For more information and documentation, see the MPLAB XC C Compilers page.
If there is a compiler license file previously installed on your workstation, remove it before using a dongle license.
MPLAB® XC Compilers produce highly optimized code. Subscription licenses unlock PRO-level optimizations, which produce the best execution speed and code size for all PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) along with the best in compiler features.
The MPLAB XC8 PRO Subscription License is charged on a monthly basis, providing 8-bit designers the ability to make use of the most features and best code optimization only when needed in the design cycle. Subscribers will also have the ability to use any version MPLAB XC8 Microchip compiler at any time, without the need for an active Microchip MPLAB XC High Priority Access (HPA) maintenance subscription. Unlike most software subscription solutions, the license is not cloud-based, providing designers the additional flexibility of using the license offline.
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This is a monthly subscription license and cannot be purchased in advance by buying multiples at one time (i.e. buying 12 licenses does not equal one year). Buying multiples at one time will result in multiple licenses being active every month.
For complete information, including downloads and full documentation for MPLAB XC C compilers, go to: microchip.com/mplabxc
This plugin operates with MPLAB X IDE v2.26 and MPLAB XC compiler v1.20 and later. To download a 30-day trial version go to Embedded Code Source.Note: The use of this plugin requires an MPLAB® REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator. Standard (ICSP) or Performance Pak (High Speed LVDS) connection from emulator to target board is required. No other connections are needed.