QuickWriter™ MCU Programmer

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

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QuickWriter MCU programmer

by TechTools

Notice: Our QuickWriter programmer (part #QW1) has been discontinued after enjoying 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.

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Feature Summary:

Gang Programmer Features

  • Programs 4 devices as quickly as a single device when using a Gang adapter *.
  • Select from 1 to 4 devices on Gang adapters.
  • Reports individual failures when programming multiple devices.

ICSP Programmer Features

  • Supports In-Circuit Programming with the included cable.
  • Voltage measuring with power up and power down interlocking provides voltage error detection and reliable programming.

Serialization Features

  • Auto increment or manually enter serial numbers in Code or Data locations.
  • Supports Microchip SQTP Files with logging and Shared Network Access.

Production & Control File Features

  • Password access to Option Settings.
  • Restrict "READS" from devices.
  • Prevent Editing of loaded data.
  • Set Power Source - Programmer or Target Circuit.
  • Power Control Signal for automatic operation.
  • Accepts Command-line Parameters.
  • Returns Error Exit Codes.
  • Counters for Pass and Fail totals.
  • Counter for time lapse total.
  • Auto synchronizes hardware's firmware to match software.
  • Checksum calculated for enabled data options.

Developer Features

  • Supports industry standard INHX8M, INHX32 HEX file formats.
  • Supports Parallax ".obj" HEX files.
  • Includes CVASM (ClearView Assembler) with 8051 style instructions.
  • Includes TDE (TechTools Design Environment) for integrated development.
  • Included assembler supports PASM, SPASM, CVASM source code.
  • Included IDE supports Third-Party Compilers & Assemblers.

Other Features

  • Supports existing Parallax and PICwriter programming adapters.
  • Enable/Disable each programmable area of the MCU.
  • Select individual programming tasks or "Auto Run".
  • Serial communication port connectivity.
  • File editing/saving/loading.
  • EEPROM / Calibration editing.
  • FLASH firmware updates.

*Device adapters sold separately.
¹commonly known as a PIC Programmer

Need support for PICwriter or the Parallax Programmer?

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