Where can I find a list of PIC microcontrollers that I can program and debug using a PICkit 2 in MPLAB X?
I am a hobbyist who would like to breadboard prototype a new project based on a PIC microcontroller. I'm selecting a PIC based on my needs, and would like it to be compatible with the PICkit 2 I already own. (I have previously used it with the dsPIC33 series).
I can't find any way to use the Microchip parts selector to filter by ICSP/PICkit revision compatibility.
I'm getting contradictory information from the datasheets. In the PICkit 2 readme, I'm told I can program and debug a PIC16F1938, but looking at the datasheet in section 32.0 I find that it is compatible with PICkit 3, with no mention of PICkit 2.
As the PICkit 2 is quite an old device and not receiving updates, should I assume that the readme contains the final list of devices supported by its most recent firmware? And that datasheets for any devices I find will refer to the most recent PICkit available at the time of writing?
The readme also contains the following warning
================================================================= = NOTE: This list shows support for the PICkit 2 Programmer = = software application. It does not show support for using the = = PICkit 2 within MPLAB IDE. For a list of MPLAB supported = = parts, see the MPLAB IDE PICkit 2 Readme. = = (Typically in C:\Program Files\Microchip\MPLAB IDE\Readmes) = =================================================================
which I take to mean that I might be able to program certain devices, but not debug them. Is there a version of the 'MPLAB IDE PICkit 2 Readme' online?