The PRESTO programmer enables the in-situ programming of Microchip PIC microcontrollers, ATMEL microcontrollers, Texas Instruments Microcontrollers and serial EEPROMs, thanks to its JTAG/SPI interface. It permits you to directly program the devices soldered on printed circuits or devices in special packages without having to add an adapter. The PRESTO plugs in the USB port of your PC and connects directly to the devices with the help of 7 wires. PRESTO does not require an external power supply. It operates with any system equipped with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Linux.
High Speed. PRESTO is optimized for high speed, for example it programs and verifies a full PIC18F8720 in 6 seconds. Complete eCOG1 in less than 3 seconds. Enhanced Programming Interface. In-Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) or In-System Programming (ISP) is a very beneficial and frequently used MCU feature. PRESTO directly supports this function using a dedicated connector and an included cable. The target application device can be either powered by PRESTO (5V nominally) or powered by an application within a voltage range of 3V to 5V. The voltage range can be extended by two special headers - HPR3V3 (for 3.3V output) and HPR1V2 (for 1.2V to 3.3V support). Overcurrent limitation on target supply and programming voltages remarkably reduces the risk of damaging parts because of operator error. Target supply overvoltage detection is also implemented. Advanced Software. The programming microprocessor supports PRESTO as well as other ASIX programmers. It offers many advanced functions like projects, command line control, Windows message control, workspace setup including user keyboard shortcut definitions, serial number generation by various methods, etc. Devices with JTAG interface and eCOG microcontrollers are supported by dedicated programs JTAG SVF Player and eCOG Programmer, respectively. Microcontrollers with 32-bit ARM core are supported by OpenOCD and some of them also by easy-to-use Armine application. The advanced control of the PRESTO programmer can be made using a PRESTO .DLL Library. Software upgrades are freely available for all users on the Internet. They contain new device support, new functions and algorithm updates if required. Comfortable User Interface. GO button allows the user to comfortably start the device programming, without the need for a PC keyboard or a mouse. LEDs indicate programmer status - green LED ON-LINE signals a working USB connection and yellow LED ACTIVE indicates that PRESTO is operating (programming, reading, etc.).
Accessory Type = Universal Programmer
For Use With = AT, CC Series Microcontrollers, Memory Devices, MSP, PIC
Interface = JTAG, Serial-SPI