Looking for a device programmer that doesn't require Weendoze

From: J.C. Wren <jcwren_at_jcwren.com>
Date: Sat Mar 20 15:58:54 2004

I know nothing about them other than ads on the back of Circuit Cellar
Ink, but have you looked at the Datamans? They purport to be
standalone, as I recall.


Michael Sokolov wrote:

>Does anyone know where I can get a device (EPROM, flash, etc) programmer that
>doesn't require Weendoze? I can use any OS in the Universe (UNIX, Linux, DOS,
>etc) except Weendoze, and I need a device programmer that can program a
>reasonable set of devices. My most immediate need is to program 3.3V flash
>devices in PLCC32 package. Needham's Electronics has nice programmers for a
>reasonable price, but they all have "Weendoze required" in the fine print. I
>once had a chance to borrow a BP Microsystems BP-1200 and it worked with my DOS
>machine (using the original IBM PC/AT unidirectional parallel/serial port card
>no less!). I called BP Micro and asked them about their current offerings.
>They offered me their cheapest current programmer, BP-1400 and told me that if
>BP-1200 worked on my machine then BP-1400 would work too. Then I asked for the
>price. They told me that the cheapest 84 pins max version of BP-1400, their
>cheapest product, sells for $2000. Add another few hundred for the PLCC32
>socket module, or another $1000+ if I want a generic PLCC module for more than
>one pin count. Is there anything cheaper available for non-Weendoze users?
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