MPLAB® Harmony v3 Peripheral Libraries on SAM L10: Step 1

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/09 09:08

Install the MPLAB® Harmony Configurator (MHC) Plug-in in the MPLAB X IDE

Verify that MHC is installed.

• Launch MPLAB X IDE from the Windows® Start Menu. Close any projects and files that are currently open.
• Go to Tools > Embedded.
• You will see MPLAB Harmony 3 Configurator in the menu. If you don't see it in the menu, please install MHC.

Tools > Embedded menu

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Create MPLAB Harmony v3 Project using MPLAB X IDE

Select File > New Project from the main IDE menu.

Close all existing opened projects before you start creating a new project.

In the Categories pane of the New Project dialog window, select Microchip Embedded. In the Projects pane, select 32-bit MPLAB Harmony 3 Project, then click Next.

Manage Framework pane

If 32-bit MPLAB Harmony 3 Project is not displayed, you will need to install MHC.

In the Framework Path edit box, browse to the folder you downloaded the framework to. If you haven't done this, or want to download it to a different folder, click the Launch Framework Downloader button, then click Next.

For more information on the framework downloader, see the "MPLAB® Harmony v3 Configurator (MHC) Overview" page.

Framework Path edit box

In the Project Settings window, apply the following settings:

  • Location: indicates the path to the root folder of the new project. All project files will be placed inside this folder. The project location can be any valid path, for example: C:\microchip\harmony\v3\training\dev.

  • Folder: indicates the name of the MPLAB X IDE .X folder. Enter sam_l10_xpro to create a sam_l10_xpro.X folder.

This must be a valid directory name for your operating system.

  • Name: enter the project’s logical name as getting_started_sam_l10_xpro. This is the name that will be shown from within the MPLAB X IDE.

The Path box is read-only. It will update as you make changes to the other entries.

  • Click Next to proceed to configuration settings.

Name and Location pane

Clicking on the Show Visual Help button will open a help window providing a detailed description of the various fields in the Project Settings window.

New Project Wizard

Follow the steps below to set the project’s Configuration Settings:

  • Name: enter the configuration name as sam_l10_xpro.

  • Target Device: select ATSAML10E16A as the target device.

You can select the Device Family or enter a partial device name to filter the list in Target Device in order to make it easier to locate the desired device.

  • After selecting the target device, click Finish to launch the MHC.

Configuration Setting pane

The New Project Wizard opens a Configuration Database Setup window to allow you to review the packages that will be used by the current project.

While the MHC tool launches, it will ask for the packages to be loaded. In the Load checkboxes list, select the csp package (by default this option is selected) and uncheck all the other packages (if any).

Click Launch to launch the MHC Configurator tool with the selected packages.

Configuration Database Setup window

The MHC plugin’s main window for the project will be displayed as shown.

main MHC plugin window

Before proceeding, set up the compiler toolchain. Click on the Projects tab on the top left pane. Right click on the project name getting_started_sam_l10_xpro and go to Properties.

Projects tab

Make sure that XC32 (v2.20) is selected as the Compiler Toolchain for XC32. Click on Apply and then click on OK.

Project Properties window

Tool Tip: If you closed MHC accidently, and would like to open it again, go to Tools > Embedded > MPLAB Harmony 3 Configurator.

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Verify Clock Settings

Launch Clock Easy View by going to MHC tab in MPLAB X IDE and then select Tools > Clock Configuration.

Tools > Clock Configuration menu

A new window, Clock Easy View, is opened in the project’s main window.

Click on the Clock Easy View tab, scroll to the right and verify that the Main Clock is set to 32 MHz

clock easy view tab

Tool Tip: Double click on Clock Easy View tab to maximize the window.

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