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2018/07/28 18:25:11 (permalink)
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Explorer 8 Demo Code

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I've been long time out of the forum and missing doing development with MCHP products, but I'm back and catching up.
 
I'm playing with the new Explorer 8 board, out of the box it comes with a PIC16 and I'm trying to get it running with an old PIC18F4620 I've around here. 
 
I was able to find on the MCHP site Explorer 8 page a list of various pieces of code for labs that can be downloaded or open on the cloud based IDE, but as far as I can tell the code for the labs is not the original code that is already programmed on the part included with the kit.
 
Is the original code available somewhere ?
 
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Jorge

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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/07/29 02:14:05 (permalink)
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Jorge!! welcome back Smile
so much time and so much c r a p going on herearound ... (!)

GENOVA :D :D ! GODO
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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/07/29 05:37:47 (permalink)
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Thank you Dario! Glad to see you are still around !!
 
I have been disconnected for a long time, the company I was working with (well actually I will be out by the end of this month) is a Renesas Partner so I was stuck doing development exclusively with Renesas parts.
 
Also the job consumed a lot of my time with not much left to play with other stuff, so I'm now catching up, playing with some old and new tools from MCHP.
 
Believe or not, I still have people contacting my about the TCP/IP stack from 10+ years ago, LOL. I should post a message in the forum so those googling about it know what is the situation.
 
Feel free to send me a PM if there is something I need to know about the c r a p :-)
 
Cheers
Jorge
 

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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/07/29 15:06:41 (permalink)
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Ok! yep, do that Smile
 
I have a 3 pages PDF but it's in italian... need to translate that!

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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/07/29 15:48:14 (permalink)
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Hi,
I guess that after MCC was introduced, many boards demo software was updated to use MCC.
MCC is a graphical tool which helps initializing PICs as well as provides APIs for the peripherals :
http://www.microchip.com/MCC
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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/07/30 06:03:57 (permalink)
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Yes I noticed that there are several example "Labs" that were generated with MCC, but none of them are the original code burned on the part shipped with the kit.
 
But MCC has some limitations since it does not support the full spectrum of MCHP MCUs.
 
For example, I guess I can generate the code for a PIC18F46K20 and then tweak it by hand for a PIC18F4620, but what a hassle !!
 
Cheers
Jorge

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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/08/01 18:55:28 (permalink)
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Jorge,
 
I'll check with the guys in development tools or the Applications Engineers and see if I can get the code for you.
 
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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/09/07 15:20:41 (permalink)
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Jorge,
I had no luck finding the code you are looking for.
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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2018/09/08 22:30:16 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby meraviglioso 2019/01/05 20:30:20
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jamodio post #3 Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:37 AM
... the company I was working with (well actually I will be out by the end of this month) is a Renesas Partner so I was stuck doing development exclusively with Renesas parts.

I've been lumbered with an RL78 project so I feel your pain.
 
jamodio post #6 Monday, July 30, 2018 6:03 AM
Yes I noticed that there are several example "Labs" that were generated with MCC, but none of them are the original code burned on the part shipped with the kit.

This is the code that was posted when the Explorer 8 (DM160228) was first available on the Microchip web site.
 
The project was created with MCC version 2.25.2 but the configuration file (.mcc) does not seem to work with the latest (.mc3) version of MCC configuration files.
 
<EDIT>
After a bit of digging I found the updated PIC16F1719 source code as shipped code in the ZIP archive here:
 
Explorer8_Labs_v2.zip\Explorer8_Labs_v2\171x\PIC16F1719_Exp8_v345.X
 
Hope this helps.
post edited by dan1138 - 2018/09/08 23:08:35
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Re: Explorer 8 Demo Code 2019/01/05 21:31:02 (permalink)
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jamodio post #3 Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:37 AM
... the company I was working with (well actually I will be out by the end of this month) is a Renesas Partner so I was stuck doing development exclusively with Renesas parts.

I've been lumbered with an RL78 project so I feel your pain.

jamodio post #6 Monday, July 30, 2018 6:03 AM
Yes I noticed that there are several example "Labs" that were generated with MCC, but none of them are the original code burned on the part shipped with the kit.

This is the code that was posted when the Explorer 8 (DM160228) was first available on the Microchip web site.

The project was created with MCC version 2.25.2 but the configuration file (.mcc) does not seem to work with the latest (.mc3) version of MCC configuration files.

<EDIT>
After a bit of digging I found the updated PIC16F1719 source code as shipped code in the ZIP archive here:

Explorer8_Labs_v2.zip\Explorer8_Labs_v2\171x\PIC16F1719_Exp8_v345.X

Hope this helps.


Is there a second download in this post for the "Explorer8_Labs_v2.zip\Explorer8_Labs_v2\171x\PIC16F1719_Exp8_v345.X" ?
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