Microchip announces its simplified line of C compilers that provide the best execution speed and code size for all ~900 PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The MPLAB® XC8, XC16 and XC32 compilers offer reduced complexity for 8-, 16- and 32-bit designers, with three cost-effective optimisation levels: Free, Standard and Pro. In addition, MPLAB XC provides support for the Linux, Mac OS® and Windows® operating systems, enabling designers to use their platform of choice for embedded development.
Another important consideration for today’s designers is the ability to re-use their code and easily migrate to the level of microcontroller performance and features that best suits the needs of each project. These have always been strengths for Microchip, and MPLAB XC continues that tradition by making it easy to move code from any of Microchip’s existing compilers. Additionally, MPLAB XC completes Microchip’s tool-chain of compatible compilers and debugger/programmers that operate seamlessly within the universal, cross-platform and open-source MPLAB® X integrated development environment, to reduce both learning curves and tool investments. MPLAB XC compilers are also compatible with the legacy MPLAB IDE.