Debug Limitations - PIC® MCUs

In-circuit debugging induces limitations on device operation for Microchip PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as dsPIC® digital signal controllers (DSCs). These limitations are broken down into general limitations, device family limitations, and specific device limitations.

Not all device issues are related to development tools. Some devices have silicon errata. Please see the Microchip website for errata pertaining to your selected device.

Some development tools (e.g., emulators) expose special device features (e.g., trace). Limitations on these features are marked (EM).

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