AC-533 is Microchip's most cost effective high-speed hardware debugger/programmer for Microchip Flash Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller (MCU) devices. It debugs and programs PIC Flash microcontrollers and dsPIC DSCs with the powerful, yet easy-to-use graphical user interface of MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The AC-533 probe is connected to the design engineer's PC using a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and is connected to the target with a connector compatible with the MPLAB ICD 2 or MPLAB REAL ICE systems (RJ-11). AC-533 supports all Emulation headers.
1- Real-time Debugging: AC-533 is designed to
support high-speed processors running at maximum speeds, allowing embedded
engineers to debug applications on their own hardware in real time.
2- Ruggedized Probe Interface: Protection circuitries are added to the probe
drivers to guard the probe kit from power surges from the target.
Vdd and Vpp voltage monitors protect against over-voltage conditions,
and all lines have over-current protection. The unit can provide power to
a target (up to 100 ma).
3- Microchip Standard Connectivity: AC-533 employs a standard Microchip debugging connector (RJ-11).
4- Portable, USB-powered and RoHS-Compliant : Housed in a small (3.7" x.8")
and attractive enclosure, the AC-533 is powered
by the USB port, so an external power adapter is not required.
AC-533 is CE and RoHS-compliant.
5- High Speed Programming : Fast programming allows both quick firmware
reload for fast debugging and for in-circuit re-programming. Programming
times are improved up to 15x over MPLAB ICD 2.
6- Low Voltage Emulation : MPLAB ICD 3 supports target supply voltages
from 2.0 to 5.5 volts.
7- Test Interface Module: Included with every MPLAB ICD 3 is a test module
to test I/O lines to confirm the unit is working properly.
8- Ease of Maintenance and Feature Upgrade : Adding new device support and
advanced features to MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger is as simple as installing
later versions of the MPLAB IDE, downloadable free. MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit
Debugger is field upgradeable through a firmware download from MPLAB IDE.
9- Low Cost : MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger breaks the price barrier for
a complete and advanced in-circuit debugger, offering new ways to interact with
and debug applications at a fraction of the cost of traditional emulator systems.
10- Powerful Debugging : High powered debugging with MPLAB IDE, supporting
multiple breakpoints, stopwatch, source code file debugging in MPLAB’s editor
for quick program modification/debug.