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Code generating plug-in extended to 16-bit PICs

18 March 2015 Design Automation

An update has been released to support Microchip’s 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCU) in the MPLAB Code Configurator Plug-In. Based on the popularity of this code development tool for 8-bit products, the company has added support for more than fifty 16-bit devices into the latest release.

The plug-in for the MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) leverages drivers and GUI for controlling and driving the peripherals inside PIC microcontrollers with simple and clearly documented driver APIs. This makes it easy to change peripheral configurations or add/remove peripherals from a project. Also, the generated code is reliable and designed for efficient use of CPU and memory resources.

The tool offers many powerful features such as visual setup for I/O pin management with both a chip-level and tabular view. Once a system-level clock rate is set, the tool will automatically calculate timer periods, duty cycles and baud rates for peripherals. With a simple drag-and-drop style interface, the plug-in generates easy-to-read code that includes peripheral configuration setup, drivers and pin mapping.

For more information contact Shane Padayachee, Avnet Kopp, +27 (0)11 319 8600, shane.padayachee@avnet.eu, www.avnet.co.za





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