Debugging with MPLAB® X IDE (rev. 3.00)

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Controlling program execution, in either a simulator or debugger, with the explicit capability of observing and modifying memory, including SFR contents. Debugging gives the user the ability to observe program execution and make the necessary changes to ensure proper operation

There are several Essential Elements of Debugging

  • Starting a debug session
  • Controlling program execution
  • Observing Special Function Registers (SFRs)
  • Observing or modifying memory content
  • Modifying SFRs or memory content
  • Ending a debug session

In the next few pages of this tutorial shows how to perform each of these steps.

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