Switch from JTAG to Non-JTAG Hardware

Non-JTAG Communication Hardware Includes:

  • Standard/ICSP communication hardware
  • High-Speed/LVDS communication hardware (Performance Pak)
  • Performance Pak, plus the Isolator Unit

To Switch the Hardware:

The target device does not need to be erased before switching from JTAG to non-JTAG.


Device memory does not need to be erased in this case.


Power down the target board.


Disconnect the JTAG ribbon cable from the target, disconnect the USB cable from the emulator, and unplug the JTAG adapter board from the emulator.


Connect one end of the standard communications cable to the connector on the standard driver board and insert the board into the emulator driver board slot.


Connect the other end of the modular cable to the connector on a target board, such as the Microchip Explorer 16 development board.


Connect the USB cable to the emulator and power the target board.

To Set Up MPLAB X IDE for Non-JTAG Operation:


Select File > Project Properties. In the Project Properties dialog, click on your desired configuration, e.g., Conf: [default].


Click the down arrow on the Supported Plugin Board drop-down box and select None. Click OK to accept the setup.

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