PICkit 4 now available

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Raymond Genovese, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Raymond Genovese

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  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Looking forward to the latest Dave Jones rant!!:eek:
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  3. shteii01

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    Yeah, got email from microchip today.
    Like Max, I can not wait for Dave to take it apart.
     
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    +1 for Dave, guy's an animal.
    Whoever comes across it first should link it to this thread so we can all share the Aussie excellence.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    I particularly liked the Microchip Utube response in their 'The Office' take off skit reply.
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    Yeah that was also excellent.
     
  7. Raymond Genovese

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    Well, I ordered one today. They have a 20% off deal going on and I am tired of messing around with my finicky pickit3 (clone?).
     
  8. MaxHeadRoom

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    I guess it is bye bye for using MPLAB-IDE with it, too bad they don't make thier stuff downward compatible.
    As the video by Dave outlined.
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  9. Raymond Genovese

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    I have been using MPLAB X IDE for a while and I actually like it quite a bit (v5.10). I have started to focus on pic32 (using XC32 v2.10). This is not a trivial effort, at least to me. If you think that going through an 8 bit data sheet is daunting (not saying that you do) try a much larger family data sheet and then another 15-20 very large and specific data sheets for all of the functions/categories.

    I reached a decision that I would do what they (Microchip) want because, in my view it is easiest and best until I get to a point where I can see otherwise. IOW I am trying to look forward.

    That also means deciding not to use any legacy peripheral libraries. They even issue a warning that they will likely be dropped in future xc32 versions. That means getting into the Harmony libraries. That does not mean, however, getting into Harmony projects. I wanted to stick to the CCI (Common C Interface) but I simply can't adhere to the no no sub-directories rule in the header specification. Once I am far along in my understanding and familiarity, I will go back and simply use correct paths. But, right now, I run into so many dependencies the paths get too funky. Again, give me some time.

    Of course I am not happy about the price for an optimized xc32, but it is only a hope that it becomes a problem some day. In fact, taken together, all the compilers, the IDE, the assemblers...all free, it's pretty awesome.

    Anyways, that's my story and I am sticking to it :)
     
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  10. nsaspook

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    When you get to the point where you can see otherwise there is always the MIPS toolchain if you want 'Bare Metal'.
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    https://evosyn.com/pic32img.html
    "Codescape GNU Tools for MIPS - MTI".
     
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