Getting Started with MPLAB® Harmony v3 Peripheral Libraries on PIC32MK GP MCUs: 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.

Select a new project

​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

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Browse to the folder you downloaded the framework to 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

Project path setup

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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:\microchip\harmony\v3\training\dev\pic32mk_getting_started.
  • Folder: indicates the name of the MPLABX .X folder. Enter "pic32mk_gp_db" to create a pic32mk_gp_db.X folder.

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

  • Name: enter the project’s logical name as "getting_started_pic32mk_gp_db". 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 other entries.

  • Click Next to proceed to the 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

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Follow the steps below to set the project’s configuration settings:

  • Name: enter the configuration name as "pic32mk_gp_db".
  • Target Device: select PIC32MK1024GPE100 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 MCC.

Project setup finish

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

MCC launch step

Click Finish to launch the MCC tool with the packages.

MCC launch finish

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The MCC plugin’s main window for the project will be displayed in Standalone mode, as shown in the image.

MCC view after launch

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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_pic32mk_gp_db".
Go to Set Configuration and Click on the Customize..

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 setup

Tool Tip: If you closed MCC accidently and would like to reopen it, go to Tools > Embedded > MPLAB® Code Configurator v5: Open/Close in MPLAB X IDE.

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.

Clock configuration open

A new window, Clock Diagram is opened inside MCC.

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Click on the Clock Diagram tab, scroll to the right and verify that the SYSCLK is set to 120 MHz.

Clock configuration setup

Double click on Clock Diagram tab to maximize the window.

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