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Development Tools

Move your design from concept to production in record time with Microchip’s award-winning development tools. Our tools work together to provide state of the art debugging for your project with easy-to-use graphical user interfaces in our free MPLAB® X and Atmel Studio Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and our code generation tools. Providing the ultimate ease-of-use experience, Microchip’s line of programmers, debuggers and emulators work seamlessly with our software tools so you can focus on your project. Our development boards help you evaluate the best silicon device for your application, while our line of third party tools round out our comprehensive development tool solutions.

Simple. Flexible.

Microchip’s MPLAB X and Atmel Studio ecosystems provide a variety of embedded design tools to consider for your project that support multiple devices and architectures.  MPLAB X tools are compatible with Windows®, Linux® and macOS® operating systems while Atmel Studio tools are compatible with Windows.

 AVR® MCUPIC® MCUdsPIC® DSCSAM MCUxEC* MCU
MPU$
        
IDEsMPLAB X IDEFREE
MPLAB Xpress    
Atmel Studio    
         
CompilersMPLAB XC**FREE
AVR GCC     
ARM GCC    
         
ConfiguratorsMPLAB Code Configurator   FREE
MPLAB Harmony ***  
Atmel Start    
         
Programmers/
Debuggers
MPLAB REAL ICE    
$
MPLAB ICD 4  
MPLAB PICkit 4 
MPLAB Snap 
Atmel-ICE    
J-32 Debug Probe ***  
Power Debugger    
         
      
ProductionMPLAB IPE  FREE
IPE
MPLAB PM3****    
         

* xEC is the CEC/MEC families of devices
** PRO Compiler license available, including subscriptions
*** 32-bit MCUs and MPUs only
**** The MPLAB PM3 also supports Microchip's memory devices

In-Circuit Emulator and Debugger Features

Microchip offers a wide variety of debugger solutions to fit any performance requirements and budget.

In-Circuit Emulators and Debuggers

Development Boards and Kits

Microchip has over 2,000 development boards and kits spanning hundreds of applications. Reference designs and sample projects are available to help you get started at lightening speed.