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( 60-0046)

Discontinued product. Replacement: SmartProg2.

PIKprog2 PIC programmer

MicrochipTM PICmicro® series microcontrollers, ISP capable programmer.

MicrochipTM is trademark and PICmicro® is registered trademark of MicrochipTM Technology Incorporated, U.S.A.

Short description:
  • small, very fast and powerful portable programmer of MicrochipTM PICmicro® series microcontrollers
  • in-circuit serial programming (ISP) capability included
  • program also serial EEPROMs
  • DIL40 ZIF socket, all PICmicro® chips in DIL package up to 40 pins are supported without adapters
  • connection to PC: USB port
  • USB 2.0 full speed and USB 1.1 compatible
  • upgradeable to SmartProg2 programmer.
  • comfortable and easy to use control program, work with all versions of MS Windows (from Windows XP to Windows 11, 32-bit and 64-bit)
  • free SW update, download from Internet
  • small dimensions
  • power supply, cable and SW included
  • made in Slovakia
  • approved by CE laboratory to meet CE requirements
    CE-sign for PIKprog2 device programmer

Available accessories:


  • PIKprog2 is the next member of new generation MS Windows (from Windows XP to Windows 11, 32-bit and 64-bit) based Elnec specialized programmers. Programmer is capable to support all currently available MicrochipTM PICmicro® series microcontrollers (8-40 pins) using parallel and serial algorithms. The PIKprog2 programmer isn't development grade programmer, but meets all Microchip's requirements to manufacturing grade of programmers. The PIKprog2 has been developed in close cooperation with MicrochipTM company, therefore programmer's hardware is focused to support all current and future PICmicro® family microcontrollers.
  • PIKprog2 is a small, very fast and powerful portable programmer for PICmicro® family microcontrollers and serial EEPROM with IIC (24Cxx), Microwire (93Cxx) and SPI (25Cxx) interface types. Using build-in in-circuit serial programming (ISP) connector programmer is able to program PICmicro® family microcontrollers using serial algorithms.
  • Provides very competitive price with excellent hardware design for reliable programming. Nice "value for money" in this class.
  • Very fast programming due to high-speed FPGA driven hardware and support of high-speed USB port. Surely faster than competitors in this category.
  • PIKprog2 interfaces with the IBM PC compatible, portable or desktop personal computers through USB port.
  • PIKprog2 is easy upgradeable to SmartProg2 programmer using "upgrade kit Xprog2 to SmartProg2" ( 60-0048).

  • 40 powerful TTL pindrivers provide H/L/pull_up/pull_down and read capability for each pin of socket. Advanced pindrivers incorporate high-quality high-speed circuitry to deliver signals without overshoot or ground bounce for all supported devices. Pin drivers operate down to 1.8V so you'll be ready to program the full range of today's advanced low-voltage devices.
  • The programmer performs device insertion test (wrong device position in socket) and contact check (poor contact pin-to-socket) before it programs each device. These capabilities, supported by signature-byte check help prevent chip damage due to operator error.
  • PIKprog2 programmer performs programming verification at the marginal level of supply voltage, which, obviously, improves programming yield, and guarantees long data retention.
  • Various programming adapters are available to handle device in PLCC, SOIC, SSOP, TSSOP, TQFP and other packages.

  • Programmer is driven by an easy-to-use control program with pull-down menus, hot keys and on-line help. Selecting of device is performed by its class, by manufacturer or simply by typing a fragment of vendor name and/or part number.
  • Standard device-related commands (read, blank check, program, verify, erase) are enhanced by some test functions (insertion test, signature-byte check), and some special functions (autoincrement).
  • All known data formats are supported. Automatic file format detection and conversion during loading of file.
  • The rich-featured autoincrement function enables one to assign individual serial numbers to each programmed device - or simply increments a serial number, or the function enables one to read serial numbers or any programmed device identification signatures from a file.
  • The software also provide a many information about programmed device. As a special, the drawing of all available packages are provided. The software provide also explanation of chip labelling (the meaning of prefixes and suffixes at the chips) for each supported chip.
  • The software provide a full information for ISP implementation: Description of ISP connector pins for currently selected chip, recommended target design around in-circuit programmed chip and other necessary information.

Care for the customers

  • New Device Request (AlgOR Service)
    • You can ask for new devices support using our AlgOR service. Please see AlgOR (Algorithm On Request) service for details.

  • Free life-time software updates
    • Most current version of Elnec programmers software with support of newly added devices is available for free here.

  • Free Technical support
    • Elnec provide customers technical support (WebForm/e-mail based).

  • Keep-Current service
    • Keep-Current service means, that Elnec ships the latest version of programmer software and updated user documentation (Keep-Current package) to customer . The Keep-Current service is your hassle-free guarantee that you achieving the highest quality programming on Elnec programmers, at minimal cost.

  • Prompt delivery
    • Combination of extensive stock, flexible manufacturing and shipping of Elnec products by world class carriers (like DHL) warrants customers very fast and secure delivery of ordered Elnec products. Products ordered before 10 a.m. (CET) will be dispatched the same working day (if products are in stock and the payment is done by Online payment (CardPay, PayPal).

  • Warranty
    • Warranty on parts and workmanship of the PIKprog2 programmer is one-year from the date of purchase (limited 25 000-cycle warranty on ZIF sockets).
    • Elnec provides free shipping of programmer repaired under warranty back to customer world wide.
    • Preferential handling of repair requests ensures registration of the product that should be done within 60 days from the date of purchase here.

Hardware specification


  • two D/A converters for VCCP and VPP, controllable rise and fall time
  • VCCP range 2V..7V/350mA
  • VPP range 2V..25V/200mA
  • USB 2.0/1.1 compatible interface
  • selftest capability

ZIF socket, pindriver

  • 40-pin DIL ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) socket accepts both 300/600 mil devices up to 40-pins
  • pindriver: 40 TTL pindrivers, special GND/VCC/VPP pindriver for PICmicro® devices
  • FPGA based TTL driver provides H, L, CLK, pull-up, pull-down on all pindriver pins, level H selectable from 1.8 V up to 5V
  • continuity test: each pin is tested before every programming operation

ISP connector

  • 10-pin male type with missinsertion lock
  • 6 TTL pindrivers, provides H, L, CLK, pull-up, pull-down; level H selectable from 1.8V up to 5V to handle all (low-voltage including) devices.
  • 1x VCCP voltage (range 2V..7V/100mA) (*1) and 1x VPP voltage (range 2V..25V/50mA)
  • programmed chip voltage (VCCP) with both source/sink capability and voltage sense
  • (*1) - the programmer is not capable to supply a target system from VCCP pin. If you have such demand, use please a BeeProg+ programmer

Device support

Programmer, in ZIF socket

  • microcontrollers MicrochipTM PICmicro®: PIC10xxx, PIC12xxx, PIC14xxx, PIC16xxx, PIC17xxx, PIC18xxx, dsPIC series, 8 to 40 pins (*1)
  • Serial E(E)PROM: 17Cxxx, 24Cxxx, 24Fxxx, 25Cxxx, 59Cxxx, 85xxx, 93Cxxx series

Programmer, through ISP connector

  • Microcontrollers Microchip PICmicro: PIC10xxx, PIC12xxx, PIC16xxx, PIC17xxx, PIC18xxx, dsPIC series
  • (*1) - suitable adapters are available for non-DIL packages and devices with more than 40 pins.
  • for all supported devices see actual DEVICE LIST

Programming speed

Device Operation Mode Time
PIC16C67 programming and verify in ZIF 12 sec.
PIC18F452 programming and verify in ZIF 8 sec.
PIC16F876A programming and verify ISP 6 sec.
PIC12C508 programming and verify ISP 4 sec.
Conditions: P4, 2.4 GHz, USB high-speed, Windows XP.


  • Algorithms: only manufacturer approved or certified algorithms are used. Custom algorithms are available at additional cost.
  • Algorithm updates: software updates are available approx. every 4 weeks, free of charge.
  • Main features: revision history, session logging, on-line help, device and algorithm information.

Device operations

  • standard:
    • intelligent device selection by device type, manufacturer or typed fragment of part name
    • blank check, read, verify
    • program
    • erase
    • configuration and security bit program
    • illegal bit test
    • checksum
  • security
    • insertion test
    • contact check
    • ID byte check
  • special
    • auto device serial number increment
    • statistic
    • count-down mode

Buffer operations

  • view/edit, find/replace
  • fill, copy, move, byte swap, word/dword split
  • checksum (byte, word)
  • print

File load/save

  • no download time because programmer is PC controlled
  • automatic file type identification

  • Supported file formats
    • unformatted (raw) binary
    • HEX: Intel, Intel EXT, Motorola S-record, MOS, Exormax, Tektronix, ASCII-SPACE-HEX


PC system requirements


  • operating voltage 15..20V DC, max. 0.5A
  • power consumption max. 6W active, about 1.4W sleep
  • dimensions 160x95x35 mm ( 6.3 x 3.7 x 1.4 inch)
  • weight: (without external power adapter) ca. 500g (17.65 oz)
  • operating temperature: 5°C ÷ 40°C (41°F ÷ 104°F)
  • operating humidity: 20%..80%, non condensing

Base configuration package includes

  • PIKprog2 programmer
  • switch. power adapter, 15V DC/500mA, stabilized + power cord
  • connection cable PC-programmer
  • ISP cable
  • diagnostic POD for selftest of the programmer
  • anti-dust cover for ZIF socket
  • user manual (on CD)
  • software
  • transport case (cartoon box)

Additional services

  • Keep-Current - Elnec sends to user the latest version of programmer software and updated user documentation (Keep-Current package).
  • AlgOR - new supported devices on customer request

Programmer price also includes

  • free technical support (hot line)
  • free life-time software update via Internet

The information in this document are subject to change without notice.