MPLAB Snap Feb'20

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MPLAB Snap

Part Number: PG164100

50% Off - Use Coupon Code : TP2000        Expires : 29-Feb-2020

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Thu. Feb 6, 2020 - 10:29 PM
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https://www.microchipdirect.com/product/PG164100

[14.95USD then 50% off for TP2000 

Expires : 29-Feb-2020]

In Stock (Processes Immediately): 5,486

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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MPLAB® Snap Additional Items Needed - Developer Help

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  • a full-featured Micro-B USB cable (data and power), no longer than 1.5 meters, to connect to a computer (e.g., the Microchip Part Number ATUSBMICROCABLE-XPRO)

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  • any wiring interfaces or cables needed for your application, some available adapters and cables include: [PIC parts]

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ATUSBMICROCABLE-XPRO - USB cable Micro 1.5m | microchipDIRECT

 

edit : MPLAB Snap | AVR Freaks

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Sun. Feb 2, 2020 - 01:30 AM
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[USB Cable] no longer than 1.5 meters

Really?  I didn't think that was the way USB was supposed to work :-(
(alas, I reckon that many "USB Cables" fail to meet specs...)

 

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Wonderful, except when I apply TP2000, it says 

 

Must be a bug!!!  If I only had the debugger...

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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also in Known Problems

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/mplab-snap?page=1#comment-2744311

post is a reminder to acquire a USB cable other than a charging-only cable.

 

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A guess is takes awhile to update web pages (HQ sync'd to sales)

Dev Tool Deals | Microchip Technology was updated (sometime yesterday?) for Feb'20.

 

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The TP2000 Coupon code does not work.

The stock levels have gone from 5486 at 01:46 GMT to 5,720  at 16:25 GMT

 

Farnell has 15 of them in Stock.   Priced at £5.79.  £1.16 VAT.    No Coupon required.

 

Obviously Free Delivery is dependent on having an account (or having a £20 minimum order)

 

It is always worth comparing "Microchip special offers" with your local Distributor's price.

 

David.

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Some of the ones at Microchip do work and effort on Saturdays though am guessing specific enabling actions can only occur on a workday weekday.

 

That Farnell sale looks good :

https://octopart.com/search?q=PG164100&currency=USD&specs=0

 

https://www.microchipdirect.com/shipping-info has shipping prices though the fourth banner on the microchipDIRECT home page shows a zero price upgrade to overnight shipping for ones in CONUS and Canada.

 

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I can never understand how the Distributor "business model" works.

 

They hold stock on real shelves for thousands of items.   And despatch orders instantly.

 

This is fine for fast-moving items.   They obviously make a good margin.

But there must always be obsolete stock left on the shelf.   There will be a lot of capital tied up in parts gathering dust.

Eventually they might shift some to an "obsolete parts specialist company" at a loss.   But they get the shelf space back.

 

David.

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david.prentice wrote:
The TP2000 Coupon code does not work.
mismatch between home and sales

Dev Tool Deals | Microchip Technology

DEVELOPMENT TOOL DEALS microchipDIRECT

 

edit : meanwhile ...

404 | Microchip Technology

 

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Last Edited: Wed. Feb 5, 2020 - 01:29 AM
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MPLAB Snap Feb'20 sale is off

web pages nearly match

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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I ordered two 50% off tues got them today  (thurs)...pretty quick!! 

 

When I get a discount I just end up buying more

 

They have a file posted for a matching 3D printer case I can make to keep the crumbs off.

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Digi-Key's Oh Snap! Enclosure for MPLAB® SNAP Debugger by DigiKey - Thingiverse (also has the Digi-Key part number for the target squid cable)

via Overview tab at MPLAB Snap

 

edit :

two's a good call; one for EDBG and one for USB CDC ACM (Windows virtual COM)

 

edit2 : virtual COM

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/mplab-snap?page=1#comment-2744311

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Fri. Feb 7, 2020 - 01:02 AM