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I'm trying to start with PIC microcontrollers. I bought this programmer: http://www.kitsrus.com/pdf/k150v2.pdf and a 16F628A.

But I'm not able to use it with my Arch Linux... How can I do that?

Thx

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As far as I know there is no Linux software for that programmer, however you might be able to get the Windows version working through Wine. You will also need a virtual com port driver for the FTDI USB chip (this should already be included in your Arch Linux kernel).

If the Windows app refuses to work then the only other option may be to develop your own version. The programmer's software protocol is documented here.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thx! The wine is not working... Do you have a documentation/tutorial/example on how to write a programmer interface? \$\endgroup\$ – Aron Bordin Sep 13 '14 at 1:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ usbpicprog (usbpicprog.org) is a free open source pic programmer. You just need to replace the USB commands with the equivalent serial port commands for your programmer. \$\endgroup\$ – Bruce Abbott Sep 13 '14 at 10:10
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To use on linux, you need a python program called picpro.py. The 2 posts explain:

  1. https://eliasandrade.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/como-usar-o-gravador-pic-k150-no-linux/
  2. http://www.picbasic.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=17429
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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to EE.SE. Please summarize the information at the provided links in case they no longer work in the future. \$\endgroup\$ – Null Jan 21 '15 at 2:59

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