Next-generation in-circuit debugger offers unparalleled speed and flexibility

15-08-2017 | Microchip Technology | Test & Measurement

Microchip has announced the MPLAB ICD 4, an in-circuit programming and debugging development tool for Microchip’s PIC microcontroller and dsPIC digital signal controller portfolios. The device includes all the features of the popular MPLAB ICD 3 debugger while adding increased speed through a faster processor and increased RAM. The device’s significant improvement in speed is accomplished through a 32-bit MCU running at 300MHz. Faster processing, together with an increased buffer memory of 2MB, results in a product that is up to twice as fast as its predecessor. The puck-shaped unit is housed in a durable, black case with a brushed aluminum top and is accented with an LED light strip to indicate debugging status. The device is easy to use and supports all PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers in the company’s portfolio through the MPLAB X IDE. This simplifies the design process for customers when they choose to migrate from one PIC MCU to another to meet the needs of their application.

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