The MPLAB® PICkit™ 5 in-circuit debugger/programmer enables quick prototyping and portable, production-ready programming for all Microchip devices, including PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), AVR® and SAM devices and Arm® Cortex®-based microprocessors (MPUs). It works alongside the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to provide a powerful and easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) for debugging and programming. Alternatively, the MPLAB PICkit 5 in-circuit debugger/programmer can be used stand-alone with the MPLAB Programmer-to-Go (PTG) mobile app, allowing you to connect to the tool from your smartphone via Bluetooth®. With stand-alone programming features accessible from your smartphone, the MPLAB PICkit 5 in-circuit debugger/programmer is a versatile programming companion that lets you prototype and debug your solution and then unplug and bring the device with you to deploy that solution out in the field.
The MPLAB PICkit 5 supports a wide variety of interfaces such as four-wire JTAG or Serial Wire Debug (SWD) with streaming UART Virtual Comm Port (VCP), and with the Debugger Adapter Board (AC102015) can use standard connectors for JTAG, SWD, ICSP, and AVR Protocols. With the unique programmer-to-go function, the PICkit 5 can also be powered by the target board and program a default image simply by pressing the button hidden under the logo. You can also connect via Bluetooth using the MPLAB PTG mobile app and browse the micro SDTM card installed in the tool for a different image and start programming the target board right from the app.
Note: The PICKit 5 is compatible with MPLAB X IDE version 6.10 and later.