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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.


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.

Recognized Third-Party Tool Providers


Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Phone: +31 61 52 85 177

AVIX-RT delivers products and services focusing at concurrent embedded systems. The most important product of AVIX-RT is the AVIX RTOS, targeting the PIC24, dsPIC and PIC32MX Microcontroller families of Microchip. Being specifically developed  for those microcontrollers enables AVIX to use their full power. AVIX especially exploits the advanced interrupt architecture of PIC24, dsPIC and PIC32MX. Interrupt handling is integrated in the RTOS without increasing the hardware interrupt latency. This lowers the chance of missing interrupts and eases writing interrupt handling software dramatically. AVIX also offers a non-intrusive real time tracing facility giving unprecedented insight in the activation of threads.

For Technical Support, please contact support@avix-rt.com.

Evidence Srl

San Giuliano Terme (Pisa), Italy
Phone: +39 050 9911122 (117)

Evidence Srl is an Italian company focused on real-time solutions, firmware, operating systems and software development. Evidence produces ERIKA Enterprise, a minimal RTOS for the Microchip dsPIC DSC families, sold together with an Eclipse-based IDE configuration tool  named RT-Druid. Evidence also produces a set of embedded customizable boards featuring Microchip dsPIC DSCs.

Express Logic, Inc.

San Diego, California, United States of America
Phone: (858) 613-6640

Express Logic is a leading provider of royalty-free RTOS, Middleware and development tools for small-memory-footprint, high-volume devices. Over 2 billion such devices have been deployed using ThreadX. Express Logic’s products include:

  • ThreadX® – our small, fast, real-time operating system (RTOS)
  • NetX™ – our full TCP/IP networking stack
  • FileX® – our full MS-DOS compatible file system
  • USBX™ – our full implementation of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) for Host and Device
  • GUIX™ - our embedded GUI development kit
  • TraceX® - Our graphical event analysis for real-time systems
Express Logic’s royalty-free, full source code, professional support combination makes us an attractive business partner for companies producing high-volume SoCs and electronic devices in today’s competitive market for consumer electronics, industrial automation, and medical equipment.

For Technical Support, please contact support@expresslogic.com.


La Bouverie, Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)479 87 00 69

GenId develops NanoScale, a RTOS dedicated to the dsPIC/PIC24 and PIC32 architectures. NanoScale offers deterministic memory allocation, interrupt latency time down to zero and dual mode context execution. It is a high-performance royalty free RTOS optimized for high-speed achievement, along with minimum memory consumption. NanoScale comes with free additional libraries, like dedicated drivers and a TCP/IPv4 stack.


Sarasota, Florida, United States of America
Phone: (877) 484-4756

For the millions of electronics projects that don’t need an RTOS, Micropier is a proven RTOS alternative, which can reduce time to market and meet real-time requirements.  Unlike other RTOS alternatives that are event-driven or time-triggered, Micropier supports task-driven, fixed-priority scheduling, which is the industry standard for commercial RTOS offerings.  Since 2010, Micropier has proudly supported the Microchip brand with Micropier for PIC Microcontrollers and MPLAB Compilers, including support for the PIC18 Family and MPLAB XC8.

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.

Percepio AB

Vasteras, Sweden
Phone: +46 76 003 0080

Percepio accelerates embedded software development through world-leading RTOS tracing tools. The Tracealyzer tools provide new levels of insight into the runtime world. Percepio’s core competences, embedded software and information visualization, is a rare combination. This has resulted in the amazing and unique Tracealyzer technology. More than 20 cleverly connected views allow you to see your RTOS timing and runtime events in new enlightening ways. The intuitive visualization makes it easy for developers to understand, troubleshoot and optimize the software. Percepio AB is based in Västerås, Sweden and was founded by Dr. Johan Kraft in 2009. In February 2012 we launched our first product, FreeRTOS+Trace, and now 2015, we have a special version of FreeRTOS+Trace for MPLAB IDE and PIC32 users.

For technical support, please visit http://percepio.com/contact or email support@percepio.com.

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

Round Solutions GmbH & CO KG

Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Phone: +49 6102 799 280
Fax: +49 6102 799 28199

Since 2002 Round Solutions develops hardware, offers design services and provides customers with component solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. The company's modules, antennas and design-in services improve the value-creation processes for customers of all sizes and industries. Round Solutions creates the necessary technological preconditions for developing new IoT-based business models - such as for applications within verticals like wearables, tracking, medical devices, security, meter reading and industry 4.0.

For technical support, please visit roundsolutions.biz/en/support/, email ts@roundsolutions.com or call +49 6102 799 280.

RoweBots Limited

Waterloo, Canada
Phone: 519-208-0189
Fax: 519 208 4953

RoweBots has 24 years of experience in embedded operating systems and POSIX compliant systems. RoweBots offers the Unison RTOS, a fully POSIX compliant, Linux compatible, tiny real-time and modular OS along with complete design services for PIC24, dsPIC and PIC32 MCUs. The ulta modular construction of the POSIX RTOS or ultra tiny embedded Linux compatible offerings make the entire system very small while also making it easier to understand. The modularity means any new service can be easily added and integrated without affecting other services. It minimizes testing and really makes the environment simple to expand or contract. The ultra tiny embedded Linux or POSIX RTOS approach taken to maximize modularity creates unprecedented simplicity at least and order of magnitude simpler than embedded Linux.

RoweBots offers full product consulting services.  From requirements specification through software and hardware development to final hardware delivery designed for manufacture, RoweBots fully supports its customers. 

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

Zeidman Technologies, Inc.

Cupertino, California, United States of America
Phone: (408) 741-5809
Fax: (408) 693-3727

Zeidman Technologies is the developer of SynthOS®, an innovative tool for the automatic creation of a custom, optimized application-specific operating system (ASOS) for embedded systems. SynthOS can bring multitasking capabilities to low-power processors or optimize performance in large-scale embedded systems, without requiring OS experience or expertise. SynthOS shortens development time while lowering hardware costs, increasing reliability, lowering power consumption, and creating a secure system. The ASOS generated by SynthOS supports zero latency interrupt handling while in the same time minimizes the use on interrupt disable in the system. SynthOS can generate ASOS can support virtually unlimited number of threads and mutexes, limited only by memory size.

SynthOS unique architecture and development approach can support any of the Microchip controllers families from 8-bit to 32-bit devices, with as little as 2K Flash and 256 Bytes of RAM. SynthOS will enable the user to use the same source code across multiple devices to optimize the system, and utilizing Microchip platform-specific code optimization.

Custom design services are also available, using our innovative approach of Task Oriented Programming. We can support the development of sophisticated embedded control systems, while optimizing resource utilization to improve system size, power consumption and cost. 


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.