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The PICkit is a low-cost programmer/debugger from Microchip for the PIC-architecture.

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MT3608L based step up power convertor not stable - seems caused by erase cycle of PICKit 4

I'm a hobby home cockpit builder, and making my panels myself. Panels have backlighting, for which I use LED's. To control the LED's, I'm using STP08CP05TTR having 8 constant current outputs. I use ...
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Can I read a PIC24FJ128GA010 hex file from the microntroller using a pickit3?

I'm working on a proejct where I have a functional device and some old code with no instructions and no .x project file (abandoned project). I want to recompile the old code and reprogram the ...
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PICkit 5 giving -109 error when programming PIC

I have a PICkit 5 which I think is correctly connected to a PIC16lf18425. Whenever try to program it I get error -109 I just have a 0.1 uf electrolytic capacitor between GND and VDD and a 10k ohm ...
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PICKIT3 unavailable on MPLAB X IDE [closed]

What I want to achieve To write a program to a PIC microchip using PICKIT3 and MPLAB X IDE. Issue PICKIT3 not found on Device Manager No compilers found on MPLAB X IDE Environment Windows 10 ...
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Microchip WBZ451 / PIC32CX with PicKit4 resists programming with SWD

I have a WBX451, that's a BLE + blah module with a PIC32CX on it. I'm trying to program it with a PicKit4 using SWD. I have about 2 hour experience programming PIC controllers and 1.5 decade ...
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Does anyone know the physical dimensions of the Microchip PICkit4 programmer?

Does anyone know the physical dimensions of the Microchip PICkit4 programmer (PG164140)? It would be useful to know so that I can leave proper clearance on my PCB around the programming header. I ...
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PIC programming problem: [ Pgm ] at 0x0, expected 0x00003180, got 0x00003fff

Got a problem when trying to program a PIC12F1840 with PicKit 4 in MPLAB X IDE v6.05. When I program it I get the error: ...
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I can't find the SMD package for a buzzer in Proteus

I am new to SMD Technology. For the circuit with a PIC microcontroller I am designing, I need to use a buzzer but I can't find the right SMD package for it. What SMD package can I use for a buzzer? I ...
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Inconsistent operation of PIC microcontroller

I have a PIC16F18076 microcontroller that I have been trying to get working and it simply has been working very inconsistently or not a all. I'm programming it using MplabX IDE and a Pickit 4, the ...
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Can I use PICkit 3 to program an ATF16V8CZ?

Is possible to program an ATF16V8CZ chip using a PICkit 3 programmer? In the pin description of the datasheet I can't find the conections to the programmer or the MCLR pin.
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PIC16F1517 timer0 does not work

I am trying to use Timer0 to control a blinking LED, but I am having some difficulties... the LED never turns on. I referred to this tutorial to set things up, but I still can't understand it, could ...
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PIC16F15244 - Transfer error when code's changed

I am currently working on a PIC16F5244. I am currently trying to correct a problem that despite my multiple searches and tests is still present. When I mount a new PIC16 on my PCB, I can program it, ...
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PIC Microcontroller C program Problem.[Sequential Issue and PWM Problem]

I have just started coding PIC microcontroller in C and do not understand where the problem is. PIC10F320 is chosen for its two PWM pins, one for breathing effect on LED and the other one for 75% duty ...
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How debug Atmega2560 with PICkit 4? (Arduino Mega board)

I own a brand new PICkit 4, and I'm trying to get a debug session working. This is what I did: 1. Cut reset pin from the USB-UART programmer. There is a Reset EN pad that can be cut off to isolate the ...
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Correct design for Pickit 3 ICSP

I am a software engineer messing with some electronics I can't figure out why I can't program with my PicKit 3. I need some help understanding why I can't program my microcontroller. I am able to ...
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Linux command-line C compilers for PIC10F200

What I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pi OS Lite 32-bit (a port of Debian with no desktop) environment installed PIC10F200 microcontrollers a PICKit3-like programmer I want to compile C and ...
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PIC18 preserving EEPROM data during reprogramming

I am using PIC18f4550 microcontroller to store some data in EEPROM so that the data can be accessible after the power reset. When I reprogram the PIC with PICkit3, it seems to wipe out the EEPROM data ...
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Microchip device support - MPLAB Snap supported or unsupported devices list

Need to program and debug PIC and AVR MCU's so MPLAB Snap looks to be a very attractive option however: "it supports many of Microchip’s newer MCU offerings but not some legacy products" - ...
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PICKit3 Connection Fails

I am an absolute beginner to PIC microcontrollers. I am using PICKit3 to program a PIC18F4550 and MPLABX-IDE / MPLAB IPE version 5.20. The problem I'm not able to solve is that the connection to ...
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How do I resolve the following error "Verify failed. [ Pgm ] at 0x0, expected 0x00002805, got 0x00002807" in MPLAB X IDE

I recently decided to get into learning how to develop embedded systems, using MPLAB X IDE and literature available on microcontrollers. The vast majority of which referenced the PIC16F84 and as such ...
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Mplab X IDE insists I'm trying to change protected boot memory even though all CodeGuard options are disabled

I'm new to this whole thing, so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, but the only relevant thing I could find is over 9 years old, using a different programmer and different PIC. I'm using ...
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Problem in simple LED Blinker Circuit using PIC16F877A

After a lot of trials & errors I was able to come up with a circuit to blink an LED using a PIC16F877A microcontroller. Components I use are, PIC16F877A LM7805 20MHz Crystal Oscillator IN4007 ...
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Best approach for PIC programming I need to do

Many years ago now, I have used general purpose 8 bit PIC, like for example the PIC16F84A, writing their code in assembly, which I really like. I haven't had the need to do anything related to this ...
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PIC18F97J60 program download problem

I have a problem with downloading the .hex file to PIC18F97J60 using PICKit2. The software I'm using is MikroC when I'm trying to send the file it shows me: (warning: Some configuration words not ...
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How to connect a PIC32MK 100-pin Motor Control Plug-In Module (PIM) for programming

I recently got a PIC32MK 100-pin Motor Control Plug-In Module (PIM) I have been trying to prgram it but I have been running into the following error: ...
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Programming PIC18F4680 using PicKit4

I received my PicKit4 and some uCs. Since my only PDIP package is a PIC18F4680 I want to test the programmer and MPLAB IDE with it. I set the board following this tutorial. I loaded an template ...
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PIC MCU PIC16F887 not working with external power

I am a newbie with PIC doing my first project to understand how PICs work. I have some experience with Arduino and trying to learn PIC now. I have chosen PIC16F887 (40 pin DIP package) as my first ...
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How is Pickit 3 connected to PIC32?

Using a PIC32MM0064GPM028, how is Pickit 3 supposed to connect to it? Reading page 3 of the datasheet I see no PGC/PGD-pins at all, and in this document (PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer Guide)...
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PIC16F877A stops working when I remove the PICkit 3

I've made codes of different sequences of lights but somehow this one does not work when I remove the PICkit 3, as long as the PICkit is on the circuit works. I am supplying my circuit with a 5V-3A ...
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ICSP (pickit2) on 3.3v dsPIC33

I'm using a dsPIC33FJ64MC202 (@3.3V) for some project. I normally program my PIC projects with MPLABX through a PICkit 2, but I never tried using it on a 3.3V chip. Will it work? I know the target ...
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Where can I find a list of PIC microcontrollers programmable and debuggable with a PICkit 2? [closed]

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 ...
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My PIC16F628As keeping dying with a Pickit3

I have hooked up my PIC16F628As to my PICKIT like this: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Yet 3 already died after a few writes, yet the datasheet claimed to support ...
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Using pickit 3 with DSPIC30F2010

I'm just learning to use the PIC microcontrollers and am totally confused having no knowledge prior. I am using a pickit 3 and the DSPIC30F2010. I have used to connect them via the circuit as shown ...
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How to make use of Internal Oscillator in PIC16F676?

Im a beginner in PIC and using PIC16F676 for making an LED blinking program. But every tutorial uses an external oscillator. I want to make use of the internal oscillator to do this, so can anyone ...
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PICkit 2 VPP voltage level error. Check target & retry operation. Error in PICkit 2

We are using PICkit 2 (STL035V2.0 See here ) to program a PIC 16F676. We got the error : PICkit 2 VPP voltage level error. Check target & retry operation. Error in PICkit 2. We also ...
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PIC microcontroller not working without PICKIT3

I was trying to program a PIC microcontroller with MPLabX 5.1 and PICKIT3. I'm having a weird problem. After flashing the program, with PICKIT connected, the MCU works fine but after disconnecting it ...
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PIC simple LED ON not working

I have been trying really hard to just get a PIC to turn on an LED, i know its super simple but for some reason i just cant figure out, its not turning ON! I am using an old fashion PIC16F877, I am ...
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PIC 10F200 MCLR PIN as Output

I need To use MCLR pin to make led blinking using this configuration but I conn't write the code for that
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PICKit 3 VDD Overcurrent

The PICKit 3 user guide tells me that it can source up to 30mA when in "Debugger Powered" mode, and that this mode can be used for independent programming in some cases. It also tells me the PICKit 3 ...
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is the pickit4 compatible with PICkit 44-Pin Demo Board (PIC18F45K20)

can I use the pickit4 with the PICkit 44-Pin Demo Board (PIC18F45K20), is it just a matter of aligning the pins with the arrow ? thanks
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Error Connecting PIC12F683 to MPLABX with PicKit3

Disclaimer: I am a complete noob when it comes to programming chips with a dedicated external programmer such as the PicKit3, as well as writing code for chips (especially not in C) so bear with me :) ...
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PIC16F676 communication using infrared

So I've been working on this project for some time now and I've hit a wall since I'm new to using pickit3 and using C language is not my strong. Basically what I'm trying to do is use two micro-...
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MPLABX v4.01 (Linux) cannot find PICKit3

I just bought a PICKit3 and Linux finds it: $ lsusb ... Bus 003 Device 081: ID 04d8:900a Microchip Technology, Inc. PICkit3 But MPLABX doesn't recognize it (see ...
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Programming PIC16F877a using PICKIT3

I'm trying to program a pic16f877a using PICKIT3 and MPLAB without success. I'm powering the pic with the pickit. I verified the connections almost 20 times, everythings plugged at the right place , ...
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PIC16F877A reprogramming failure using PICKIT2 programmer

I wrote a program to upload to my PIC16F877A. Initially it uploaded correctly using the PICkit2 programmer and the microcontroller worked fine, but when I tried to change a piece of code and reprogram ...
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I have problems with programming a PIC16F84A with Pickit 2

So I've been trying to program a PIC16F84A Microcontroller with a Pickit 2 for 7 days now and I still can't make it to work. I have an LED attached to pin RB4 and I want to make it blink. Any help ...
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Configuration problem with pic16F877A

I am building a program for a PIC16F877A. It seems to be running correctly in the simulator MPLABX. I'm using about half the available program and data memory. During programming I receive the ...
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Issues with OLIMEX PIC18F4550

I am having issue with my OLIMEX PIC18F4550 (link). I am not able to view any tools in my IPE. I am using PICkit 3 from Microchip. I think the issue might be that OLIMEX isn't powering up. I have ...
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Is it necessary to use pickit for pic MCU?

Recently I bought PIC18f4550 dvelopment board by OUMEX. I started go through online tutorials and mess around MPLAB IDE to use it. While setting up a new project, I was asked to select a tool as shown ...
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Programming PIC18 with PICKit 3 and IPE

I am trying to to program a PIC18F4550 with IPE and PICKit 3. The steps I am following are as follows: First, write the code and compile it to obtain an .hex ...
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