PICkit™ 4 Setup Instructions

The MPLAB® PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger allows fast and easy debugging and programming of dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), PIC®, and AVR® flash microcontrollers at an affordable price point, using the powerful graphical user interface of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

 
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Package Contents

  • MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer
  • USB to micro-B USB cable
  • Warranty card
  • Two MPLAB PICkit 4 stickers

System Requirements

  • MPLAB X IDE version 4.15 or later
  • PC-compatible system with an Intel® Pentium® class or higher processor, or equivalent
  • Available USB port
  • Microsoft Windows® 7 or later, macOS® and Linux® operating systems
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The PICKit 4 is compatible with MPLAB X IDE version 4.15 and higher. Download Now.

The MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer supports many, but not all, PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs as of the time of this writing. The firmware is continually being upgraded to add support for new devices. To request priority device support or to report issues, send an email to: moc.pihcorcim|etadpU_4tikCIP#moc.pihcorcim|etadpU_4tikCIP

Getting Started

Step by Step

1

Download the MPLAB X IDE software and install onto your computer. The installer automatically loads the USB drivers. Launch MPLAB X IDE.

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2

Connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer.

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3

Install the PIC Microcontroller in your development board.

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4

Connect the PICkit 4 to the Programming Port on your development board.

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5

Connect power to your development board.

The PICkit 4 can power a development board with limited current so it is recommend to power the board separately until you are familiar with the tool and the limitations of providing power through the PICkit 4.

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Documentation

To check supported devices: Browse to the docs folder under your MPLAB X installation directory and open the file Readme for PICkit 4.htm.

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