Apr 132011

A while back, I picked up a bunch of 4 assorted smartcard programmers off eBay. A CLaNZeRS Phoenix/Smartmouse version 2.1 with at least one bad solder joint and no crystal in its socket, a CLaNZeRS MCESDK that requires Windows-only software, something with “TITANIUM www.smartchips.co.uk” on the bottom that appears to be for PICs, and the aforementioned Zeus programmer.

Of them, the Zeus seems to be the nicest from my point of view. There are two catches though: it requires a 15-18V center-positive power source and my regulated PSU tops out at 12V, and mine seems to have a 6MHz oscillator installed rather than the usual frequency (yours may vary). Oh, and documentation is severly lacking.
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