I have now a new USB In-Circuit Debugger ICD2 that will allow me to program PICs much faster than my old LPT (parallel port) one and debug my PICs hardware by using proprietary Microchip protocol. I have made some test programing my old PIC 16F628A and new 16F690. It works fine! Really fast and have less errors while flashing the PIC. Also, this is now integrated with Microchip MPLAB, just need to activate tool, connect and flash! No more switching between different tools!
Will make real time hardware debug as soon as possible! I’m testing my new PIC 16F690 on I2C communications! Slave device supports I2C Hardware protocol. Master device will need to be implemented by software! Will post results as soon as possible.