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PRESTO is a fast and flexible USB In-Circuit Serial programmer.

This page contains links all available downloads for the PRESTO programmer: Documentation and software.


➜ PRESTO Reference Manual
(PDF format, ~5 MB)
MUST-READ INFORMATION for all users of the PRESTO programmer! It contains detailed information about PRESTO installation and usage, schematic diagrams and application notes for various devices, etc.

USB Drivers

USB drivers are included in the installation of the software UP, you do not need to install them separately!

Although the USB drivers supplied in the UP installation package work in most cases well also in older systems like Windows XP, ome installations of older systems may have problems with these new drivers. In such case please use these drivers:
⤓ (ZIP archive, 813 569 B)

In case of necessity is it possible to use:
➜ Archived last stand-alone version of the USB DRIVERS for PRESTO
Supported operating systems are Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.


➜ Program UP - main software application for PRESTO
UP supports almost all parts (MCUs and memories by Microchip/Atmel, Texas Instruments, Renesas, STM, NXP, Silicon Labs, Cypress, ...) except devices programmed via a JTAG interface. UP installation includes USB drivers and Reference Manuals.

Supports all devices with a JTAG interface for which is their development system able to create the .SVF or .XSVF programming files (FPGAs, CPLDs, various MCUs).

Allows for advanced control of the PRESTO programmer from the user's software by a .DLL library; with application note and software example for C and Delphi.

➜ Testing software for basic PRESTO hardware test (helps to find if there is a programmer failure).

Obsolete, unsupported software:

➜ How to use software for PRESTO under Linux.
Support was discontinued.

➜ ARMINE - OpenOCD-based GUI for selected ARM MCUs.
Obsolete, an old OpenOCD version required. For ARM programming we recommend to use the UP software.

➜ eCOG Programmer - supports Cyan eCOG1 MCUs.
Obsolete, company Cyan Technology no longer produces these MCUs.

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