mvs sarma wrote:i fear you are , may be, complicating the design. even smd chips could well be managed with original pcb using dip converter and can be plugged into a dip socket. as such they can be progranned ouside with help of breadboard and 5 wires connecting to programmer.
I know that i could do it that way, but i am doing a new artwork for a new pcb and i wish to use smd chips.
Would you agree that the circuit i posted would work to prog a PIC in circuit ?