Archived News from www.microchipc.com
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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.
12th January 2007. Revamped site navigation to add side tabs.
7th August 2006. Updated some minor documentation regarding the bootloader.
27th August 2005. PIC16F87x and PIC16F87xA bootloader v9.40 released. This is an extremely critical update - read the notes in the release file.
19th April 2005. Utility to generate LCD dot matrix drivers. See LCD source code
19th March 2005. Plug your PIC18F4550 into your USB port, and send RS232 characters via a virtual COM port. See source code.
12th January 2005. Over 350,000 people visit this site every year. Advertise on microchipc.com.
12th November 2004. PIC18Fx52 bootloader available for download.
2004. 16F87xA bootloader v9-30 - fixed quad alignment bug for 16F87xA parts.
June 2004. 16F87x-A bootloader v9-10 -
new version with quad-alignment issue addressed.
1st June 2004. Updated site to add forum.
24th May 2004. Site was down for 4 days due to a hard drive failure at our ISP. This problem has been receified now.
10th May 2004. PIC18Fx52 bootloader updated.
5th February 2004. Microchip experiences record growth. www.microchipc.com.
14 December 2003. Updated Shane Tolmies 16F87x bootloader to be compatible with the 16F87xA.
25 November 2003. Planned site revamp is in progress.
24 September 2003. Microchip Jumps to Number One in Worldwide 8-bit Microcontroller Shipments. See www.microchip.com.
6 September 2003. Getting closer to final release of 2nd generation 18Fx bootloader.
June 2003. Next generation of 18Fxxx bootloader is scheduled for release
in the 4th quarter of 2003. This bootloader is a quantum leap over
4 April 2003. PIC16F87xA bootloader v2-01 released.
20 February 2003. This website receives an award for 'Best PIC site devoted to embedded C programming.'
9 January 2003. Review of Hi-Tech C for PICC18 released.
16 December 2002. DonTronics offers a range of PIC micro products online - great service, good prices. www.dontronics.com.
28 September 2002. 18Fx52 bootloader v1.5 released.
2002. 18Fxxx bootloader v0-89 beta released.
12 August 2002. 18Fxxx bootloader to be released in 4 days.
1 August 2002 PIC18Fxxx UART routines released.
9 July 2002. 18Fxxx bootloader to be released in 4 weeks.
27 June 2002. 18Fxxx delay routines released.
23 June 2002.
Added Google search to this site.
27 May 2002.
Atmel AT25256 EEPROM routines released.
8 April 2002.
Review of DLP designs USB based development tool for the 16F876.
An excellent new tool! Details.
23 Jan 2002.
Added a link to
the best Real Time Operating System (RTOS) for the PIC - Salvo from www.pumpkininc.com.
7 January 2002. Added a link to USB interface code in Hi-Tech C for the PIC16F876. Many thanks to Craig Peacock. See source code.
1 January 2002. Happy new year everyone!
2001. Another fine piece of engineering from Mike Pearce - a 16F84 based pulse
monitor, with date/time logging from an I2C based time
chip to an RS232 serial port. Browse.
Updated delay and timeout routines. See sample code.
3 July 2001.
How to have four PIC16F87x chips on one RS232 bus.
10 May 2001.
How to integrate MPLab and an editor such as UltraEdit. Read.
15 April 2001. Why do I need a common ground point for mixed analogue/digital circuits? Read.
30 March 2001. New PIC
bootloader v7.00. View.
6 March 2001 Added a link
program to monitor serial RS232 comms between other programs.
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