PIC16F616 Family Limitations

PIC16F616, PIC16F610, PIC12F615, PIC12F617, and PIC12F609.
PIC16HV616, PIC16HV610, PIC12HV615, and PIC12HV609.

Headers are required for debugging when using these devices. See the “Processor Extension Pak and Debug Header Specification” for details. Header limitations are as follows:

  • General Debug Limitations.
  • General Programming Limitations.
  • General Device-ME2/ICE/ICD Limitations.
  • You cannot single step through an interrupt. Due to hardware restrictions, the debugger/emulator cannot jump to the interrupt vector memory location in Single Step mode.
  • Cannot erase ID memory at Vdd < 4.5 V. At Vdd < 4.5 V, the part cannot be bulk erased, so it has to be row erased. Row erase can be used on program memory, but not on configuration memory (where the user ID resides).
  • Self read/write is not supported for the PIC12F617 device.
  • ECCP Capture mode interrupts do not occur when emulating the PIC12F615 and PIC12F617 devices.
  • Program memory standard Flash. Program memory not enhanced Flash. You cannot program in Low Voltage mode (Vdd < 4.5 V.) See device programming specification for more information.

Freeze on Halt Limitations

  • Freeze on Halt is not supported.
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