Updates include only the necessary items to provide additional MCU support, or firmware modifications.
Release versions include the latest version of software, firmware and MCU support.
|QuickWriter 2.8.1 (Final Release)|
Includes Software version 2.8.1, Firmware version 11.0 and the latest MCU support.
|Dual Mode VPP Upgrade Instructions:|
|Perform this upgrade to enable older hardware to automatically switch to the "reduced"
VPP required by newer PICmicro MCUs.
Dual VPP Modification
|New Hardware Feature in Version 2.6:|
|To enable full automation of in-circuit programming, without violating programming
specs, we added a new control signal to QuickWriter called TVDDEN. TVDDEN can be
used to control your target's power supply (through an appropriate driver circuit).
ICSP Automation using QuickWriter
|Version 1.0 Hardware Upgrade Instructions:|
|QuickWriter Hardware Version 1.0 requires a small Bypass Capacitor (.1uf) to be
added in order to properly program older PICmicro MCU microcontrollers (i.e. PIC16C52/54/55/57/58
and etc.). This PDF provides step by step instructions with photos.
Upgrade Instructions for HW version 1.0
|Firmware Updates:||To perform a firmware update, download the updates into the same directory where
the QuickWriter software is installed (typically - C:\Pictools), then launch the
QuickWriter software. The update will be performed on the next access to the programmer,
or choose 'Help-Synchronize Firmware'. You will be asked if you want to perform
the update now. If you choose 'yes' the update will be performed automatically.
After the update is complete you can continue working as usual.
Firmware updates include the latest supporting tables.
|Device Updates:||To perform a device table update, download and install the updates into the same
directory where the QuickWriter software is installed (typically - C:\Pictools),
then launch the QuickWriter software. No other steps are necessary.
NOTE: You must use tables that match your version of Firmware or QuickWriter will be unable to program any devices. If ALL programming tasks in the Task Tree are blocked (indicated by a gray block with a slash), then your tables do not match your version of firmware and the correct firmware file could not be found. In this case, download the most recent firmware update which will include proper tables.