QuickWriter™ Software

NOTE: These items have been discontinued for a long time.
We no longer support these products or offer alternatives.

We retain these pages so that users can see what their existing tools support and to provide download links to the final documentation and software versions. We have a few replacement parts left, but not many. Available items have an 'ADD to CART' or 'Buy Now' button next to them. Otherwise they are not available.

logo has a few items in stock as well.

QuickWriter MCU Programmer includes the following software:

  1. QuickWriter - (pictured below) Dual-purpose programming software designed for Developers and Production Personnel. QuickWriter is very flexible for the Development Engineer, providing quick access to individual tasks and HEX information overrides, while maintaining a simple, safe work flow for production personel. QuickWriter accepts standard INHX8M and INHX32 HEX files, INHX8M OBJ files and supports the 10,12,14,16 & 18F series PICmicro® MCUs.
  2. TDE - (TechTools Design Environment) A very intuitive IDE with integrated Source Level Debugger. TDE is a complete Editing and Debugging Tool that integrates with standard PICmicro® 'C' compilers and assemblers and non-standard languages that generate a COD debug file. When used without the ClearView Mathias Emulator (off-line mode), TDE is an editing and compiling environment that can be used as a "Downloader" with the QuickWriter Programmer and an "in-circuit" FLASH PICmicro® MCU (16 series only).
  3. CVASM - (ClearView Assembler) An easy to use assembler with conditionals for the PICmicro®. CVASM accepts TechTool's 8051 style instruction set for quick results, but also accepts Microchip's RISK instruction set for detailed control.
link Download PIC Tools Software (includes TDE, CVASM & QuickWriter).

Software Screen Shots:

(click on any image below for a larger view):

Main Screen:

Quick access Programming Task Tree, Speed Buttons, History Log, MCU and Fuse Information, Progress indicators, Port Selection, Device Selection, Socket selection, status messages and menu access.
 Main Screen 

Compact View:

Compact View displays the most commonly viewed information while still providing complete menu access. Other view options hide/show the Programming Task Tree, the MCU and FUSE information group, and the History Log.
Compact View 

HEX Options:

These options allow for "custom" values to override the data found in the HEX file. These values can be saved to the HEX file or stored in the control file to avoid modifying the original HEX.
 HEX Options 

Editor Window:

Edit the Code Memory, EEPROM Memory, Calibration Values, ID Locations or Configuration Fuses.
Editor Window 

Serial Number Window:

Manually enter serial numbers for each socket or select the "auto increment" mode. Values can be entered in either HEX or Decimal format
Serial Number Window 

Device Selection:

The MCU Device type is set automatically if a Device Record is found in the selected HEX file. Or the device type can be set manually from the device selection dialog.
Device Selection 

MCU Fuse Selection:

The MCU fuses are set automatically if the Configuration Word Record is found in the selected HEX file. These options can also be set manually using the MCU FUSE Options Window.
MCU Fuse Selection 

Serial Number Options:

Serial numbering options include the starting address, number of locations to use and area of the MCU to serialize (Code or EEPROM). If the CODE area is selected, you have the option for QuickWriter to automatically encode each byte as a 'RETLW' instruction.
Serial Number Options