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Do not use "programmer-to-go" button when there is no image on the OLIMEX PIC-KIT3 or MICROCHIP PIC-KIT3 or that might put your microcontroller in an inrecoverable state. We have tested the mentioned scenario and we can confirm it destroys PIC32 chips (using both our and the original Microchip PICKIT3). We don't take responsibility if you brick your chip that way. For more info check the following: www.microchip.com/forums/m635420.aspx.
PIC-KIT3 is low cost programmer / debugger, with only 55 x 55 mm (2.16 x 2.16") dimensions and only 30gr weight (without ICSP cable and packing) this little device fits in your pocket and is very convenient to carry with you when you work in field. PIC-KIT3 is completely replacement of Microchip's original MPLAB-PICKIT3 and with it you can do everything you can do with the original MPLAB-PICKIT3.
- USB (Full Speed 2 M bits/s) interface to host PC
- Real time background debugging
- MPLAB IDE GUI (latest release available for free download from Microchip's web site)
- Built in over-voltage/short circuit monitor
- Firmware upgradeable from PC
- Light plastic enclosure
- Supports low voltage to 2.0 volts. (2.0 to 6.0 range)
- Diagnostic bi-color LED (Busy, Error)
- USB power status green LED
- Reading/Writing memory space and EEDATA areas of target microcontroller
- Programs configuration bits
- Erase of program memory space with verification
- Peripheral freeze-on-halt stops timers at breakpoints
PIC ICSP connector (top view)
MPLAB-IDE - you can download the latest version from Microchip's web site.
Q: What USB cable I need?
A: You must have USB type A-B cable to connect to PC, all PC USB hosts have USB-A connector while PIC-KIT3 have USB-B connector so the cable should be USB A-to-B type.
Q: What should I know when connect PIC-KIT3 to target board.
A: It's very important your target PIC MCLR to not be connected directly to VCC! During the programming/debugging MCLR goes as high as 13VDC and if your target MCLR is connected directly to target VCC you will blow either PIC-KIT3 either your target board. Use always 10K pullup resistor from MCLR to VCC.
The external voltage supply is not needed for the default operation. Consider PIC-Kit3 for a complete replica of Microchip's PICKit3 (when selecting the programmer/debugger in MPLAB or when seeking more information). There are a couple of differences and I'm writing a manual about it now.
One of those differences is the power jack which comes handy when you want to program devices on-the-fly in stand-alone mode (with the needed program stored in the flash memory). The original PIC-KIT3 required always a mini USB cable and with our device you have an additional option of using source of (6 - 12)VDC power. The + is the pin of the connector, the GND is the outer metallic plate.
I will upload the manual as soon as it is ready.
There is a manual available now at the PIC-KIT3 page (I also updated and corrected the page a bit): https://www.olimex.com/Products/PIC/Programmers/PIC-KIT3/. Unofficially, all documentation for Microchipâ€™s PICKit3 is suitable for our device, too (especially regarding the FAQ and IDE side).
Direct link for the manual: https://www.olimex.com/Products/PIC/Programmers/PIC-KIT3/resources/PIC-KIT3.pdf
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