I was looking to use a PIC32MX series microcontroller on a project. It is currently in the mail, but I thought I would try to understand the wiring for power and programming before it arrived. I had planned on using a PICKit 3 to program the device over the ICSP line, but I'm having some trouble understanding the wiring of the MCLR. Here are the designs I have come across:
According to Figure 2-2 on page 46 of the reference manual for the device family the connection circuit should look something like the first circuit design. According to the Microchip wiki it should look like the second circuit. The third design comes from Figure 2-4 in the PICKit 3 User's Guide and the final design comes from Figure 1 in the Microchip ICSP Guide. The design I have seen most people using is the third one, but I am unsure if it would be better for some reason to use one of the others. Does anyone have a suggestion?