• PBP Known Issues

    by Published on 03-29-2017 05:41 AM

    The latest versions of PBP (3.0.10 and later) are dependent on some Windows 10 files that Microsoft made available in Windows 7 with an update. If your Windows 7 system isn't up to date, you might get an error related to api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll. If this happens and you want to download only the required files without updating Windows in general, see this link and download the appropriate package: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ime-in-windows
    by Published on 02-25-2017 06:57 AM

    It is highly recommended that you update to PBP 3.0.10. This update is free to users of 3.0.9, but it isn't compatible with Windows XP. This post is intended as a warning and workaround for those that can't bring themselves to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

    Individual LONGs are not vulnerable to this issue, only arrays. This is a rare issue that is most likely to be encountered in PIC18 programs that use most of the available ram and declare large LONG array variables.

    In 3.0.9, PBP may place LONG arrays at addresses that result in individual elements of the array spanning bank boundaries in RAM. This can cause unexpected results when reading or writing to such elements.

    If you must use 3.0.9, manually specify hex addresses that end with 0, 4, 8, or C when you declare LONG ARRAY Variables:

    array1 VAR LONG[100] $0100
    array2 VAR LONG[100] $02A8
    array3 VAR LONG[32]  $043C
    Published on 12-04-2013 10:03 AM

    With PBP 2.60 and later (up to 3.0.7.x), PBP commands that automatically set the TRIS bits will not work properly on PORTF or PORTG of the 16F1946/1947.

    An issue with bank selection for the TRIS register has been identified.

    There are no known workarounds except to avoid using High-Level commands on PORTF/PORTG. We recommend using a PIC18 device for 64-pin and larger packages.
    Published on 09-01-2011 03:54 PM

    Users of 64-bit systems must instruct PBP to use the Microchip Assembler, MPASMWIN. In MicroCode Studio, this is a simple check box setting in the Compile and Program Options dialog. On the Compiler tab, check the box labeled "Use MPASM". MPLAB must be installed. It can be downloaded from the Microchip site or installed from your PBP install CD