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MPLAB® Xpress
Cloud-based IDE

MPLAB® Xpress Cloud-Based IDE is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

MPLAB Xpress is a perfect starting point for new users of PIC Microcontrollers (MCU) - no downloads, no machine configuration, and no waiting to get started on your system development. 

MPLAB Xpress incorporates the latest version of MPLAB Code Configurator, which enables users to automatically generate initialization and application C code for 8-bit and 16-bit PIC® MCU's and dsPIC® DSCs using a graphical interface and pin map. 

With massive amounts of storage available to users, you can store your current projects in the Cloud. The Community feature allows you to share your ideas with others, or gain inspiration from the shared code repository. 

Best of all, MPLAB Xpress IDE is FREE, and can be accessed from any Internet-connected PC or Mac, anywhere in the world.

Compatible Hardware

It’s easy to add MPLAB Code Configurator to your development environment.  Just choose one of the following options:

MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Boards
MPLAB Xpress evaluation boards are the easiest way to get started.  They feature an easy-to-use USB programmer, and offer full access to the features of the target MCU.
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Curiosity Development Boards
Curiosity Development Boards are cost-effective, fully integrated MCU development platforms targeted at first-time users, makers, and those seeking a feature-rich rapid prototyping board.  The family offers a full on-board programmer/debugger, and several add-on board options.
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Explorer 16/32 Development Board
The Explorer 16/32 Development Kit is a flexible, convenient and ready to start development, demonstration and testing platform for 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, dsPIC® DSCs and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs. It features all the necessary hardware to begin developing and debugging a complete embedded application.
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PICkit 3 Programmer/Debugger
PICkit 3 is a standalone programmer/debugger for use with any PIC or dsPIC MCU or DSC.  PICkit 3 is the perfect option for those with their own custom prototype hardware.
Click here to find out all the details.
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  • Design in the Cloud
  • No software installation required
  • Simplified IDE to easily get started
  • Evaluate most recent Compilers, and PRO optimizations
  • Simulate Now! – No hardware necessary
  • Begin from library of existing projects
  • Use your existing myMicrochip Login credentials
  • Now supporting 16-bit PIC MCUs & dsPIC DSCs