Software Development for 16-Bit PIC MCUs

Software development for PIC24 and dsPIC3x devices are supported by the following Microchip supplied tools:

MPLAB® X IDE

  • MPLAB® X is a full-featured, no cost, integrated software development environment offering a comprehensive set of development and debugging features.
  • Supported on Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Apple OS X operating systems.
  • Download from the download link at the bottom of this page.
  • A tutorial is available to help you get started developing applications

Microchip Code Configurator (MCC)

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  • The MPLAB Code Configurator is a graphical programming environment plug-in to MPLAB X which generates and inserts easy to understand C code into a project.
  • Generates the setup and initialization code for the MCU peripherals without having to bit-bang any of the MCU's special function registers.
  • The free MCC plug-in is installed directly from the MPLAB X IDE user interface
  • A series of videos are available to help you get started developing applications

MPLAB XC16 C Compiler

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  • ANSI compliant C compiler supporting all 16-bit PIC® MCUs and dsPIC® DSCs
  • Seamlessly integrates into MPLAB X IDE.
  • Supported on Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Apple OS X operating systems.
  • Offers different optimization levels (free version includes at least on level of optimization)
  • Download from the download link at the bottom of this page.

Microchip Libraries for Applications (MLA)

  • Fully functional example PIC MCU projects for USB, Graphics, TCP/IP, Touch Sense, Smart Phone, and other advanced applications.
  • Delivered as ready-to-build MPLAB X IDE projects. Source code included.
  • Projects can be easily modified to meet your application requirements.
  • Supports multiple MCUs and Development Boards
  • Download from the download link at the bottom of this page.

16-Bit Software Downloads

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MPLAB® X
Integrated Development Environment
MPLAB® XC16
C Compiler
MLA
Microchip Libraries for Applications

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