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Can you program Pic32mx7 on the mx4 settings with Pickit2?

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Hi,

Noticed in a recent post of Btbass that he was programing the pic32mx7 series chips.

The pickit2 only lists it can program up to the pic32mx430, just wondered if in practice you can actually program a mx7 chip with a pk2 on the mx4 settings ?

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Re: Pic32 - Pickit2

I don't think. But it is possible by editing software settings.
New PIC controllers like PIC32MX7xx/6xxx/5xx are not supported by PicKit2 officially.
PicKit3 or ICD3 requited for programming new controllers frm Microchip.
 

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Re: Pic32 - Pickit2

I am using the Real Ice.
I also have the high speed probe driver and receiver for it. Works really well, programs very fast and supports high speed trace.

I do have a PicKit2 but I havn't tried to use it with pic32.
 

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Re: Pic32 - Pickit2

Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies - just thought it worth asking if the Pk2 would work - seems its just a software device driver issue - but think modifiying that is a bit beyond me.

The new Pic32 starter kits with USB, Ethernet etc are now stocked in the uk and the prices seem very good to say that they come with on board programmer / debugger - a 18lf4550 in the USB board and a pic32Mx440 in the ethernet / can pair
https://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=2592&v=0

Would love to have a Real Ice but will have to settle for something more modest, wondered if I could use that 4550 with the software supplied with those kits ?
 

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Re: Pic32 - Pickit2

Yes, those boards are a good deal. Farnell sells them cheaper than Microchip!
I think the software in the 4550 is the same as a pickit 3. So the interface appears as a pickit 3 debugger/programmer.
 

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Re: Pic32 - Pickit2

Hi,

Yes, they seem very good value kits, could buy the parts slightly cheaper but not smd assemble them with total confidence.
Plus the Farnell / Microchip guarantee is rock solid as I found out with a Pickit2 failed.

We had looked at doing a Pic24 ethernet design earlier but with the inbuilt power of the new pic32 it seem a bit pointless now.

Will be passing their Leeds trade counter this week - tempted - very tempted !!
 

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Re: Pic32 - Pickit2

Go for it, you wont regret it.

I do like the Pic-16 bit series, Pic24, 30, 33. Very nice micros.

But the 32MX, different ball game. The 795 I'm using has 512K of program memory + 12K of boot flash, 128K of ram and clocks at 80MHz.
These resources would be undreamed of a few years back, and all for less than the cost of a round of drinks down the pub!
 

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