Highlights of the MPLAB ICD 3


An all-in-one programming solution, Microchip's MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is a cost-effective, high-speed tool, which supports the in-circuit programming and debugging of Microchip's Flash-based 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) as well as its entire line of 16- and 32-bit MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC® digital signal controllers (DSCs).

What is the difference between MPLAB ICD 2 and MPLAB ICD 3?

While both in-circuit debuggers support all Flash-based Microchip devices, the MPLAB ICD 3 will support them at their specified processor speeds up to 80 MPS for PIC32MX. Programming times are typically 15 times faster than previous systems and inherits the Plug-and-Play connection to the target. The ICD 3 programs and debugs at several orders of magnitude faster than the ICD 2 because of its hardware acceleration, high-speed USB 2.0, and highly optimized debugging and programming techniques.

The ICD 3 allows programmable programming voltage to the target over a much wider range the ICD 2, which provides functionality for some devices without the need for special adapters. Additionally, the ICD 3 has sufficient horsepower and capacity for code expansion already built in. This allows it to keep up with faster, improved debugging facilities implemented into Microchip silicon devices, providing a feature-rich environment for customers.

The new MPLAB ICD 3 also offers several advantages that connect to its target with a connector compatible with team players MPLAB ICD 2 and MPLAB REAL ICE systems. Full-speed, real-time emulation and ruggedized interface protection guards from power surges, allowing for maximum speeds. The ICD 3 enables low-voltage emulation and powerful debugging compatibility at a low cost.

Digi Key Part Number Description User Guide Datasheet  
DV164035-ND MPLAB ICD3 DEBUGGER/PROGRAMMER DV164035-ND User Guide DV164035-ND Datasheet View DV164035-ND

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