|Pickit 3 package|
So, here are some pictures of the packet and the content. This bundle was delivered by DHL some days ago.
|Naked Pickit 3 and devboard|
|Comparison shot Pickit2 vs Pickit3|
As seen from the pictures I also took the Pickit 3 apart immediately and compared it to my old Pickit 2, looks like they have done quite a bit changes between product version.
The Pickit 2 uses an Pic18F2550 micro controller, that is on higher end amongst 8 bit Pic chips.
While the Pickit 3 has 24FJ256GB106, which is 16 bit micro controller with USB OTG port in it. There are also a lot of unused pins and peripherals at the Pickkit 3 controller, so I have to wonder didn't they find any simpler/smaller chip for this version of programmer.
|Pic18 demo board|
Edit.. The viedeo quality was so bad (flickering etc.) that I decided not to make it public. I have no idea what happened... But the material was more/less ruined.