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2017/11/14 14:47:20 (permalink)
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Can't select Curiosity board as programming tool

I've used the Curiosity board with MPLABX in the past with no problems.  However, with the new HPC board I just plugged in I can't select the Curiosity board as a programming tool.  It will show up in the options (no serial # but 'Curiosity' pops up) but I physically cannot click on it.  When I unplug the board the option for using the Curiosity board will go away in MPLABX so I know it's seeing the board.  See attached pictures
 
Open MPLABX, start a new project>>stand alone project>>pick a device>>look under the 'Microchip Starter Kits' where the Curiosity board should be.  This is the screen I'm stuck on.
 
Here's the info on my version of MPLABX

Product Version: MPLAB X IDE v4.05
Java: 1.8.0_144; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.144-b01
Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.8.0_144-b01
System: Windows 10 version 10.0 running on amd64; Cp1252; en (mplab)       

 

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    RISC
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    Re: Can't select Curiosity board as programming tool 2017/11/14 15:28:43 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    the tool is red. It probably means you selected a PIC which is not supported by the Curiosity HPC board.
    Which PIC have you selected?
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    Re: Can't select Curiosity board as programming tool 2017/11/14 16:13:18 (permalink)
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    Re: Can't select Curiosity board as programming tool 2017/11/18 15:45:27 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    I have used PIC18F47K40 successfully but probably the K42 family is too recent...
    Hopefully it will be supported in the future. 
    I use curiosity boards for quick prototyping and also because it is easy to add click boards.
    Regards
     
    post edited by RISC - 2017/11/19 17:17:42
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    Re: Can't select Curiosity board as programming tool 2017/11/20 15:16:36 (permalink)
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    Hi,
     
    I just tried PIC18F25K42 on Curiosity HPC and it works fine.
    I would be surprised that PIC18F26K42 is not supported if PIC18F25K42 is supported
    I use :
    MPLAB X v4.05
    MCC plugin v3.36
    XC8 v1.44
     
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    Re: Can't select Curiosity board as programming tool 2017/11/20 15:56:16 (permalink)
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    RISC
    ...
    I would be surprised that PIC18F26K42 is not supported
    ...

     
    Well, I can truthfully say that I am (almost) never surprised by stuff like this, although I am not infrequently shocked.
     
    For example, using MPLABX 4.05 and XC8 version 1.44, I have completed preliminary software for a PIC18F25K42 project (seems to work just fine, in spite of Yellow pip by PKOB in the hardware selection tool), but the PIC18F26K42 shows Red, and won't let me select PKOB no matter how hard I try.
     
    On the other hand I see a Yellow pip on the PIC18LF26K42 (but I don't have one to test with).  Go figure.
     
    On the other hand (The third hand?  Like Zaphod Beeblebrox?), I have done work with a PIC18F26K22 (Green pip), but thePIC18LF26K22, which I plan to use eventually, has a Red pip. Go figure.  (At least I can complete the software with the one that is supported.)
     
    Oh, well...
     
    Bottom line: I am finding the Curiosity boards to be very useful, and am always delighted when I find they support chips that I am interested in evaluating.  I'm not complaining if I find that there are gaps in the coverage.  I am impressed by the support of the gazillions of chips that Microchip keeps churning out.
     
     
     
    Regards,

    Dave
     
     
    post edited by davekw7x - 2017/11/20 18:03:00

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