The Microchip Debugger (MDB) is a command-line debugger interface to Microchip’s hardware and software development tools. As an alternative to using the Microchip MPLAB® X IDE (Integrated Development Environment) graphical interface, the MDB facilitates debugging devices through a Command Prompt interface and can program a production image for testing purposes.

The MDB is designed for engineers who prefer to use the Command Prompt. The command-line interface to the debugger is faster and allows more extensive testing to be performed. This is especially helpful when a task is repetitive, such as debugging an issue that is difficult to resolve, or when there is automation of a testing procedure.

The MDB can be used with a script or batch file. The MDB can be used with these tools: