In this tutorial we will see how to setup a Mplabx project to generate .hex file for Pic18f4520
MPLABx Setup Steps
Step1: Open the MPLABx software and select the New project from File Menu as shown below.
Step2: Select the Standalone option for the project.
Step3: Choose the Controller(Pic18f4520) from the device drop down.
Step4: Select the required programmer. In this case it is Pickit2.
Step5: Choose the xC8/Hitech compiler which ever is installed.
Step6: Provide the project name and project location.
Step7: Now the required project is created. Create a new .c/main.c to write the code.
Step8: Save the file with C extension.
Step9: Type the code or Copy paste the below code snippet and save it
Step10: Flash setup : Board comes with bootloader, we need to make the following setup otherwise
generated hex file may overwrite the bootloader.
Step11: Build the project and fix the compiler errors/warnings if any.
Step12: Code is compiled with no errors. The .hex file is generated.
Step13: Check the project folder for generated .hex file.
Uploading the Hex file
After generating the .hex file check the below tutorials for uploading it using Pickit2 or Ds30 Software.
- Uploading Hex File Using Pickit2.
- Uploading Hex File Using Ds30 Bootloader.
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