MPLAB® ICD 3 Pod Hardware

The debugger consists of a main board enclosed in the casing with a USB connector and an RJ-11 connector. On the debugger enclosure are indicator lights (LEDs).

Main Board

This component has the interface processor (dsPIC® DSC), the USB 2.0 interface capable of USB speeds of 480 Mbps, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for general system control and increased communication throughput, an SRAM for holding the program code image for programming into the emulation device on-board Flash, and LED indicators.

Indicator Lights (LEDs)

The indicator lights have the following significance:

Type Color Description
Power Green Lit when powered.
Active Blue Lit when power is first applied or when target is connected.
Status Green Lit when the debugger is operating normally – standby.
Red Lit when an operation has failed.
Orange Lit when the debugger is busy.
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