5.3. Using the MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger

The MPLAB ICD 3 in-circuit debugger is a PC-based complex debugger system used for hardware and software development of PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers based on in-circuit serial programming technology and is manufactured by Microchip Inc. The MPLAB ICD 3 can help the embedded system developer to

  • Insert hardware and software breakpoints
  • Debug the application in real time
  • Set breakpoints based on internal events
  • Monitor internal file registers
  • Program the device

An ICD is similar to a simulator, but in addition, the ICD connects to the target system hardware and helps the developer to debug the hardware and software in real time. In addition to debugging functions, ...

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