Today 19:45
Forum: Proton Plus Compiler v3
Starter: Henk57
Views: 0
Replies: 6
Today 15:40
Forum: New devices and techniques
Starter: normnet
Views: 0
Replies: 7
Today 15:34
Forum: The Lounge
Starter: Stephen Moss
Views: 0
Replies: 19
Today 13:51
Forum: The Lounge
Starter: Henk57
Views: 0
Replies: 85
Today 07:43
Forum: Proton Plus Compiler v3
Starter: Tim
Views: 0
Replies: 8
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: New PICkit 4 available139 days old

  1. #21
    Senior Member SimonJA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    768
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 14
    Total Downloaded
    465.13 MB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Mine was supposed to arrive last Friday but with the snow it didn't get here till Monday so I'll have to wait for the weekend to play with it properly.

    I did give it a quick run and it seems fine and it is incredibly fast, just a few seconds, I tried it with a 24FJ64GA004. First time using it did a firmware update which was automatic and just appeared as a text notification in the IPE window.

    My lights are blue when powered and green when connected in IPE, don't think I saw another colour.

    So far so good.......

  2. #22
    Member tumbleweed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    352
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 0
    Total Downloaded
    95.95 MB

    1 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    The MPLABX online help has descriptions of the LED bar meanings.

    Indicator Light Strip
    The expected start-up sequence for the MPLAB PICkit 4 debugger is:
    1. Purple - steady on for approximately 3 seconds
    2. Blue - flashing for approximately 2 seconds while the debugger runs a power-on self-test
    3. Blue - steady on. The debugger is ready.

    Additional Light Strip Descriptions
    Blue - Power is connected; debugger in standby
    Orange - Power target circuit from PICkit 4 checked
    Green - Power target circuit from PICkit 4 unchecked
    Purple - Bootloader is running
    Yellow - Debugger is busy
    Red - An operation has failed
    Purple - Fast blink indicates the time window for forcing the debugger into Bootloader mode

  3. #23
    Prolific Poster rcurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,767
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 45
    Total Downloaded
    1.45 GB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    Indicator Light Strip: Orange - Power target circuit from PICkit 4 checked
    If I squint at it just so I think I could convince myself that it's orange, but it looks pretty much red to me.
    What color is it supposed to be after successfully programming?
    The IPE says this:
    Erasing...

    The following memory area(s) will be programmed:
    program memory: start address = 0x0, end address = 0x7bf
    program memory: start address = 0x800, end address = 0x1bbf
    configuration memory


    Programming/Verify complete
    2018-03-07 10:35:32 -0600 - Programming complete
    Pass Count: 5
    IMG_20180307_104231.jpg
    In the image it looks almost orange, but looking at it directly I would say it's red.

    -Rick

  4. #24
    Member tumbleweed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    352
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 0
    Total Downloaded
    95.95 MB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    What color is it supposed to be after successfully programming?
    It doesn't seem to change color after it's successful, but then again I don't see it change to red when it fails, either. After powerup, for me it stays mostly green or yellow(orange?) depending on how I have target power set. It goes back to blue if I click 'Disconnect'.

    There's an LED brightness adjust on that 'pickit4' panel. Maybe futzing around with that will make the colors easier to distinguish.
    Last edited by tumbleweed; 8th March 2018 at 00:32.

  5. #25
    Administrator John Drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    2,483
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 96
    Given: 29
    Total Downloaded
    2.25 GB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Bit worried my pickit3 might fail one day so being in a good mood as my PSA is still <0.03 and parts are freight free from MicrochipDirect this month I lashed out and bought a PICkit4.
    That may be a mistake. Some of you have had one for a few months now. Are they in constant use or in the cupboard?
    John

  6. #26
    Senior Member SimonJA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    768
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 14
    Total Downloaded
    465.13 MB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Mine has been very good, so far no problems but have only been using it for one project programming one particular 24 series chip, the speed is great.

    I have noticed that there are quite a few chips not yet supported including one I wanted to use, going back to the Pickit3 seemed very slow.

  7. #27
    Prolific Poster rcurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,767
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 45
    Total Downloaded
    1.45 GB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: New PICkit 4 available

    Hi John- I think we're in the same boat. My PSA results just came back as .05, so all is good.

    As for the Pickit 4- It's under a pile of stuff in a drawer somewhere. I'm not going to bother with it any more until they support the SD card- then I might give it another try.

    -Rick

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Using the Pickit 3 without Mplabs
    By Tim in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 23rd November 2016, 20:23
  2. Pickit 3 Firmware
    By pic-ignorant in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 18th May 2013, 20:59
  3. 12F675 and Pickit 2
    By RGV250 in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26th December 2012, 16:33
  4. pickit 3
    By Dphil7532 in forum Proton Plus Compiler v3
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10th January 2012, 21:32
  5. PICkit 2 Issues
    By daneduplooy in forum Proton Plus Compiler v3
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th January 2010, 08:37

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts