RJ45 Wiring Harness for Microchip's ICD2

Introduction: RJ45 Wiring Harness for Microchip's ICD2

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Microchip's ICD2 provides a 6 wire pigtail to program and debug PICs. This instructable shows you the pin-out for connecting this pigtail to an RJ45 female connector.

Step 1: Materials

1 - RJ 45 Female Head.
1 - Length of CAT5, ideally with a solid (not stranded) copper core.

Step 2: Pin-Out Table

This pinout uses a T-568B wiring scheme:

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    good ,which is used software and plz. give the details of programs transfers process? which is ic supported


    14 years ago on Introduction

    Its a very good idea but the connector on the ICD2 unit is actually a RJ12 (same as US telephone connector but all 6 conductors) An easy (and cheap) solution for connectors with the ICD2 unit is to make a 10 Pin IDC cable (5pins x2 rows) with the RJ12 on the other side. IDC headers fit on Strip-boards better than RJ12 sockets. If you recycle a lot of old components like me then you find it harder to get RJ12 sockets with all 6 pins at times. where as ICD headers are a plenty, you can pull them off almost anything.


    Reply 14 years ago on Introduction

    my IDC ICD2 cable pinout is as follows if your interested:
    (as if looking at the header on a target board)
    Pin Function
    [1 2] = PGC
    [3 4] = PGD
    [5 6] = GND
    [7 8] = Vcc
    [9 10] = Vpp/MCLR

    All my boards have this connector added.