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Third-Party Tool Categories

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.

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

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.


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