MPLAB® Snap Features


  • Connects to computer via high-speed USB 2.0 (480 MB) cable
  • An 8-pin SIL programming connector and the option to use various interfaces
  • Programs devices using MPLAB® X IDE or MPLAB IPE
  • Works with many Microchip PIC®, dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), or AVR® devices, including 32-bit microcontrollers such as SAM, CEC, and PIC32 devices. Refer to the device support list found on your PC. For example:
    C:\Program Files (X86)\Microchip\ MPLABX\vx.xx\docs\Device Support.htm
    where vx.xx is the version of MPLAB X IDE.
  • Supports 4-wire JTAG and Serial Wire Debug
  • Backward compatibility for demo boards, headers and target systems using 2-wire JTAG and In-Circuit Serial Programming™ (ICSP™) capability
  • Supports multiple hardware and software breakpoints, stopwatch and source code file debugging
  • Debugs your application on your own hardware in real time
  • Sets breakpoints based on internal events
  • Debugs at full target MCU speed
  • Configures pin drivers
  • Adds new device support and features by installing the latest version of MPLAB X IDE (available as a free download at
  • Indicates debugger status via the Active and Status LEDs


  • No firmware download delays incurred when switching devices
  • 32-bit microcontroller using an ARM® Cortex®-M7 core running at 300 MHz


  • RoHS, CE, and China E compliant
  • Supports target supply voltages from 1.2 V to 5.5 V +/-10%

The MPLAB Snap In-Circuit Debugger is powered through its Micro-B USB connector. The target board must be powered from its own power supply.

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