Help with Programming Module for ICD2.5

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by viva_unix, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. viva_unix

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    Hello!
    I am software developer and trying to pickup hobby in EET. :)
    I got ICD2.5 from eBay and exploring the MPLab now. I wrote a simple application and want to try it out on PIC microcontroller. The problem appear when I started to connect the chip with Debugger/Programmer module via "Programming module"
    Can someone explain me how to connect it and why? I do have specification manual for my PIC microcontroller. I just do not want to burn anything yet...
    Thank you!

    P.S. Please see attached pictures.
     
  2. t06afre

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    HI
    I do not know that unit. But if you get no help can you post a link to where I can find information on that unit.
    I think you manually have to route the red cables to the corresponding pin on the chip. That will depend on which PIC you use(refer to table 1-1 in the 30f4011 data sheet). The PIC has to be compatible with your programmer
     
  3. viva_unix

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    This is exactly what I need! I just do not know how to connect them. I looked at manual and there are several Vcc on this PIC microcontroller.

    This is a simple question. I am very new in this and just confused... :( I got a book and it just show how to write a simple application and does not show how to set everything up.

    PIC is compatible, at least it was written in the listing when I bought it. MPLab recognized it and I get led blinking when I start debugging (failes since nothing is attached).

    I also have 3 cables to connect the "Programming Module" and the debugger/programmer. Do you know which one I should use?

    Thank you!
     
  4. t06afre

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    from that I can see(table 1-1), and this may be wrong;) but anyway I do not think trying this will burn your chip.
    VDD=VDD (this side is on the PIC)
    VPP=MCLR
    DAT=PGD
    CLK=PGC
    GND=VSS
     
  5. viva_unix

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    Thank you! I will try today when I get home. I am just too confused with all this abbreviations and the information that I am learning.
     
  6. t06afre

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    Have the fire-extinguisher prepared and in stand by, and play "Smoke on the water" on your stereo ;)
    Just kidding good luck
     
  7. viva_unix

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    Could you explain a little more about Vdd? I am not able to pass self test... :(

    I have not connected both VCC and LOW to the chip. What should I do with them? I know this is a positive supply voltage. To which Vdd should I connect it?

    Thank you!
     
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