TechTools PICmicro® MCU Software (Final Release 01/30/2012)

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   Downloadlink tde52_qw281.exe

This installation of TechTools PICmicro® MCU Software includes the following application versions:

  • TechTools QuickWriter Software 2.8.1 + Device Support as of (01/28/2012) + Firmware Version 11.0 (07/05/2011)
  • TechTools Design Environment 5.2 + Data Tables as of (12/15/2008)
  • TechTools ClearView Assembler 6.2 + Device Support as of (04/15/2009)
  • TechTools ClearView Assembler 5.8
  • PICTOOLS Help Manual 3.0



01/30/2012

link tde52_qw281.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.8.1 Release (01/30/2012)
- Updated Tables as of (01/28/2012)
- Firmware Version 11.0 (07/05/2011)

Updated Devices in this installation:
- 16F882
- 16F883
- 16F884
- 16F886
- 16F887

Prior Problems now Resolved this version of Software, Firmware and Tables:

- Updated software and Tables to meet Revision D programming specifications for the above devices and prevent accidental erase of the calibration word.


NOTE: With production of QuickWriter discontinued, this software update is the final version supporting a product that has enjoyed over a decade of popularity. Although we can no longer offer the QuickWriter programmer, we will continue to offer programming adapters and repair services while parts are available.


07/13/2011

link tde52_qw280-1.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.8 Release (07/13/2011)
- Updated Tables as of (07/05/2011)
- Firmware Version 11.0 (07/05/2011)

Updated Devices in this installation:
- 18F4520
- 18F2620
- All 18F series

Prior Problems now Resolved this version of Software, Firmware and Tables:

- Resolved 4 Gang issue with the 18F4520/18F2620 MCUs when programming more than 3 devices using QuickWriter's 4-gang programming adapters. On these MCUs, a "Blank Check" of EE Data during an Auto Run cycle would indicate a false failure.

New Features in Version 2.8:

- Added Multiple Monitor support. On prior versions, QuickWriter's Main window and several other dialogs would "snap" back to the primary monitor. This release corrects this behavior and will now maintain the window position and size regardless of which monitor is being used.

- New Look. This version has updated graphics that are easier to see and a new, cleaner color theme.


04/05/2010

link tde52_qw275-2.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.5 Release (09/10/2009)
- Updated Tables as of (04/05/2010)
- Firmware Version 10.10 (04/05/2010)

Updated Devices in this installation:
- All 18F series
- 16F76
- 16F77
- 16F83
- 16F84
- 16F870
- 16F871
- 16F872
- 16F873
- 16F873A
- 16F874
- 16F874A
- 16F876
- 16F876A
- 16F877
- 16F877A
- 16F627A
- 16F628A
- 16F648A
- 16F73
- 16F74
- 16F818
- 16F819

Prior Problems now Resolved by Firmware 10.10:
- Resolved 4 Gang issue with 18F MCUs when programming more than 3 devices using QuickWriter's 4-gang programming adapters. On a small percentage of some 18F series MCUs, "Blank Check" of EE Data or ID Locations could indicate a false failure.

Prior Problems now Resolved by this Table Update:
- Resolved an issue with programming ID locations on some 16F MCUs. A bit masking error had the potiential to indicate a false failure while programming the ID locations.


09/10/2009

link tde52_qw275-1.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.5 Release (09/10/2009)
- Updated Tables as of (09/10/2009)
- Firmware Version 10.9 (09/10/2009)

Updated Devices in 2.7.5:
- 12F519
- 12F526
- 12F683
- 16F882
- 16F883
- 16F884
- 16F886
- 16F887

Prior Problems now Resolved:

- Resolved issue with 16F882/883/884/886/887 MCUs when programming more than 3 devices using QuickWriter's 4-gang programming adapters. The failure indicated that a voltage drop occurred during programming and all 4 device indicators displayed as failed.

- Resolved an erase issue with 12F519/526 MCUs. EE Data area did not erase under certain Configuration Word settings.

- Added notation in the device selection list to indicate the possible need to modify 4-Gang programming adapters for 12F683 and 16F882/883/884/886/887 MCUs when programming more than 3 devices. If the voltage window appears with the message "Waiting for VPP to turn OFF" and the voltage reading displays a value above 0.81 volts, then a 10K pull down resistor on VPP should be added to the adapter's cable connector. If added, programming of other devices will not be affected.


08/25/2009

link tde52_qw274-2.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.4 Release (08/25/2009)
- Updated Tables as of (08/28/2009)

Updated Devices in 2.7.4:
- 16F882
- Multiple 18F Series with EE Data

Prior Problems now Resolved:

- Updated tables correct the EE Data size of the 16F882 from 256 to 128.

- Version 2.7.4 corrects an error introduced in version 2.7.3 that affected EE Data programming
and EE Data Reads on many 18F PICmicro MCUs. When performing the Program EE DATA
or Read EE Data task, the programmer would fail halfway through the task with a message
of "Bad Data Received".


07/17/2009

link tde52_qw273-2.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.3 Release (07/06/2009)
- Updated Tables as of (07/17/2009)

Device Updates:
The USER ID programming algorithm has been updated for the following devices.

- 12F609
- 12F615
- 16F610
- 12HV609
- 12HV615
- 16HV610


07/06/2009

link tde52_qw273-1.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.3 Release (07/06/2009)
- Updated Tables as of (07/06/2009)

New Devices added to this release:
- 12F519
- 12F526

Updated Devices:
- 10F200
- 10F202
- 10F204
- 10F206
- 10F220
- 10F222
- 12F508
- 12F509
- 12F510
- 16C432
- 16C433
- 18F2423
- 18F2458
- 18F2523
- 18F2553
- 18F4423
- 18F4458
- 18F4523
- 18F4553
- 18F6393
- 18F6493
- 18F8393
- 18F8493


Improved or New Features in 2.7.3:

- Added New ID Option. ID location values can be programmed as 4 bit HEX values, 7 bit ASCII values or 7 bit HEX values.
- Improved ID Location Editing. ID location editing has been improved to be "less restrictive" and easier.

Prior Problems now Resolved:

- No known issues.

TechTools Design Environment 5.2

- Released (10/03/2007)
- Data Tables as of (12/15/2008)

Added Hi-Tech 9 support


ClearView Assembler (CVASM16) 6.2

- Updated Device Include Files (04/15/2009)

Updated Devices:
- PIC16F57
- PIC16F59
- PIC16F886
- PIC16F887



02/12/2008

link tde52_qw272-1.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.2 Release (02/12/2008)
- Updated Tables as of (02/12/2008)

New Devices added to this release:
- 12HV609
- 12HV615
- 16HV616
- 18F2423
- 18F2458
- 18F2553
- 18F2682
- 18F2685
- 18F4423
- 18F4458
- 18F4523
- 18F4553
- 18F4682
- 18F4685
- 18F6393
- 18F6493
- 18F8393
- 18F8493

Updated Devices:
- 18F2221
- 18F2321
- 1842410
- 18F2510
- 18F4221
- 18F4321
- 18F4410
- 18F4450
- 18F4510
- 16HV716 removed


Prior Problems now Resolved:

- Corrected:: The sound used to indicate a "Failed" programming cycle sounded identical to the sound used to indicate "success", even if a different wav file was assigned. Failures now use the System's "Exclamation" Sound Theme wav file and successful cycles will play the System's "Asterisk" Sound Theme wav file.


10/03/2007

link tde52_qw271-1.exe

Changes made in this Installation File:

TechTools Design Environment 5.2

- Released (10/03/2007)
- Data Tables as of (10/03/2007)


Improved or New Features:

- Improved Work Flow when building
projects without an Emulator
(off-line Mode).

- Added VISTA Compatibility.

- Changed the help file to our complete PICmicro® MCU Tools Help File. This HTML help file includes help for QuickWriter, TDE (TechTools Design Environment), and CVASM (ClearView Assembler).


ClearView Assembler (CVASM16) 6.2

- Updated Device Include Files (10/03/2007)

New Devices:
- PIC12F609
- PIC12F615
- PIC16F54
- PIC16F57
- PIC16F59
- PIC16F610
- PIC16F648A
- PIC16F882
- PIC16F883
- PIC16F884
- PIC16F886
- PIC16F887


QuickWriter MCU Programmer

- Version 2.7.1 Release (10/03/2007)
- Updated Tables as of (10/03/2007)

Updated or New Devices:
- 12F629
- 12F675
- 16F630
- 16F676
- 16F883
- 16F884
- 16F886
- 16F887


Improved or New Features:

- Added New Option - "Override Power OFF Requirement" for in- Circuit programming.

When selected, This option will allow voltage to be present on the target when the programming cycle begins, and will not require the target voltage to be removed when the cycle completes.

This option is not recommended, but has been made available by request.

- Changed the help file to our complete PICmicro® MCU Tools Help File. This HTML help file includes help for QuickWriter, TDE (TechTools Design Environment), and CVASM (ClearView Assembler).


Prior Problems now Resolved:

- Corrected: EEDATA programming, for the 12F629/12F675/16F630/16F676 could experience a location offset during "Auto"cycles. When each task was performed individually (program EEDATA, Verify EEDATA) the locations were always correct. This error was introduced in version 2.7 and has been resolved in the device tables included with this version (2.7.1).

- Corrected: 16F886/16F887 USER ID locations were not properly retrieved from the HEX file.