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Warp-13a PIC Programmer


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Warp-13a PIC Programmer from Newfound Electronics. Completely assembled and ready to use. Ships with the latest firmware, version "Redback 10a". See below for complete list of supported chips.

In order to make this as inexpensive as possible, the power supply and serial cable are sold separately. Both are common items, and you probably have one or more compatible power supplies or serial cables lying around your house. But if not, we also sell those two items separately and at a low cost.

You will also need the following:

Price includes the 40-pin ZIF socket already installed and suitable for all serial programmable PICs (except the 14000). You will need to provide your own power supply suitable for the country you live in; a wall wart that can supply 12VAC or 17-22VDC @200mA is ideal. The Warp-13a power connector is a 2.1mm DC power socket and is not polarity sensitive due to the full bridge rectification onboard the Warp-13a. You will also need to provided your own serial cable, a straight-through extension cable.

All software and documentation must be downloaded from the web; it is not supplied with the programmer. Instructions for downloading and installing the sofware and help files can be found at



(Note: ZIF socket shown IS supplied as standard)


  • Warp-13a programs ALL PICs (except 17Cxx family.) We have support for the 18Cxx, 18F series and USB PICs!
  • Use directly from MPLAB, the free development system from Microchip.
  • Compatible with all leading ASM, BASIC and C compilers
  • Bonus support for the ATMEL AVR, tiny and Mega chips
  • Bonus support for 8-pin Serial EEPROMs 24C, 25C 93C, 59C, SPI, I²C and uWire types
  • Free Windows 9x/ME/XP software and updates via Web site.
  • Proven design used by over one thousand people throughout the world.

NEWFOUND ELECTRONICS is the only PIC programmer supplier (other than Microchip) that has fully MPLAB compatible programmers. Our programmers integrate with MPLAB in exactly the same way as the PICSTART Plus. In fact, MPLAB thinks that it is talking to a PICSTART Plus!

The Warp-13a features an on-board ISP connector suitable for in circuit PIC programming and connection to odd pin out devices like the 14000 and the 16C92x Quad pack parts.

In addition to supporting a whole range of PIC parts, the Warp-13a offers bonus support for ATMEL AVR micros.

Built on a quality double sided plate-though hole PCB, the Warp-13a is neat and robust and will serve you well over a long period of time.

The Warp-13a is an excellent programmer to fill the gap between the low end cheaper programmers and the quite costly PICSTART Plus. With MPLAB compatibility included as a standard feature, the Warp-13a is now better than ever a great choice for your PIC programmer.

At more than $100 less than the cost of the PICSTART Plus, and as a much improved design over "cheap" programmer kits, (which in fact aren't much lower in cost when you "read the fine print" and pay the software registration fee...), NEWFOUND ELECTRONICS is proud to bring you this powerful cost saving tool.


18Fxxx Support out now!

16C5x Family
16C52, 16C55, 16C57, 16C54, 16C55A, 16C57C, 16C54A, 16C56, 16CR57B, 16C54B, 16C56A, 16CR57C, 16C54C, 16CR56A, 16C58A, 16CR54A, 16C58B, 16CR54B, 16CR58A, 16CR54C, 16CR58B (PDIP, SOIC*, Windowed CERDIP), 16HV540

(All the above PICs require either the 18-pin Zif or 28-pin auxiliary ZIFs to be fitted.)
(Many PIC programmers don't program ANY of the above devices)

12Cxxx Family
12C508, 12C508A, 12CE518, 12C509, 12C509A, 12CE519,
12C671, 12C672, 12CE673, 12CE674

12F6xx Family
12F629, 12F675

16C50x Family

16C55x Family
16C554, 16C554A, 16C556A, 16C558, 16C558A

16C6x(x) Family
16C61, 16C62, 16C62A, 16C62B, 16C63, 16C63A, 16C63B, 16C64, 16C64A, 16C65, 16C65A, 16C65B, 16C66, 16C67, 16C66A, 16C67A,
16C620, 16C621, 16C622, 16C620A, 16C621A, 16C622A, 16CE623, 16CE624, 16CE625,
16C641, 16C642, 16C661, 16C662

16C7x(x) Family
16C707, 16C71, 16C710 (was 16C70), 16C711 (was16C71A), 16C712, 16C715, 16C716, 16C717, 16C72, 16C72A, 16C73, 16C73A, 16C73B, 16C74, 16C74A, 16C74B, 16C74C, 16C76, 16C77, 16C76A, 16C77A

16C770, 16C771*, 16C773, 16C774

16C712, 16C716, 16C717

16C745, 16C765

16F62x Family

16F7x Family
(We use a 16F73 on board the Warp for the firmware!)

16F8x(x) Family
16F83, 16C84, 16F84, 16F84A , 16F627, 16F628, 16F630, 16F676, 16F870, 16F871, 16F872, 16F873, 16F874, 16F876, 16F877, 16F873A, 16F874A, 16F876A, 16F877A

16C92x Family
16C923#, 16C924#

14C000 Family

18Cxxx Family
18C242, 18C252, 18C442, 18C452, 18C258, 18C458

18F242, 18F442, 18F252, 18F452, 18F248, 18F448, 18F258, 18F458 Support out now!

(In fact, all PICS except the 17Cxx family)

Please see our Download page for the Warp-13a driver.