I'm using Bumblebee software to interface my Wisp648 PIC programmer. According to the list of supported files for the Wisp, I should be able to program a PIC16F1829. However, that chip isn't supported by the software.
I decided to try to tweak the program. In the installation directory, I find files like this,
Version = 4 Name = 16F84 Algorithm = PIC16 Code = 1024 Data = 64 UserID = 0x2000-0x2003 [F1:0x3F80; F0:0x3F8F] Configuration = 0x2007 [PR:0x3FF0]
Version = 4 Name = 16F684 Algorithm = PIC16E Code = 2048 Data = 256 UserID = 0x2000-0x2003 [F1:0x3F80] Configuration = 0x2007 [F1:0x3000; PR:0x00C0] DeviceID = 0x1080, 0x3FE0, 0x001F
I now want to make my own file for the 16F1829. I can figure out the functions of these parameters:
Name- the name of the chip (probably only used to show it in a list)
Code- the amount of program memory in bytes
Data- the amount of EEPROM bytes
UserID- the locations for a user ID
Configuration- the location of the configuration word
What I'm not sure about / don't know:
Version- appears to be 4 for most chips, but I don't know why
Algorithm- probably a different ICSP version(?) What should I fill in here for the 16F1829?
UserID- what does
Configuration- what does
DeviceID- although the 16f84 doesn't have a device ID, the 16f684 and the 16f1829 have. But what do the numbers mean?
I searched for the numbers in the relevant datasheet for several chips, but couldn't find them. Could someone with more experience with microchip parts (or general microcontrollers) figure out what all these things mean, and where I can find the numbers for other chips (like the 16F1829)?
I found that Bumblebee doesn't just accept it if you add another file, but I'd still like to know what these numbers mean.
I used the official software, XWisp, to find some more information about the chips, with the
info <chip> command:
C:\Users\Camil>xwisp info 16f84 XWisp 1.41, command line mode Name : 16F84 ID value : none Prog specs : DS30262e Code memory : 1024 instructions Data memory : 64 bytes Vdd range : 4.50 - 5.50 Vpp range : 12.00 - 14.00 Test status : Tested with a real chip. OK C:\Users\Camil>xwisp info 16f684 XWisp 1.41, command line mode Name : 16F684 ID value : 1080 Prog specs : DS41204G Code memory : 2048 instructions Data memory : 256 bytes Vdd range : 4.50 - 5.50 Vpp range : 10.00 - 13.00 Test status : Tested with a real chip. OK C:\Users\Camil>xwisp info 16f1829 XWisp 1.41, command line mode Name : 16F1829 ID value : 27E0 Prog specs : DS41390C Code memory : 8192 instructions Data memory : 256 bytes Vdd range : 2.10 - 5.50 Vpp range : 8.00 - 9.00 Test status : Implemented from specs, NOT tested with a real chip. OK
This might be useful information (I don't know).