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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.

Software Stacks

Premier Third-Party Partners

Hilden, Germany
Phone: +49 2013-2878-0

SEGGER develops hardware and software development tools specifically for embedded systems.  We understand the needs and timelines of the modern embedded developer and mold our products around them with unparalleled performance and reliability. Founded in 1992, SEGGER is a privately held ISO9001:2008 company and is steadily growing. Based out of Hilden Germany, with distributors on all continents and an office in Massachusetts, SEGGER offers its full product range worldwide.

SEGGER software products include: embOS (RTOS), emWin (GUI), emFile (File System), emUSB (USB Host and Device Stack), embOS/IP (TCP/IP Stack), and emLoad (Boot Loader). These are all optimized for minimum memory usage, while achieving maximum performance.  SEGGER makes use of its own RTOS and middleware solutions to create highly integrated, cost-effective, development and programming tools known as the industry leading J-Link/J-Trace family of emulators and the Flasher (stand-alone flash programmer). SEGGER cuts software development time for embedded applications by offering affordable, high-quality, flexible, and easy-to-use tools and software components allowing developers to focus on their applications.

For Technical Support please contact support@segger.com.

Terre Haute,
Phone: 888-256-3828
Fax: 208-445-2913

Simma Software, Inc. specializes in real-time communication protocols for the embedded systems industry. The software product line includes solutions for CAN, J1939, UDS, CANopen, ISO 15765, OBD-II, NMEA 2000, XCP, J1708, J1587, and LIN. There are currently over 1000 companies using their products, with more that a million units deployed. Their software solutions are used by Ford, Toyota, Audi, Saab, Hyundai, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Daimler (Freightliner), Eaton, Cummins, the US Military, and Tier 1 suppliers to all the major OEMs. Simma Software has extensive development experience with Microchip processors including the dsPIC33C, dsPIC33F, dsPIC33E, PIC18, PIC24, PIC32, SAM C, SAM E, and SAM V families. In addition to a suite of software products, Simma Software also offers a full suite of Vehicle Network Adapters (VNA).  The VNA family of high performance, low cost, low latency adapters support J1939, J1708, and OBD-II for both heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles.  The interfaces available in the VNA family include RS232, USB, and Bluetooth.  All of the first generation VNA devices use Microchip’s dsPIC33 controller.

Recognized Third-Party Tool Providers

NetBurner, Inc.

San Diego, California, United States of America
Phone: 858-558-0293

For over 18 years, NetBurner has helped companies succeed in networking their products by providing hardware, software, development tools, and a complete deployment solution that is easy to use, reliable, and economical.  Whether you want to network your products by designing your own custom hardware or need something off the shelf, NetBurner has you covered.  They offer standard off-the-shelf industrial grade Networking modules, OEM services for the design and production of custom assemblies and modules, and economical license options for the Firmware--if customers wish to build the hardware themselves and procure MCU devices from Microchip and/or its resellers directly. They also offer development kits to enable to above production solutions.

Their development kits include: RTOS, TCP/IP stack, C/C++ compiler, debugger, Eclipse IDE, a development board, an embedded hardware module, and over 100 examples designed to get you started for a wide range of projects.


An open source family of programmable and interchangeable system on modules with connectivity for IoT/M2M. Our modules run your application and connect to the Cloud (Wi-Fi or GPRS or Ethernet) or may be directly interfaced to a smartphone. No need for a microcontroller on your carrier board. The free IDE, Tutorials and Libraries (HTTP, MQTT and others) will speed up your time to market by 6 months.

Searan (was CandleDragon)

Brookline, United States of America
Phone: 857-919-8400

SEARAN LLC is the fastest growing provider of Bluetooth wireless connectivity for innovative solutions in consumer, medical and industrial applications. Our highly efficient Bluetooth software solutions based on dotstackTM libraries of Bluetooth protocols and profiles enable new classes of low cost and low power devices for audio, voice, data and other applications.

For technical support please contact info@searanllc.com

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems

Bristol, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1275 395 600
Fax: +44 1275 393 630

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems is a safety systems company that produces and supplies real time operating systems and platform solutions to the Medical, Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Industrial sectors, increasing application development efficiency whilst reducing risk through third party certification.

  • SAFERTOS a unique real time operating system specially designed for 32-bit microcontrollers; developed in accordance with the requirements of IEC 61508-3 SIL3 and available pre-certified by TÜV SÜD.
  • OPENRTOS the commercial licence for the embedded real-time operating system FreeRTOS.
  • CONNECT MIDDLEWARE a feature rich ecosystem including TCP/IP, USB and file systems.
  • SAFEXCHANGE a protocol layer that ensures the integrity of safety critical data shared between processors. We also provide Board Support Packages, RTOS training, professional support and consultancy.
For Technical Support, you may contact any of the following:
+44 1275 395 600


New York, New York, United States of America
Phone: +1 917 720 5537

Zerynth is a middleware tool for designing embedded applications and IoT connected devices in Python language for 32-bit microcontrollers. The Zerynth stack is composed of:

  • ZERYNTH VIRTUAL MACHINE: a multithreaded real-time OS that provides real hardware independence, allowing code reuse on different 32-bit MCUs, with just 60k-80k flash, 3-5k RAM.
  • ZERYNTH STUDIO: an IDE (or multicompatible toolchain) for developing Python or hybrid C/Python code and connect to many cloud infrastructures.
  • ZERYNTH ADM: An Advanced Device Manager exposing an API-based interface to ease the cloud data forwarding, OTA Updates and Remote Procedure Calling.
  • ZERYNTH APP: A ready-to-use interface to control and display smart objects and IoT systems via web/mobile.

ZETA Electronic Design, Inc.

Hooksett, New Hampshire, United States of America
Phone: 603-644-3239
Fax: 603-644-3413

ZETA is a consulting group specializing in designing and developing microcontroller based products. We have many designs currently in production, from the multiple motor drive system used in the Segway and Ibot, to the multiple processor control boards used in the Talon Robots for Qinetiq North America. ZETA’s engineering design service is a one stop shop, providing comprehensive range of services right from concept to manufacturing, product data management, engineering software customization, and electronic design services to various industries such as automotive, consumer appliances, medical electronics, industrial automation, and military defense. Our expertise lies in applying state-of-the-art technology combined with a real-world understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes to ensure manufacturability, drive down costs, and reduce time to market.