Hi-Lo programmer Versions

Question: I have two versions of the Hi-Lo programmer: one labeled "Cypress USB Programmer for Starter" and another with "Programmer for CY7C63000" . What are the differences between the two versions?

 

Answer:

There are two versions of the Hi-Lo programmer. The one that is labeled "Programmer for CY7C63000" can only be used to program the CY630xx parts. The one that is labeled "Cypress USB Programmer for Starter" can be used to program the 630xx family as well as other M8 chips. The 630xx doesn't require any external adapter/matrix card; however, other M8 chips do require these external components to complete the programmer.