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Our microprocessors (MPUs) are supported by a full range of development tools for software development, debugging and programming. The Linux® cross-build environments, our MPLAB® development ecosystem and selected partner solutions are particularly well suited for developing embedded applications.

Cross-Build Environments for Linux Operating System (OS) Users

Cross-build environments such as Buildroot and OpenEmbedded/Yocto Project allow you to generate Linux OS user-space applications and customized root file systems. Beginners can learn more from the dedicated Linux4SAM website, which features downloadable pre-built binary demos as well as step-by-step instructions for building your own distribution.

MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment

MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is an expandable, highly configurable software program that incorporates powerful tools to help you discover, configure, develop, debug and qualify embedded designs for our MPUs. MPLAB X IDE works seamlessly with the MPLAB development ecosystem of software and tools, many of which are completely free.

IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm® processors (EWARM)

IAR offers an integrated development environment incorporating a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger for our Arm core-based MPUs. IAR EWARM supports MPLAB Harmony v3, Softpacks and Express Logic X-Ware IoT Platform.

GNU Toolchain Bare Metal and RTOS-Based Systems

The GNU Toolchain is a collection of tools/libraries used to create applications for Microchip Arm core-based MPUs. This collection includes compilers, assemblers and linkers as well as Standard C, C++ and math libraries.

J-32 Debug Probe

The J-32 Debug Probe Debugger/Programmer provides affordable, fast and easy debugging for our MPU products. It is fully integrated into the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment and programming tools. Connecting existing hardware is simple as it keeps the Segger J-Link/J-Trace 20-pin debugging connector. The J-32 replaces the popular SAM-ICE.

SAM-BA In-System Programmer

SAM-BA software provides an open set of tools for in-system programming of internal and external memories connected to our MPUs.  You can program your device through the JTAG, debug UART or USB interfaces. If you use the MPU’s secure boot feature, you should use the Secure SAM-BA edition.