AVR(R) microcontrollers now supported in MPLAB(R) X Integrated Development Environment

Information Technology Press Releases Tuesday October 9, 2018 09:00
BANGKOK--9 Oct--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
  • Developers new to the AVR architecture can easily begin designs with a unified development platform that crosses multiple operating systems

Designers who have traditionally used Microchip's PIC(R) microcontrollers (MCUs) and developed with the MPLAB ecosystem can now easily evaluate and incorporate AVR MCUs into their applications. The majority of AVR MCUs are now beta supported with the release of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) version 5.05 available today from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). Support for additional AVR MCUs and enhancements will be added in future MPLAB versions. AVR support will continue to be added to Atmel Studio 7 and Atmel START for current and future AVR devices. For more information, visit: www.microchip.com/AVRandMPLAB.

MPLAB X IDE version 5.05 provides a unified development experience that is both cross-platform and scalable with compatibility on Windows(R), MacOS(R) and Linux(R) operating systems, allowing designers to develop with AVR MCUs on their hardware system of choice. The tool chain has been enhanced with support for Microchip's code configuration tool, MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), making it easy for developers to configure software components and device settings such as clocks, peripherals and pin layout with the tools' menu-driven interface. MCC can also generate code for specific development boards, such as Microchip's Curiosity ATMega4809 Nano (DM320115) development board and existing AVR Xplained development boards.

More compiler choices and debugger/programmer options are also available when compiling and programming AVR MCUs using MPLAB X IDE 5.05. Compiler choices include the AVR MCU GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) or the MPLAB XC8 C Compiler, providing developers additional advanced software optimisation techniques to reduce code size. Designers can also accelerate debugging and programming using MPLAB PICkit(TM) 4 programmer/debugger tool or the newly released MPLAB Snap programmer/debugger tool.

"Microchip continues to explore ways to provide more offerings and improve the development experience for our customers," said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip's 8-bit MCU business unit. "With the addition of the AVR MCUs to the MPLAB ecosystem, designers who are accustomed to MPLAB X IDE now have more MCU options to choose from. Traditional AVR MCU programmers can also stay with Atmel Studio 7, as we are continuing to offer new device support, add enhancements and implement bug fixes as needed."

For more information on the extended MPLAB IDE and supported devices, visit: www.microchip.com/MPLABX.
Development Support

The majority of development boards available to evaluate and program AVR MCUs are supported by the MPLAB ecosystem and MCC. Xplained development boards are compatible with START and are now compatible with MPLAB X IDE. Xplained 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 Xplained platform includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started.

Availability

MPLAB X IDE version 5.05, MPLAB XC8 C Compiler and AVR MCU GCC are available for free on Microchip's website. The MPLAB PICkit 4 (PG164140) development tool, the MPLAB Snap (PG164100) and the ATMEGA4809 Curiosity Nano board (DM320115) are available today. For a list of supported devices download MPLAB X IDE.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's website. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to Microchip's full-service channel microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip's authorised distribution partners.

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About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

Note: The Microchip name and logo, the Microchip logo, MPLAB, PIC and AVR are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. PICkit is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

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