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Add Debug Warning For Unsupported Features/chips

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I just lost a couple days trying to figure out why I couldn't get an A/D simulating on a PIC16F684. Grrr...

 

I now know from the forum that the reason is that A/D isn't supported for debug on a '684 (as per appendix A). It would be helpful if the debugger would pop up a warning if the user is trying to simulate A/D on an unsupported chip. ( for example, if any code attempts to turn on A/D or set the GO bit of ADCON0, when using an unsupported part)

 

Also, the '877 is close to obsolete for new development, according to MicroChip; could A/D simulation support be extended to more contemporary parts like the '887 and family? The '684 is currently my favourite part, I would be your BFF if you could enable the A/D for that chip. :(

 

Thanks!

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Good suggestion. We added it to our todo list.

 

Regards,

Pavel

 

.... and?

 

(these will be in 6.97, right? B) )

 

Nothing happened in this area yet. We work on other tasks now. Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear.

 

Regards,

Pavel

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Nothing happened in this area yet. We work on other tasks now. Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear.

 

Regards,

Pavel

 

Well, of course this is your product, and the base compiler and IDE is free (... for which I thank you :wub: ), and at $20, the simulator plugins have been great value ( :wub: :wub: ), so I shouldn't complain.

 

Still, if you're as serious about making inroads into the professional side as I think you and Dave are, you will have to extend A/D simulation to non-obsolete parts at some point.

 

In the meantime, do you have suggestions or examples for the fastest way to simulate A/D actions on a 16F877, then port the A/D code to a different part? This chore has robbed the A/D simulation of alot of its value for me.

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It's been a year... so...

-bump-

 

Any update on this?

 

BTW, I'm still considering licencing up for professional use, and with Microchip apparently having a number of issues with the latest MPLAB releases, you are in a good position to win new converts.

 

Carpe diem!

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Any update on this?

 

Sorry no progress. More critical and urgent issues keep coming up.

 

Regards,

Pavel

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