24 Mar 2015
by ignat


Low-cost programmer / debugger

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PIC-KIT3 is a low cost programmer/debugger. With its 55 x 55 mm (2.16 x 2.16″) dimensions and only 30 grams of weight (excluding the ICSP cable and packing). This little device fits your pocket and is very convenient to carry around when working in field. The PIC-KIT3 is a complete replacement of the Microchip’s original PICkit3 and with it you can do everything you could do with the original PICkit3.


USB (Full Speed 2 M bits/s) interface to host PC

Real-time background debugging

MPLAB and MPLAB X compatible (latest release available for free download from Microchip’s web site)

Built in over-voltage/short circuit monitor

Firmware upgradeable from PC

Supports low voltage to 2.0 volts. (2.0 to 6.0 range)

Diagnostic bi-color LED (Busy, Error)

External power jack (6-12VDC) for standalone programming

Programmer-to-go function

Reading/Writing memory space and EEDATA areas of target microcontroller

Programs configuration bits

Can erase program memory space with verification

Peripheral freeze-on-halt stops timers at breakpoints

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