Minimum System Requirements

Supported Versions

Platform Supported Versions
Windows Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional SP3/ Windows 7 Professional/ Windows 8 Professional
Linux Ubuntu® 9.10 or later
Unofficially, most distributions should work. Microchip employees have used it successfully with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, OpenSuse, and Fedora. Users of 64-bit distributions might need to install additional libraries.
Macintosh Mac OS® X 10.5 Intel or later
If using 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 or later, you will need to install Java 6.

Minimum Configuration

(This will not provide a good user experience)

Platform Processor Memory Disk Space
Windows 2.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV or equivalent 1 GB 1 GB
Linux 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent 1 GB 1 GB
Macintosh Intel® Core™ Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 1 GB 1 GB

Recommended Configuration

Platform Processor Memory Disk Space
Windows Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit) 1.5 GB
Linux Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit) 1.5 GB
Macintosh Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 1.5 GB

Some older CPUs (for example, an AMD Athlon XP) may be incompatible with recent versions of Java. If you are experiencing crashes and you are running on old hardware, you may want to replace the version of Java installed with MPLAB X IDE with an older one. However, this should only be attempted as a last resort as we only test MPLAB X IDE with the version of Java that is included by the installer.

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