Amicus on the TAP-28
A look at how to use the powerful (and free) compiler with the TAP-28 board. The Amicus Compiler is the full and complete version of Proton Basic, limited to the PIC18F25K20 microcontroller which is supported by the TAP-28 board.Details
NEW! A Bootloader For Amicus and Swordfish
The Amicus system uses a bootloader that is tied into the hardware platform and is difficult to use with other hardware. The ds30 Loader
is an awesome. powerful bootloader that can be incorporated directly into the Amicus IDE and into the Swordfish IDE too with a few simple steps. The ds30 Loader includes tool to generate bootload files for a wide range of PIC processors, but files for popular configurations are included here!Details and Loader Files
Tip 1: An ICSP Cable is handy to use with a PICkit. While a PICkit can be directly connected to a TAP-28 board, the result is an unstable mess bound to fall over.Click here for details on ICSP cables.
Tip 2: The PICkits are designed to be an ICSP programmer. What do you do if you want to program loose chips?Click here for details on a ZIF programming board.