MPLAB® IPE Environment Settings

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/10 11:02

Environment Settings

Environments allow you to save settings so that the same settings can be reloaded in another programming session. Environments are supported, under all tools, as either PEN files or PM3 files.

To view and change the Environments options, you need to first log in to the Advanced Mode and then click on Environment to display the available settings.

IPE window Advanced Mode menu Environments options

The Environment options table provides a brief description of the Environment options settings.

Environment Options

Environment NameThe environment name you specify
.pm3 fileFor MPLAB® PM3 Universal Device Programmer, select this type of file
.pen fileFor MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger, MPLAB PICkit™ 4 Debugger/Programmer, and MPLAB REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator tools, select this type of file
DescriptionThe description you use for the environment
SQTP(SM) FileThe SQTP file name used in the environment
Misc FilesOther files used in the environment, e.g., datasheets, instructions, etc. Multiple files can be selected
PropertiesClick this button to display the properties of the SD card in the MPLAB PM3 Universal Device Programmer
FormatClick this button to format the SD card in the MPLAB PM3, erasing all of the contents
DeleteOpens the Delete Environment window
CopyOpens a dialog to select source and destination for copying environment
ViewOpens the View Environment window
Save to PM3 SD CardSaves the files to an MPLAB PM3 SD card destination
Save to PCSaves file to a destination on the PC