Microchip has introduced a significant upgrade to their ICD development tool, the MPLAB
Improvements include support for up to 1,000 software breakpoints for all Microchip
microcontrollers (except for the PIC32).
Programming times are also vastly improved. Programming a 512K flash array, which used
to take 3 1/2 minutes, now needs a mere11.1 seconds.
I have a video demonstration of the ICD 3 in use that I will place on that page later.