[updated:LAST EDITED ON 14-Jan-02 AT 11:55 AM (GMT) by nobbly (moderator)]I am not fully sure what you mean by "upgrade", but I guess that is like upgrading your VCR as in going out and buying a new one.
ELVIS is know to be a highly popular model and a very powerful one too, but I had better not point out the best place around to show all the features in case that is considered advertising.
The only upgrade ELVIS can do itself is with the latest Windows and DOS software, but this model also supports a firmware upgrade just in case new hardware features are added.
Anyway at the end of the day ELVIS is the most popular card programmer around, which is thanks to my support of this once hardly known model and the people who believed what I said.
Gold (16F84 and 24x16), FunCard / PurpleCard (AT90S8515A and 24x64/24x65), Jupiter / PinkCard (AT90S2323 or AT90S2343 and 24x16), SilverCard (PIC16F877 and 24x64/24x65), CashCard, and BlueCard (PIC16F84 and 24x64/24x65).
Oh yes and I have to soon add GSM Sim cards to that list.
And so ELVIS can program a damned load more then simple Gold cards, but the Millenium programmer is famed for its Gold support. While I have seen a few software changes I have not yet seen a Millenium program more PIC type than just the PIC16x84.
Well anyway I don't know what he is on about, but if you are looking for the next important software update (adding SILVER card types etc under Windows as well), then the name for this is highly likely to be called MP8.
They could go to MP7 I suppose, but a total rewrite should ideally go to MP8.
The MP7 beta adds a few extra features, but as it loses a few as well, then I have always preferred MP6.
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 12-Jan-02 AT 06:10 PM (GMT)]Yeah Yeah,
I'm fully aware what the "Elvis" does, I've been on your web site and have in fact bought from you. What I was simply trying to say was that the poster may be confusing the hardware upgrade on the millenium with the beta software on the "Elvis". Particularly as on a previous post he had mentioned the Millenium, when obviously meaning the "Elvis"
I think the upgrade you refer to is an upgrade of the programme,that drives Elvis .Ad-Teknik know that some people are having trouble with the programme ,myself included,and they promised a upgrade before Christmas,but it's not materialised yet.
So there is now one additions in that it can now program the Silver card and PIC relatives.
Maybe a fine addition if you already own this model, but compared to ELVIS buying one would be a mistake. When I have seen like 10 times more ELVIS upgrades in the past year, then with this model in the past three.
Well it is interesting to see that there is still life left in that old model.
"MILLENIUM2000VX MAX UPGRADE ***NEW PRODUCT**
Upgrade your current Millenium programmer to the new Millenium2000VX Max
Specifiaction with this easy-to-fit upgrade kit.
The kit consists of 1xUpgrade Chip, Windows Software Disk and Instructions.
All Millenium2000VX programmers can be upgraded plus 99% of all other 'Millenium Type' units on the market.
Installation of the upgrade is easy and involves removing just one chip from your programmer and replacing it with another, in most cases this chip will simply unplug. If all the components on your programmer are soldered and you would like us to fit the upgrade for you, this can be done for an additional fee of £10.00"
Sorry about the long winded quote this was from www.pulsat.com, just searching for Millenium programmer upgrade on google brings up many sites that offer this service :-)