MU Alpha is a Real-Time In-Circuit Emulator for the most popular 18-pin and 8-pin Microchip PIC® microcontrollers. It offers many professional level features for a very low price. It is designed to multiply your productivity and comfort in the development of PIC applications.
All device resources are available for the user's application. Nothing is used by the emulator hardware or software. MU Alpha offers excellent device resource accessibility even when running at full application speed, so you do not have to stop the real-time run to watch and modify the device registers.
Low voltage support
Low voltage applications? No problem with MU Alpha. Target application supply voltage can be as low as 2 V and your emulator will still work fine. No obvious 5 V only limitations.
Extensive break logic options
Unlimited number of breakpoints anywhere in the code memory (activated BEFORE instruction execution). Many other break conditions are available: file register breaks in data memory, Timer0 overflow, Trace buffer overflow, Watchdog timer overflow, Stack overflow/underflow, Break on external probe (Trigger In).
Any many other...
32-bit instruction cycle counter - stopwatch - with overflow detection accurately counts active cycles both in Run or Step modes. The time is displayed in cycles and in microseconds. A second - differential - counter is implemented in software.
Flexibility of emulator circuitry allows software upgrades (e.g. via Internet) of the emulator hardware and even custom modifications to accomodate any user need.
Trace memory 256 instructions deep, tracing is fully user selectable for arbitrary (even discontinuous) locations and areas.
Default device socket is DIP, SMD headers can be ordered as an option.