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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/03/13 09:58:51 (permalink)
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/03/13 12:39:07 (permalink)
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SpokaneNexus
...Thank you so much for initiating that internally! I suspect that carries a lot more weight than an external request. Given that you're doing that, does it still make sense for me to follow your advice and "suggest this feature to be added to MPLAB X IDE"? Or is that redundant now that you're doing it internally?...



Hello SpokaneNexus,
 
It is my pleasure -- you are very welcome. I wrote the enhancement request and logged it into our system.
 
I feel that customers definitely have more weight and it definitely would not hurt if you contacted Microchip to indicate how useful this feature would be to you. I don't have any (managerial) control as to when (or if) the feature will be added to MPLAB X IDE so that is why I feel the customers' voice is very important to be heard from.
 
It is a 'high-value target' debug feature that adds a lot of value in my opinion. Since the Debug Executive is shared among all tools that support target debugging (old and new), all tools can potentially benefit by this feature. 
 
I thank you as well for voicing your frustration in these Forums -- I'm glad I saw this thread!
 
Best regards,
 
Ken
 
P.S. SpokaneNexus, out of curiosity, may I ask you a question?:
 
Besides Debug Mode Reads of flash memory and Data EEPROM, would you find any beneficial value having Debug Mode Read capability for these additionally memory areas?:
 
1) User IDs
2) Configurations Words
3) Device Information Area (DIA) memory (if exists on MCU)
4) Device Configuration Information (DCI) memory (if exists on MCU)
 
 
 Edit: DIA/DCI acronym corrections.
post edited by Ken_Pergola - 2018/03/13 15:44:43
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/03/13 12:47:37 (permalink)
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Ken_PergolaIt is my pleasure -- you are very welcome. I wrote the enhancement request and logged it into our system.

 
Excellent, thank you! And thank you for taking an interest in, and action on, this thread.
 
I feel that customers definitely have more weight and it definitely would not hurt if you contacted Microchip to indicate how useful this feature would be to you. I don't have any (managerial) control as to when (or if) the feature will be added to MPLAB X IDE so that is why I feel the customers' voice is very important to be heard from.  It is a 'high-value target' debug feature that adds a lot of value in my opinion. Since the Debug Executive is shared among all tools that support target debugging (old and new), all tools can potentially benefit by this feature.

 
I will definitely do so!
 
I thank you as well for voicing your frustration in these Forums -- I'm glad I saw this thread!

 
So am I, and I suspect others here are thankful you jumped in. I agree this would be of enormous benefit to anyone working with on-chip EEPROM.
Besides Debug Mode Reads of flash memory and Data EEPROM, would you find any beneficial value having Debug Mode Read capability for these additionally memory areas?
 
1) User IDs
2) Configurations Words
3) Device Information Memory (DIA) memory (if exists on MCU)
4) Device Configuration Memory (DCI) memory (if exists on MCU)

 
Speaking only for me personally, I would find value in 2-4. I haven't run into a need for #1 (yet!). Recognizing that the ICD has limited resources and thus we have to prioritize, I'd choose 1) EEPROM, 2) DIA, 3) DCI, 4) Configuration words, and 5) User ID's, in descending order of preference.
 
Thanks again!
post edited by SpokaneNexus - 2018/03/13 12:48:43
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/03/13 15:46:35 (permalink)
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SpokaneNexus
...Speaking only for me personally, I would find value in 2-4. I haven't run into a need for #1 (yet!). Recognizing that the ICD has limited resources and thus we have to prioritize, I'd choose 1) EEPROM, 2) DIA, 3) DCI, 4) Configuration words, and 5) User ID's, in descending order of preference...



Thanks very much SpokaneNexus for your time and for providing your input -- it is appreciated!
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/03/15 13:39:01 (permalink)
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FYI, as promised I've initiated a case on this topic. Labeled it "non-critical" so as not to abuse the system, but at least it's in there. I included a link to this thread so they can see that I'm not the only one interested.
 
Thanks!
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/05/11 00:05:35 (permalink)
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Hello Spokane
 
MPLAB-IDE and MPLAB-X does not automatically update the EEPROM window to the best of my knowledge.
 
I always had to do a read in order to update the EEPROM window, after hitting a break point or pausing the debbugger.
 
 
Regards,
Frikkie.
 
 
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/05/11 00:11:55 (permalink)
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The OP is aware of that.
The issue is that you cannot presently do an EEPROM read without breaking the current debug session.
 

This forum is mis-configured so it only works correctly if you access it via https protocol.
The Microchip website links to it using http protocol. Will they ever catch on?
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/06/05 11:52:41 (permalink)
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Update: I have received notification on my support ticket that this feature has been passed to their Engineers. They promise to keep me updated, and I'll post anything significant here as things progress.
 
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Re: Reading EEPROM with ICD3? 2018/06/07 11:26:59 (permalink)
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Further update: I've been informed that my support ticket needs to be closed as the timing of this feature's addition is unknown. However, I asked for and received their internal ticket number and a phone number to call so I can check up on it periodically.
 
I will continue to keep everyone updated as I learn more. Thanks!
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