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Microchip’s third-party tools and providers offer a diverse range of embedded-design development boards and software that compliment the development tools we develop in-house. Over 200 Microchip Third-Party Recognized Providers and Premier Partners provide development tools in almost every embedded application. Premier Third-Party Partners in particular are certified by our engineers to be the best in the industry providing not only a large array of software and hardware tools, but superior support for the products as well.

Books and Courseware

Premier Third-Party Partners

Milford, Michigan, United States of America
Phone: 248-515-4264

Chuck Hellebuyck of Electronic Products  authors books that teach the fundamentals of programming embedded electronics using Microchip PIC Microcontrollers. These books are used by companies, individuals, and educational institutions all over the world.


Beginners Guide to Embedded C Programming by Chuck Hellebuyck


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The C language has been covered in many books but none as dedicated to the embedded microcontroller beginner as the Beginner`s Guide to Embedded C Programming. Through his down-to-earth style of writing Chuck Hellebuyck delivers a step-by-step introduction to learning how to program microcontrollers with the C language. In addition he uses a powerful C compiler that the reader can download for free in a series of hands-on projects with sample code so you can learn right along with him. For the hardware he found the best low-cost but effective development starter kit that includes a PIC16F690 microcontroller and everything else a beginner needs to program and develop embedded designs, even beyond this book`s projects.

Electronic Products is a trusted third-party tool provider.


Beginners Guide to Embedded C Programming - Volume 2 by Chuck Hellebuyck


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In this Volume 2 Chuck takes the reader to the next level by introducing how to drive displays, how to use interrupts, how to use serial communication, how to use the internal hardware peripherals of the PIC16F690 Microcontroller such as SPI, PWM and Timers. He even introduces how to drive a stepper motor for those looking for electromechanical design help. He tackles these topics with his typical down to earth style of writing that makes the reader comfortable as they learn what some consider very difficult topics for the beginner. In addition he continues to use the very powerful HI-TECH C Compiler and the PICkit Starter Kit so the reader can recreate the project in the book.

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Beginners Guide to Embedded C Programming - Volume 3 by Chuck Hellebuyck


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In volume 3 of this popular series, author Chuck Hellebuyck takes another leap forward with the SimpleC library that makes programming in C even easier. Shows the reader how to create their own functions and expand the library so that creating microcontroller projects is much quicker than writing in plain C. This book is a reference for programmers who want to build working projects in less time and with less effort.

The SimpleC library makes the following operations as easy as one line of C code:

  • Controlling Digital Outputs
  • Reading Digital Inputs
  • Monitoring Analog Voltages
  • Driving LCD Modules
  • Driving Digital PWM Signals
  • Communicating via SPI and I2C
  • Writing/Reading from External EEPROM
  • Using External I/O Expanders
  • And More!

This book uses the open source CHIPINO module (based on PIC16F886) as a platform for electronic projects.


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Getting Started with chipKIT


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The latest book by Chuck Hellebuyck is an entry level guide to the chipKIT™ Uno32 development board. Using a series of very simple example sketches (sketch is a software program in the Arduino world) this book demonstrates how to use digital inputs, digital outputs, analog inputs and analog outputs. These are the fundamental building blocks that every electronic project needs. With the examples in this book, you will be prepared to get your electronic project, gadget or product up and running quickly and easily. 


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Beginners Guide to Programming the PIC24/dsPIC33


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Learn to program 16-bit MCUs with a beginners guide by Thomas Kibalo. This popular author has written many articles for Nuts & Volts magazine. In this book he presents a clear step-by-step introduction to programming Microchips PIC24H and dsPIC33 MCUs. Code examples utilize the Microstick II development board (DM330013-2) and the free to download MPLAB XC Compiler. Hardware examples use a simple breadboard setup so that even a beginner can build along with very few extra components needed. 206 pages.


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Beginners Guide to Programming the PIC32


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Thomas Kibalo, author of many articles for Nuts & Volts magazine, delivers an outstanding beginners book for the PIC32. Using the low cost Microstick II starter kit with PIC32MX250F128B MCU and the free MPLAB XC32 Compiler, Kibalo makes learning the PIC32 architecture easy. Code examples demonstrate common operations that many applications require. Hardware is shown in simple breadboard setup so even a beginner can build along with very few extra components needed. Projects include:

  • Driving LEDs
  • Reading momentary switch
  • Analog to Digital Conversion
  • Driving an LCD display
  • Timers and Timer Interrupts
  • Serial RS232 communication
  • SPI communication
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Controlling the PIC32 Real Time Clock and Calendar
  • Peripheral Pin Select
  • Running Arduino Style code on PIC32

This is the book you need if you want to understand how to get started with PIC32 MCUs.

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Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: + 381 11 78 57 600
Fax: +381 11 63 09 644

MikroElektronika produces a wide range of development tools, compilers and books for PIC microcontroller families. Its first class products are delivered with complete hardware and software solutions including printed manuals. mikroElektronika has carefully created complete development solutions that suite your needs, no matter if you are a beginner or an experienced user. Our compilers (mikroBasic PRO for PIC, mikroPascal PRO for PIC, and mikroC PRO for PIC) offer a wealth of libraries, which simplify the initialization and use of PIC microcontrollers and peripherals. Also our development solutions have plenty of practical examples and comprehensive documentation.

For Technical Support, please call + 381 11 78 57 628

Recognized Third-Party Tool Providers


Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 40 649 101

Ascalab is providing state of the art R&D production of prototypes, small-scale and medium-scale high-tech products which allows us to provide solutions on demand basis. All phases of the product life-cycle are covered: starting with the design of printed circuit boards (PCB) to software development, production, assembly, testing and dispatch respective to the electronics, IoT, medical and manufacturing segments. We offer highest standards of business, project management and software engineering processes with the knowledge of innovative technologies and value added engineering on Windows, Linux, mobile platforms. We have experience in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Metrology, Telemedicine, Insurance, Security industry.The company was founded in 2012 by software experts with proven track of successfully developed and implemented projects in various industries and markets. We are based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

eptsoft limited

Spilsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1790754037

Used by schools, colleges and hobbyists in conjunction with the free MPLAB IDE simulator to teach PIC programming through highly interactive color graphics. This software teaching tool explains how the PIC micro controller works, including a detailed description of A/D conversion and EEPROM memory addressing. Every instruction can be interactively explored, and the contents of memory can be inspected and updated. Running under MS Windows allows the PIC topics and the MPLAB IDE simulator instruction operation to be quickly and easily learned. Now also available as PIC® Micro Principles V10 eBook from Amazon, Google Play, Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and all other eReaders with free interactive download software.

KibaCorp Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
Phone: 410-570-2361

Kibacorp focuses on innovative educational  tools developed by educators and engineers for the practicing engineer, student, of DIYer. KibaCorp has an established line of Microcontroller based educational products including 16 and 32 but Experimenter cards and software applications libraries, books on programming Gudies for PIC24H, dspic33, PIC32 and recently  PIC32 adapter card add-on for the Raspberry PI.


Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +541148225220

mcelectronics produces development kits for PIC microcontrollers. We have products for beginners (Starter Kit Student), tools for USB (Starter Kit USB) and Ethernet (MCE Web Server). We have programmers and debuggers and a universal adapter for programmers. SMD to thru-hole is made easy with our MCE PIM for PIC and dsPIC. We also offer on-line DVD classes from PIC12 to PIC32, connectivity lessons, and ongoing support through the web with on-line technical resources and training books in Spanish.

For technical support, please visit www.mcelectronics.com.ar/soporte or contact soporte@mcelectronics.com.ar.

Real Time Engineers Ltd. (FreeRTOS)

Bristol, United Kingdom

FreeRTOS is a market leading RTOS that receives more than 100K downloads a year.  It is professionally developed, strictly quality controlled, robust, supported, and free to use in commercial products without any requirement to expose your proprietary source code.  It supports PIC32MX, PIC32MZ, PIC24 and dsPIC device families, and is used in every imaginable market sector from toys to aircraft navigation.

FreeRTOS offers lower project risks and a lower total cost of ownership than commercial alternatives because:

  • It is fully supported and documented
  • Most people take products to market without ever contacting us, but with the complete peace of mind that they could opt to switch to a fully indemnified commercial license (with dedicated support) at any time.
FreeRTOS also provides a range of add-on components including very low cost TCP/IP libraries for the PIC32MX and PIC32MZ.  Free commercial licenses are available for other add-on components when they are used on Microchip parts.

For Technical support, please contact http://www.FreeRTOS.org/contact