MPLAB® Harmony v3 Peripheral Libraries on PIC32MZ EF: Step 1

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/09 09:10

Create Project and Configure the PIC32MZ EF

Install the MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) Plugin in MPLAB X IDE or verify that MCC 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 Code Configurator v5: Open/Close in the menu.

Setup MCC

If you don't see it in the menu, install MCC.

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Create MPLAB Harmony v3 Project Using MPLAB X IDE

Select File > New Project from the main IDE menu.

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

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.

Project creation setup

If 32-bit MCC Harmony Project is not displayed, install MCC.

In the Framework Path edit box, browse to the folder where the framework has been downloaded, then click Next

For more information on the framework downloader, see the "Download MPLAB Code Configurator 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, e.g., C:\microchip\harmony\v3\training\dev.
  • Folder: indicates the name of the MPLAB X .X folder. Enter "pic32mz_ef_curiosity_v2" to create a pic32mz_ef_curiosity_v2.X folder.

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

  • Name: enter the project’s logical name as "getting_started_pic32mz_ef_curiosity_v2". This is the name that will be shown within the MPLAB X IDE.

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

  • Click Next to proceed to configuration settings.

Project naming setup

Note: 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 "pic32mz_ef_curiosity_v2".
  • Target Device: select PIC32MZ2048EFM144 as the target device.

Note: 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 MCC.

Project setup finish

Note: 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.

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

Select MPLAB Harmony

Click Finish to launch the MCC tool with the packages.

MCC launch finish

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

The MCC plugin’s main window for the project will be displayed

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_pic32mz_ef_curiosity_v2.
Go to Set Configuration and click on the Customize option.

Project view

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.

XC32 setup

Tool Tip: If you closed MCC accidentally, 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 MPLABX IDE and then select Plugins > Clock Configuration..

Clock configuration open

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 SYSCLK is set to 200 MHz

clock diagram tab to set the clock speed

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

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