Rutronik: Microchip introduces high-speed in-circuit debugger

23 DECEMBER 2008

Microchip announces the MPLAB® ICD 3 – a cost-effective, high-speed development tool that supports in-circuit programming and debugging of Microchip’s Flash-based 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers and its entire line of 16- and 32-bit MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). With robust system capabilities and high-speed circuitry, flash MCU programming times are 15X or faster than the current generation, plus the MPLAB ICD 3 offers full compatibility with the MPLAB IDE, exceptional programming speed and reliability. The new product is available at distributor Rutronik now. Key features include up to 1,000 software breakpoints, 2-5.5V operation, a ruggedised target interface for increased protection from over-voltage and over-current, internal memory for program storage, and 100mA of target current support. Future Microchip device firmware support is easily added through updated versions of the MPLAB IDE. Maintaining backward compatibility with Microchip’s RJ-11 interface, the MPLAB ICD 3 can easily connect to target boards for quick device programming.

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