Emulation Headers Additional Information

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/12/21 15:56

The following additional information is useful when using an emulation header from an Emulation Extension Pak (EEP).

Programming Notes

The emulation header is designed to be used with the in-circuit emulator in debugger mode, Debug > Debug Project (not in programmer mode, Run > Run Project) in MPLAB® X IDE. Any programming of the special -ME2 device on the header is for debug purposes.

To program production (non-special) devices with your debug tool, use the Universal Programming Module (UPM) (AC162049) or design a modular interface connector on the target. See the appropriate specification for connections. For the most up-to-date device programming specifications, see the Microchip website.

Also, production devices can be programmed with the following tools:

  • MPLAB PM3 device programmer
  • MPLAB PICkit™ 3 development programmer
  • MPLAB ICD 3 in-circuit debugger (select as a programmer)
  • MPLAB REAL ICE in-circuit emulator (select as a programmer)

Calibration Bits

The calibration bits for the band gap and internal oscillator are always preserved in their factory settings.

Performance Issues

See the MPLAB X IDE help file for your debug tool for information on specific device limitations that could affect performance.