MPLAB? ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger System is Microchip's most cost effective high-speed hardware debugger/programmer for Microchip Flash Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller (MCU) devices. It debugs and programs PIC? Flash microcontrollers and dsPIC? DSCs with the powerful, yet easy-to-use graphical user interface of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
The MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger probe is connected to the design engineer's PC using a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and is connected to the target with a connector compatible with the MPLAB ICD 2 or MPLAB REAL ICE systems (RJ-11). MPLAB ICD 3 supports all Emulation headers.
MPLAB ICD 3 has improved speed as compared with MPLAB ICD 2.
MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer supports most Flash PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs. For the current list of supported parts, review the latest release notes located in the MPLAB IDE and attached below. The firmware is continually being updated to add support for new devices. As new device firmware is released, it can be downloaded with the latest version of , free of charge.
Notes about Headers
Some 8-, 14- and 18-pin devices use small header boards with a special MCU for debugging. This special MCU has extra pins for MPLAB ICD 3 communication and therefore allows the use of all pins on the part for the application. The header board is not used or needed for programming. However, when debugging these devices the header must be used. See the "Header Specification" document below or see a list of current devices that use headers .
|Processor Extension Pak and Header Specification||11/13/2015 4:58:19 PM||1MB|
|Emulation Extension Pak (EEP) and Emulation Header User Guide||10/8/2015 4:47:58 PM||1MB|
|ETN-35 ICD3 Vpp First modification for PIC16F1xxx||6/30/2015 11:00:32 AM||66KB|
|MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger User's Guide for MPLAB X IDE||11/9/2014 7:11:08 AM||583KB|
|MPLAB X IDE - Using MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger Poster||9/24/2014 3:32:41 PM||1MB|
|Uninstalling Incorrect USB Device Drivers||6/13/2011 10:48:22 AM||272KB|
|ETN-29 MPLAB ICD 3 VPP Increased Current Sink Modification||7/26/2010 2:33:28 PM||109KB|
|Transition Socket Specification||3/25/2010 1:50:56 PM||688KB|