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DT001 SimmStick Development Platform

The DT001 is a versatile development platform for SimmSticks, and a PIC programmer for a wide variety of processors.


DT001 Features

  • Three Alternative PIC Programming connections:
    • Inboard Programming of PIC CPU on DT101 SimmStick.
      Slot 1 is switched via the Load/Run switch for in-circuit programming for the ZI84.
    • 18 pin ZIF socket for direct on-board PIC programming
    • 10 pin header for programming dedicated target boards
      (using standard pinout from Pigmy board)
  • On-board power supply regulators
  • DB-9 and Max-232 for Serial Comms
  • SimmStick bus with up to 8 Simm sockets at .3" centers
  • Expansion socket for extending SimmStick Bus
  • Diagnostic and Status LEDs
  • DonTronics 34 pin Relay Bus header,
  • Easy interfacing using the Printer Port of PC

Getting it Going

Circuit Diagram [as PDF]  [as GIF]

Assembly Instructions

Programmer Configuration Options

Testing & Debugging

PIC 508 & 509 Programming with a DT001

Hardware Construction Options - ZIF sockets ...

Constructors Comments

Frequent Asked Questions:

  • Will the DT001 burn a 508/509 chip? - YES
  • Will it work on fast Pentium computers? - YES
  • Will it burn micros other than the 84 type? - YES

Additional holes are provided for 30 pin sockets or pins at .15" centers so that in fact 15 boards could be installed, well if they all had low profile Surface Mount Devices. This has been done so that the user has the choice of socket placement.

A 30 pin female right angle pin header will allow for simple connection to an extension of the SimmStickTM Bus to additional boards, so you don't have to design to the 30 pin SimmStickTM module connector layout. To hook up a vero matrix board, all you need is a right angle 30 pin male strip pin header. With a modular system, right angle and straight male and female pin headers, extension boards that allow boards to flip right or left, verticle, 27 degree and right angle simm sockets, you will find it could be much like a Rubick's Cube or Meccano set building block than a serious Single Chip Micro hardware platform. Final design is up to the individual's imagination.

Early Constructors Chit Chat

Comments from kit builders which eventually resulted in the SiUser List Server..

Reverse Engineering, Inc.  

Mod Chip FAQ, Source and explanation of operation are here.

Finding DT001 and SimmStick files on the Web.  


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