Summary MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit
Emulator System is Microchip’s next generation high speed emulator for Microchip
Flash DSC® and MCUdevices. It debugs and programs PIC® and dsPIC® Flash microcontrollers with the
easy-to-use but powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB
Integrated Development Environment (IDE), included with each kit.
The MPLAB REAL
ICE probe is connected to the design engineer's PC using a
high-speed USB 2.0 interface and is connected to the target
with either a connector compatible with the popular MPLAB ICD 2
system (RJ11) or with the new high speed, noise tolerant, low voltage differential signal
(LVDS) interconnection (CAT5).
REAL ICE is field upgradeable through future firmware downloads in MPLAB IDE. In
upcoming releases of MPLAB IDE, new devices will be supported, and new features
MPLAB REAL ICE offers the following advantages: - Low cost - Full speed emulation - Fast debugging and
High speed connectivity (High Speed option) - Long cable interconnects (validated to 3
MPLAB IDE integration
(included free) -
Small footprint (3 3/8”x4 5/8”x3/4”)
MPLAB REAL ICE
Features - Real-time execution and real time trace
Stopwatch - Real time watch - Full hardware debugging: breakpoints,
single-step, variable inspect/modify - Logic probe inputs/outputs
(8) - I/O Port trace and SPI trace options for high speed upload of trace
data -Over voltage/short-circuit monitor
Low voltage: to 2.0
volts (2.0V to 5.5V range) - High speed USB 2.0 communication
Standard Probe Driver
The Standard Probe Driver uses a MPLAB ICD 2 type connector (RJ11) to
connect to the target application. Designs that are compatible with MPLAB ICD 2
debugging/programming are quickly converted to the use of MPLAB REAL ICE. This
driver board is included in the MPLAB REAL ICE Probe Kit (DV244005).
High Speed Probe
(AC244002) The optional High Speed Probe
Driver consists of two circuit boards (transmitter and receiver) with two CAT5
cables. Debug pins are driven using LVDS communications, and additional trace
connections allow high speed serial trace uploads to the PC.
Device Support List The MPLAB REAL ICE is capable of supporting
most flash PIC microcontroller and dsPIC digital signal controllers. Check the
release notes with the most current MPLAB IDE to see the full list of devices
Other families and more
devices will be added in future releases of MPLAB IDE.
MPLAB REAL ICE
Performance Pak, includes the High Speed Driver to replace Standard Driver Board
for high speed LVDS communications, and a High Speed Receiver Board. The High
Speed Driver Boards use a second connector for high speed trace
REAL ICE Trace Kit enables tracing of program flow instruction execution for
PIC32MX devices with instruction trace capability. The kit contains a polarized
interface designed to interface with the PIC32MX Plug-In Modules (PIM) and
offers a quick and reliable connection.