PRESTO is a powerful, very fast and cost effective In-Circuit Serial programmer for a wide range of popular components - microcontrollers, serial EEPROM and Flash memory chips, CPLDs and others.
PRESTO operates on a USB port and requires no external power supply.
PRESTO is optimized for high speed, for example it programs and verifies a full PIC18F8720 in 6 seconds! (3 seconds for programming and 3 seconds for verification). Complete eCOG1 in less than 3 seconds.
Enhanced programming interface In-Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) is a very beneficial and frequently used PIC feature. PRESTO directly supports this function using a dedicated connector and an included cable.
In comparison to other ASIX programmers, the ICSP connector has been enhanced - there are two more pins allowing support of a wider range of components such as Atmels MCUs, devices with JTAG interface and many serially programmable memory chips.