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Bug hunting : malloc failed :-(

I’ve been tracking down an elusive bug which was causing one of my devices to occasionally start mis-behaving.┬áThe device would respond slowly (if at all) to some commands, and respond normally to others. It was pretty obvious what the issue was when I attached the debugger and started single-stepping through the code while it was […]

 

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iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer

Guess who is not going to Apple’s Tech Talk in London this year? Yip – I just got an email saying I wasn’t successful at getting a place this year. Places on these seminars are like hens teeth! iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer.

 

Apples and Oranges

I Watched the Apple Keynote speech in which Tim Cook and others gushed about the latest devices and software to come from Cupertino. There is new iPad Air, iPad Mini with retina display and, very interestingly, some more details about the new Mac Pro including for the first time, pricing. At over $3000 dollars, I […]

 

Update: Issues with ICD3 on Mac OS X

Just a brief update on the issue I had using ICD3 on Mac OS X. Having removed all traces of Java 1.7 (aka JRE 7) from the Mac, the ICD3 still wouldn’t work. I un-installed MPLAB X and re-installed it again and I’m happy to report that it is working again now.

 

Issues with ICD3 in Mac OS X

I’ve been using Microchip’s MPLAB X on Mac OS X for some time now, and really getting along nicely with it. I use it for various projects and with a range of different hardware targets and programmers. I’m using MPLAB X v1.90 with PicKIT2, PicKIT3 and ICD3 and until recently I’ve had little or no […]

 

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