MPLAB® ICD 3 Pod Hardware

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

What is in it?

The debugger consists of a main board enclosed in the casing with a USB connector and an RJ-11 connector. On the debugger enclosure are indicator lights (LEDs).

Main Board

This component has the interface processor (dsPIC® DSC), the USB 2.0 interface capable of USB speeds of 480 Mbps, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for general system control and increased communication throughput, an SRAM for holding the program code image for programming into the emulation device on-board Flash, and LED indicators.

Indicator Lights (LEDs)

The indicator lights have the following significance:

PowerGreenLit when powered.
ActiveBlueLit when power is first applied or when target is connected.
StatusGreenLit when the debugger is operating normally – standby.
RedLit when an operation has failed.
OrangeLit when the debugger is busy.