2018-01-25 19:38:56 by Tim
Using MPLAB Xpress Eval Board for Microchip PIC Development
A short tutorial on setting up and running an example program on the MPLAB Xpress eval board using a Microchip PIC device
Overview of the MPLAB Xpress Eval Board
Microchip User Guide
Setting Up in MPLAB XPRESS IDE (online) and Running LED Example
Open example ‘breathing_led’
Open Project Properties
Make sure Hardware Tools shows Simulator/Xpress Board
This should also show up under Debug Tools
Make and Program the Device
If it compiles successfully then the .hex file will be downloaded locally to the PC
Drag and drop this .hex file to the USB mass storage device and it should run automatically
And that’s it!
This is an interesting development board to try and get engineers started using the cloud version of their MPLAB X IDE environment. The express version has examples loaded in the cloud and it works pretty well. It’s a little strange to have to drag and drop the hex file to run but it works.