The following additional information is useful when using a Debug Header from a Processor Extension Pak.
The debug header is designed to be used with the in-circuit emulator or in-circuit debugger in debugger mode, Debug>Debug Project (not in programmer mode, Run>Run Project) in MPLAB® X IDE. Any programming of the special -ICE/-ICD device on the header is for debug purposes.
To program production (non-special) devices with your debug tool, use the Universal Programming Module (AC162049) or design a modular interface connector on the target. See the appropriate specification for connections. For the most up-to-date device programming specifications, see the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.
Also, production devices can be programmed with the following tools:
- MPLAB® PM3 device programmer
- PICkit™ 3 development programmer
- MPLAB® ICD 3 in-circuit debugger (select as a programmer)
- MPLAB® REAL ICE™ in-circuit emulator (select as a programmer)
The calibration bits for the band gap and internal oscillator are always preserved to their factory settings.
See the MPLAB® X IDE help file for your debug tool for information on specific device limitations that could affect performance.
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