Supporting in-circuit programming and debugging, Microchip Technology’s MPLAB ICD 3 development tool performs in Microchip’s 8-bit PIC MCUs, entire line of 16- and 32-bit MCUs, and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs). The product maintains backward compatibility with the RJ-11 interface for connecting to target boards for device programming, and shows compatibility with the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The tool offers up to 1,000 software breakpoints, 2 V to 5.5 V operation, a target interface for overvoltage and overcurrent protection, internal for program storage, 100 mA of target power support, and future device firmware support. The device ships with a diagnostic Test Interface Module, RJ-11 and USB 2.0 cables, a CD containing the MPLAB IDE and full documentation, and a reference poster. Pricing is $219.99.