Migrating ASF SAM C21 Application to MPLAB® Harmony v3 PIC32CM MC: Step 1

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


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 MCC Harmony Project, then click Next.

Project creation setup

Note: If 32-bit MCC Harmony project is not displayed, install MCC.

Browse to the folder you downloaded the framework to in the Framework Path edit box.

If you haven't done this, or want to download it to a different folder, click the Launch Content Manager button, then click Next.

Note: For more information on the content manager, see the "Download MPLAB Harmony Framework" section of the "MPLAB Code Configurator Overview" page.

project path setup​​

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: <Your_folder>\dev\pic32cm_mc_getting_started.

  • Folder: Indicates the name of the MPLABX .X folder. Enter "pic32cm_mc00_curiosity_pro" to create a pic32cm_mc00_curiosity_pro.X folder.
  • Name: Indicates the name of the project that will be shown in MPLAB X IDE. Enter "getting_started_pic32cm_mc00_curiosity_pro" to set the project's name.

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

  • Click Next to proceed to Configuration Settings.

project naming setup

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.

project naming setup help​​

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

  • Name: Enter the configuration name as "pic32cm_mc00_curiosity_pro".

  • Target Device: Select PIC32CM1216MC00048 as the target device.

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

After selecting the target device, click Finish to launch MCC.

project setup finish

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 MCC tool launches, Click on Select MPLAB Harmony content type.

MCC Launch Setup

Click on the Finish Button in the MCC Content Manager Wizard.

MCC launch step 2​​

The main MCC plugin window for the project will be displayed.

Launched MCC view

Before proceeding, set up the compiler toolchain.

Click on the Projects tab on the top left pane in MPLAB X IDE. Right click on the project name getting_started_pic32cm_mc00_curiosity_pro and go to Properties.

project view​​

Make sure that XC32 (v4.30) is selected as the Compiler Toolchain for XC32. Click on Apply and then click on OK.

XC32 (v2.41) is selected as the Compiler Toolchain for XC32​​​​​

Tool Tip: If you closed MCC accidentally and would like to open it again, go to Tools > Embedded > MPLAB Harmony 3 Configurator in MPLAB X IDE.

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Configure Clock Settings

Launch Clock Easy View by going to Project Graph in MPLABX IDE and then select Plugins > Clock Configuration.

Tools menu​​​​​

A new window, Clock Easy View, is opened inside MCC.

Clock Easy View window will then appear on your screen.

clock configuration setup

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

Verify the 48 MHz Internal Oscillator (OSC48M) is enabled and selected in GCKL0 to feed 48MHz to the Main clock.

clock configuration setup

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