Running on Microchip Starter Kits
MPIDE has been expanded explicitly to support all of the Microchip starter kits such as:
- PIC32 Starter Kit
- PIC32 USB Starter Kit
- PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit
- Explorer 16 Starter Kit
Using other PIC32 boardsAs far as using MPIDE with other boards, the answer is YES, it should work with ANY PIC32 there is. The only limit might be it won’t work on chips smaller than 32K, And that’s because it hasn’t been tried on anything smaller. To get it to work on other boards, a few things have be be done.
- First, the bootloader has to be burned onto the target board. The source is on github and MPLAB is used to compile and burn the bootloader. The multi-platform MPLAB-X was used on a Mac, but other versions should work as well.
- If you using a chip that has not already been added to avrdude.conf, that has to be done.
- You need to add a new entry to boards.txt and then you will be able to program the board directly from MPIDE.