES have a 'protect' fuse, so you can't copy the Parallax run-time from it to another 16C57.
P.S. as corrected below, the Interpreter chip is only $11 in single quanties.· Wow, such a deal!
Post Edited (allanlane5) : 5/18/2006 1:34:58 PM GMT
05-18-2006, 08:52 PM
The price seem to be $11 for the pre-programmed chip...
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