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Questions tagged [pickit]

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

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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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Random flashing with PICKit3 (bad connection?)

The circuit ( sorry for some mess ): So, as you could see, all pins which are necessary for flashing ( programming ) are connected properly, but this gives random results: , but VERY rare it gives ...
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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: https://www.olimex.com/Products/PIC/Proto/PIC-USB-4550/resources/PIC-USB-4550.pdf) I am not able to view any tools in my IPE. I am using PICkit 3 ...
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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 the next. 1) First, write the code and compile it to obtain an .hex file My code is just a simple Hello ...
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Is it safe to apply voltage to the output of UA78M33CDCY regulator?

I'm working on a project where I want to program a dsPIC33E. My board integrates an UA78M33CDCY linear regulator and I want to program the controller by powering the target from PICKit3. Is it safe ...
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PIC18 problem with flash programming [closed]

Firstly, I have to say that I'm new to PIC family. I am trying to build USB-CAN converter from USB-TIN page using PIC18f14k50 microcontroller, PICkit3 programmer and MPLAB IDE. After writing hex file ...
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PIC10F200 Breakout Board - Use ICSPDAT and ICSPCLK as GPIOs?

i am desinging a breakout board for the PIC10F200 at the moment and i am wondering if i am able to use ICSPDAT (GP0), ICSPCLK (GP1) and MCLR (GP3) as GPIOs if i use in-circuit debugging / programming ...
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what resistor i should use for programming pickit3?

I'm trying to program a 16f877a pic with the pickit3 and I'm be able to find what resistor i should use for MCLR to Vdd Pull-Up because it doesn't say clearly and i don't either what compiler either ...
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PICkit 3 set MCLR high

I have a PICkit 3 with a "PICkit 44-Pin Demo Board". To get the demo board to function I need to either disable the MCLR (#pragma config MCLRE = OFF) or put a pull ...
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Writing SSPBUF from variable in I2C slave protocol in PIC18

I am migrating this question from StackOverflow to this forum because I believe it is more adequate. I am writing an I2C slave routine for PIC18F25K80 and I am stuck on a weird problem. This is my ...
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Pickit3 overcurrent protection

The reason for these questions is I'm using these programmers to test a circuit boards with test firmware so I'm trusting the pickit3 to report programming failures without damage to the USB port and ...
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Loading a HEX file with PICkit 2

I'm trying to upload a hex file, generated from multiple C source files with xc8 in Proteus, into a PIC18F4520. Usually, I don't have any problems doing this but ...
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How to connect a dsPic30f2010 to pickit3 icsp

I recently bought a pickit3, I have a development board for the dsPIC30f but it the pickit3 doesn't seem to be able to read the chip. When I try to connect to the chip, I have the error: Target ...
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Cannot debug project using “MPLAB X IDE” on “PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit” with “PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger”

I have "PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit" (DV320032) board (with on-board PIC32MX470F512L) connected to a PC via "PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger" (PG164130). After some experimentation I found out ...
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pic32 debug char pointer declaration

I'm working with a PIC32MX564F128H in MPLABX 2.35 with pickit3. I'm trying to parse a message from UART. The character is received properly, but I'm stalling when I attempt to copy a character to a ...
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Using 7-Segment Display on pic18f

I want to show a decimal number between 0-99 on 7-segment display by using 2 push buttons. These buttons will be used for incrementing and decrementing the number on display. I'm using pic18f assembly ...
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Programming PIC with PICkit3 - do I need enabled MCLR?

I'm working with PIC12F629. It has 8 pins (6 for I/O). I need to use MCLR pin as input pin (for a button), so I have to disable MCLR (I guess). After first programming I want to be able to program ...
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Which MPLAB-X version supports Pickit 2?

I got myself a Microchip Pickit-2 Programmer from a local store. I installed MPLAB release v2.26 from Microchip's website. However, in this version of MPLAB, it is not detecting my Pickit-2. ...
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RxTx communication with multiple slaves using a RaspberryPi

I am a programmer trying to build a circuit with limited EE knowledge. With so many options(at least being new to this), just want to make sure I am going down the right path. What I am trying to ...
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Copying Firmware

I have a PIC chip with a firmware. I have another identical microprocessor, but it's empty. I need to copy the firmware from the programmed PIC to the empty one. I don't have the original code. The ...
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Is it possible to program PIC18F device with .hex and .bin files

I have .bin and .hex files that I want to load into my PIC18F2480 device. I also have a .doc file explaining how to configure PIC18F2480 before programming. I've been told that it is possible to use ...
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What is causing - The target device is not ready for debugging?

I am trying to debug code on PIC16F677 using MPLAB X IDE (v3.10) and Pickit 3 and result is this message - The target device is not ready for debugging. Please check your configuration bit settings ...
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PICkit 3 requires device erase in IPE before programming in MPLAB-X

I'm seeing a new behavior of my PICkit 3 that I did not have before. I hope someone can point me to a direction, it seems that I either messed with some MPLAB-X configurations, or my PICkit 3 is ...
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disable write protection in eeprom

I'm working on pic24fj128ga202 microcontroller. My pic is interfaced with eeprom via I2C. I can't write and read on eeprom(BR24G256), then I read the datasheet of eeprom and came to know that there is ...
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How to get started with Microchip's PIC12 family programming? [closed]

I would like to start programming PIC12F683 but I have no clue how to handle I/O. Where can I find specific syntax for specific controller? I have tried to register on their forum, but I have't ...
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can i burn a programme on pic18f452 using avr isp [closed]

I'm using pic18f452. It's programmer is quite costly. so, i wanted to know if whether i can burn a programme on pic18f452 using avr isp profeammer or not If yes then how
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Programming a microcontroller with another microcontroller

I'm looking into using a PIC24FJ256GB106 to program three other of the same microcontroller. So this is how it should work: The program is sent across through serial to the master/programming PIC ...
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Check content of EEPROM during run-time like Visual Studio

In Visual Studio, when we try to read memory location, we add breakpoints and run step by step to see what is getting read or written to a memory location. Is there a similar way, we can do it in ...
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PIC Kit 3 - PIC32 memory mismatch error

after I worked for a while with the PIC16 microcontrollers, I wanted to get known to PIC32 microcontrollers. But I have a problem. If I try to run a simple program on the PIC32MX110F016B or on the ...
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PIC16 only runs on debugger

I'm running a Hello World that toggles RB7: ...
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Run a program on a PICKit 2 chip

I've got a PICKit 2 with a PIC16F690 chip plugged in, and installed MPLAB and made a sample program in C, which compiles fine. However, there's only the option to "Program to target device", "Read ...
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PIC Microchip Keeps Resetting

I have a PIC16LF1709 20-pin 8-bit microchip MCU. I am programming it using a PICkit 3. I am able to successfully burn a program to the chip and run it, but it always seems to reset part-way through ...
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PICkit3 MCLR to Vdd Pull-Up Resistor

I'll preempt this by saying that I'm a software person whose education (unfortunately) didn't even touch on the most basics of hardware or circuits. I'm attempting to program a PIC16f1709 microchip ...
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What is the difference between Microchip and ICD and PICKit?

I understand that Microchip has In-Circuit debuggers (ICD) which gives insight into a running PIC (or dsPIC for that matter) in real time. Then we have the ICE which goes a step ahead by replacing the ...
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Programming PIC24FJ64GB004

Hello all, I am trying to run simple LED blink program on PIC24FJ64GB004 using PICKit3 programmer, I tried multiple codes but all give same response. When i write a 0 to GPIO it remains at logic 0, ...
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Why erasing my PIC with PICKit2v2 doesn't work?

Below you can see the output of PICKit2V2 after clicking the Erase button: As you can see above, all the memory addresses (I scrolled also) are equal to 3FFF. ...
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MPLAB X IDE problem with PIC Programmer

I have a programmer and it works fine with PICKit2v2. As you see in the below images, I read my PIC16F877A memory and write to it successfully : But the problem appears when I want to use my ...
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PIC Microstick vs Pickit

I am starting new in using PIC MCUs and am slightly confused by these two available options. Pickit is a programmer/debugger, that's what they say. Now, there is this something called Microstick ...