Microchip’s line of award-winning MPLAB® XC C Compilers provides a comprehensive solution for your project’s software development and is offered in free, unrestricted-use downloads. These compilers integrate into Microchip's MPLAB® X IDE, are compatible with all Microchip debuggers and emulators, and run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.Finding the right compiler to support your device is simple:
MPLAB XC8 supports all 8-bit PIC MCUs
MPLAB XC16 supports all 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPICs
MPLAB XC32/32++ supports all 32-bit PIC MCUs
The MPLAB XC Network Server License is a shared license. It allows one person to compile at a time. Once used, the license remains captured by that person for 60 minutes, during which no one else can use it. If that person compiles again, the 60 minutes starts over.
The license is not compatible with virtual machines unless combined with an MPLAB Virtual Machine License for Network Licenses, SW006021-VM.
The MPLAB XC PRO Network Server Licenses also come with 12 months of High Priority Access (HPA) - a maintenance subscription providing web access to new compiler versions, priority technical support for the compiler and free shipping on all development tool orders on Microchip Direct.
MPLAB® XC Compilers produce highly optimized code. Site licenses are available in the PRO edition, which has the most features and produces the best code optimization of any of Microchip's compilers. The site license is installed on a network and can be quoted for seats of five and greater, which can be mixed between any of the compilers: MPLAB XC8, MPLAB XC16 and MPLAB XC32. Site licenses can only be ordered for the PRO edition. Please contact a local sales office for more information and a quote: Global Sales
Intended to have one user per seat and installed on a network
Restricted to the number of seats purchased
Allows the administrator to add and remove users as needed by tying the licensed users by their host IDs.
Allows for volume pricing
Has a loan-out feature, so the license can be used like a node locked license for a specific amount of time (one month maximum on loan out)
High Priority Access (HPA) for site licenses can also be ordered via quote through the local sales offices. The product numbers for HPA are:
MPLAB XC8 PRO: SW006021-SITEH
MPLAB XC16 PRO: SW006022-SITEH
MPLAB XC32/XC32++ PRO: SW006023-SITEH
The MPLAB® XC8 C Compiler is a full-featured, highly-optimized ANSI C compiler for all 8-bit PIC Microcontroller families. This compiler integrates into Microchip’s MPLAB X IDE, is compatible with all Microchip debuggers and emulators, and runs on Windows®, Linux® and macOS®.
The MPLAB XC8 PRO Compiler Dongle License unlocks the full potential and performance of all possible optimizations with the advantage of being interchangeable among workstations and highly portable – not tied to a PC or workstation. Some of its features include:
License file is installed on a USB device
Intended for multiple users and mobile use – plug into the workstation’s USB and go
Includes unlimited updates to new compiler versions without the need for HPA (perpetual license)
One dongle license is needed for each compiler type – MPLAB XC8, MPLAB XC16 and MPLAB XC32/XC32++
Replaceable for a fee – only dongle licenses that have been registered in a mySoftware account are eligible
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.
The subscription license is available as a download only, installed on a workstation and the license will be renewed every month by through internet connection.
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 PRO Plugin for MPLAB® X IDE works with the MPLAB® REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator to display the percentage of time spent in each application function, enhancing the software debugging capabilities of MPLAB® X IDE. It is used to measure the percentage of time spent in each function in order to determine where your application may be spending the greatest portion of time over an average collected set of data. It adds pre- and post-amble code to all functions in debug sessions. It aids in debugging and code optimization by tracking the number of function calls, parent functions, child functions and execution time. Each license is intended for one user. Available for device families with data capture, namely: PIC18F, PIC24F, PIC24EP, dsPIC33FJ, dsPIC33E, and those PIC32MX that support data capture. To find out if your device has data capture, please see the Dev Tool Selector.
Unzip the downloaded ZIP file to two .nbm files on your hard drive.
Select Tools > Plugins from the IDE menu.
Select the Downloaded tab in the Plugins window.
Click the Add Plugins button to add the two .nbm files, one by one.
Make sure the Install checkboxes for both Code Profiling and Plugin Update Services plugins are checked.
Click the Install button and follow the instructions to finish installation.
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.
The MPLAB® C Compiler for PIC18 MCUs (also known as MPLAB C18) is a full-featured ANSI compliant C compiler for the PIC18 family of PICmicro® 8-bit MCUs. MPLAB C is a 32-bit Windows® console application as well as a fully integrated component of Microchip’s MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), allowing source level debugging with MPLAB’s software and hardware debug engines.
Projects, compiler switches and linker customizations can be controlled completely within MPLAB IDE to provide a full graphical front end for this powerful compiler. Text errors in source code and breakpoints instantly switch to corresponding lines in the proper file, and watch windows show data structures with defined data types, including floating point, arrays and structures.
The MPLAB X IDE Plugin - Halt Notifier provides an alert when a target is halted. These notifications can be customized with actions—such as issuing an audio alert, sending an email, or running a script.
This plugin is useful for debugging code in an efficient manner. Set the plugin, tend to other tasks and the plugin will send an alert when the debugging has halted (for example, a breakpoint).
From a script you can establish a text message to your cell phone, Yowsup, WhatsApp, tweet or run anything that collects data and archives it. Scripting gives you infinite possibilities.
This plug-in requires MPLAB X IDE version 3.30 or later.
The PICkit 3 allows debugging and programming of PIC(R) and dsPIC(R) Flash microcontrollers using the powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and it does this all at a most affordable price point. This kit includes the 44-pin demo board with a PIC18F45K20 microcontroller and a USB cable.
Microchips FREE MPLAB X IDE software and the FREE Edition of the MPLAB XC C Compiler for a complete code development environment is available via free download on microchip.com
The MPLAB XC8 C Compiler is a full-featured, highly-optimized ANSI C compiler for all 8-bit PIC Microcontroller families. This compiler integrates into Microchips MPLAB(R) X IDE, is compatible with all Microchip debuggers and emulators, and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.The MPLAB XC8 PRO Workstation license unlocks the full potential and performance of all possible optimizations.
The MPLAB XC8 compiler license also comes with 12 months of High Priority Access, a maintenance subscription, providing web access to new version releases, priority technical support for the compiler and free shipping for development tool orders on Microchip Direct.
Network Server Licenses are also available: SW006021-2N
For more information and documentation, go to: www.microchip.com/mplabxc
The Microchip WMA Decoder can decode audio signals sampled at up to 48 kHz with up to two discrete channels. The WMA Decoder also supports VBR and CBR encoded audio stream. In most circumstances, .wma files are contained in Advance Systems Format (ASF), which is supported by the WMA Decoder. Microchip technology provides software libraries allowing customers to build audio applications with high quality and professional results. The WMA Decoder library is optimized (C/ASM) and is available for all PIC32MX devices.