Power Monitor Software Plugin Installation

To use the Power Monitor, you must install the Power Monitor plugin in MPLAB® X IDE.

1

Open MPLAB X IDE Plugins Window

Launch MPLAB X IDE and select Tools > Plugins to open the Plugins window.

2

Check Settings

Click the Settings tab. If “Microchip Plugins” is listed and checked under “Active”, proceed to step 4. Otherwise, continue to step 3.

Figure: Plugin Settings

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3

Add Microchip Plugins Setting (If Needed)

Click on the Add button to open the “Update Center Customizer” dialog. Under “Name” enter “Microchip Plugins” and under “URL” enter: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/mplab/X/plugins/updates.xml

Click OK. You should now see the Microchip Plugins listed under “Configuration of Update Centers”.

4

Select and Install Power Monitor Plugin

Click the Available Plugins tab, check “Power Monitor” and click Install. Follow the wizard dialogs to install the Power Monitor plugin.

Figure: Available Plugins

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5

Next Step: Setup Sofware

Proceed to Software Setup to set up the basic functions in MPLAB X IDE to use the Power Monitor.

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