Microchip Technology debuts high-speed in-circuit debugger

Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is introducing the MPLAB ICD 3 high-speed development tool.

Feb 1st, 2009

Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is introducing the MPLAB ICD 3 high-speed development tool. The new device supports in-circuit programming and debugging of Microchip’s Flash-based 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as the company’s line of 16- and 32-bit MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The MPLAB ICD 3 offers compatibility with the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The MPLAB ICD 3 in-circuit debugger is intended for embedded systems designers. Maintaining backward compatibility with Microchip’s RJ-11 interface, the MPLAB ICD 3 can connect to target boards for quick device programming. By integrating this tool with the free MPLAB IDE, Microchip provides design engineers with a familiar development environment. This integration also serves to shorten the learning curve as customers move up or down the 500-strong PIC MCU and dsPIC DSC portfolios to find the best device for their particular application. For more information, visit Microchip Technology online at www.microchip.com.

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