5th May 2013. Observed a lot of traffic from universities and educational institutions worldwide.
30th April 2013. Lots of site traffic from emerging markets, where microcontrollers that sell for fractions of a US dollar are popular.
31st February 2013. Fixed site for colors with Google Chrome.
16th July 2012. Added code for portable LCD driver.
3rd April 2011. Updated links.
18th July 2011. Added a link to an an Embedded PIC Programmer, a method of programming a PIC micro from an embedded Linux application.
26th January 2011. Added a link to datasheet zone, one of the best places on the web to download datasheets for integrated circuits.
22rd November 2010. Unfortunately, microchipfault.com had to be discontinued due to StackOverflow changing their business model.
23rd October 2010. Removed dead links. Thanks Isaac Rogers.
27th September 2010. The (admittedly small) advertising profits from this site are now supporting an orphan in Africa.
27th September 2010. New 18F4525 bootloader released.
18th August 2010. New 18Fx52 bootloader client written in Python, for Linux (or Mac).
19th May 2010. Check out the openPICUS wireless platform project.
12th March 2010. Updated source code.
24th February 2010. MicrochipFault.com is live. Note: Unfortunately, MicrochipFault.com had to be discontinued due to StackOverflow changing their business model.
10th January 2010. Updated website with review for Lupik compiler and The Dot Factory: An LCD Font and Image Generator.
22nd December 2009. Added links to free terminal program, RealTerm. Highly recommended.
28th September 2009. Added the ds30 Loader, a universal PIC bootloader that supports almost every PIC micro, including PIC18F, PIC24F, dsPIC30 and dsPIC33.
1st April 2009. Updated links to Portmon, one of the most amazing little utilities to monitor RS232 serial communications occurring in the background. Checked other links.
23rd February 2009. Updated the PIC18F4550 USB serial port to be compatible with Hi-Tech C v9.51PL3.
10th January 2009. The PIC18Fx bootloader source code is now freely downloadable.This source code was previously sold for a fee.
8th December 2008. Added the UVa Online Judge tutorial and MinGW tutorial.
10th November 2008. Added a link to www.datasheetdir.com. This website has thousands of datasheets, and is maintained by an engineer that has spent 3 years collecting datasheets as a service to the engineering community.
23rd July 2008. HI-TECH Software has released the new PRO ANSI C compiler for Microchip’s PIC32 MCU Family. Supports Omniscient Code Generation™. For more details visit the PIC32 compiler product web page.
14th May 2008. Added InnoSetupAV v1.00, a sample installer script for any Windows based support programs for any embedded work.
13th May 2008. Fixed some broken links in the sourcecode page, unlocking some source code that wasn't previous accessible.
15th April 2008. Free HI-TECH Software PIC32 compiler: time limited offer. See Hi-Tech C compiler offer.
3rd April 2008. HI-TECH C® PRO released for the PIC10/12/16 MCU Family, with Omniscient Code Generation, supporting the PIC10/12/16 MCU Family.
Details, see the product forum post.
21st February 2008. Release Candidate Testing: HI-TECH Software’s PICC-18 PRO v9.62.
12th February 2008. Beta Release: HI-TECH C PRO for the PIC32 MCU Family. Nearly 50 volunteer testers will, effective week commencing 11 February, put the beta release of HI-TECH C PRO for the PIC32 MCU Family ANSI C compiler through its paces.
9th January 2008. Added tiny threads example project.
8th January 2008 . Added interrupt driven UART for PIC16x.
3rd January 2008. Added link to MiniBasic - includes a complete library of example peripheral source code in C, for PIC18, PIC24, PIC32.
30th November 2007. Updated PIC18F4550 example - a Virtual Comm Port (VCP) over USB.
7th November 2007. Microchip has released the PIC32, based on a MIPS core. The "PIC32 Linux challenge" has been laid down, to fit uClinux or Linux into a PIC micro.
22nd August 2007. Added PIC JoyStick I/O demonstration project.
22nd August 2007. Added PIC18LF4550 plus LCD plus temperature sensor sample project.
8th June 2007. Added data type header for Hi-Tech C. Makes handling of data in Hi-Tech C easier.
4th June 2007. Corrected the delay routines for the PIC18Fx core.
22th January 2007. Added dsPIC bootloader. This bootloader has auto-baud rate detection, and works with any dsPIC via a configurable XML file.
17th January 2007. Added PIC18F1320 bootloader.
17th January 2007. Added Samsung KS0713 Graphical LCD Driver project for the PIC or dsPIC.
16th January 2007. Added dsPIC30Fx source code in C for C30 compiler.
24th Dec 2005. PIC16F87x and PIC16F87xA bootloader v9.50 released. Added PICC-LITE compatibility. Many thanks to Nozomu Muto.
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