I am new to Microchip world, but have lots of experience with other microcontrollers. Recently, I planned a low power design with Microchip microcontroller, so I bought a set of evaluation system which consists of ICD 3 and PIC 18 Explorer demo board.
Today, I tried to work with the debug function, but have no luck so far. MPLAB IDE always shows the following error message:
ICD3Err0040: The target device is not ready for debugging. Please check your configuration bit settings and program the device before proceeding.
I am not using any customized target. Instead, I just debug the on-board PIC18F8722 (PIM is unplugged) of the PIC explorer demo board using the demo source code downloaded from Microchip (http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en535770
). I did try to change configuration bits, but no luck either.
I am kind of stuck here now, please help me if you can guide me step by step what's need be done to successfully evaluate Microchip microcontroller.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. I tested the ICD 3 with the test interface board and it was a success. I also tried the PIM module coming with the demo board, it failed debugging in the same way.
post edited by cm2011 - 2011/02/04 06:55:51