Create Your First Motor Control Application Using MPLAB® Harmony v3: Step 1

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/15 12:45

Create MPLAB Harmony v3 Project Using MPLAB® X IDE

Select File > New Project from the main IDE menu.

New Project

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

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

Choose Project

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

  • The path to your Harmony 3 installation folder should already be populated. if not, create a folder somewhere on your computer, like C:\harmony3, and point the project to that path.
  • The Harmony 3 necessary files will be downloaded to that path later during these steps.

Launch Manager

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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:\Users\xxxx\HarmonyProjects\mc_bldc_block_commutation.
  • Folder: indicates the name of the MPLABX .X folder. Enter dspicdem_mclv2_atsame54_pim to create a dspicdem_mclv2_atsame54_pim.X folder.

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

  • Name: enter the project’s logical name as "mc_bldc_block_commutation_dspicdem_mclv2_atsame54_pim". 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 Location

​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 Wizard

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

  • Name: Enter the configuration name as "mc_bldc_block_commutation_dspicdem_mclv2_atsame54_pim".
  • Target Device: Select ATSAME54P20A 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 MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC).

Device Select

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The MCC content manager window is displayed. In this click Select MPLAB Harmony (by default this option is selected).

Config Database Setup

Click Finish to launch the MCC tool with the packages.

MCC Setup

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The MCC plug-in’s main window for the project will be displayed as shown in the accompanying image.

H3 window

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Before proceeding, set up the compiler toolchain. Click the Projects tab on the top left pane. Right-click on the project name mc_bldc_block_commutation_dspicdem_mclv2_atsame54_pim.
Go to Set Configuration and click on Customize..


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

Properties Window

If you closed MCC accidently and would like to open it again, go to Tools > Embedded > MPLAB Code Configurator v5: Open/Close.

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Verify Clock Settings

 Launch Clock Easy View by going to the Project Graph tab in the MPLAB X IDE and then select Plugins > Clock Configuration.

Cock Configuration

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

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 Click on the Clock Easy View tab, scroll to the right and verify that the Main Clock is set to 120 MHz.

Cock View

Double-click on Clock Easy View tab to maximize the window.

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