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To use code coverage, you will need to acquire the following tools.


MPLAB® X IDE support for viewing code coverage output began with version v5.25, with additional features added in v5.30.

The IDE may be downloaded for free at MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

MPLAB® XC C Compilers

The MPLAB Code Coverage license may be used with MPLAB XC C compilers (Free and PRO) that support code coverage, beginning with the following versions:

  • MPLAB XC8 v2.10
  • MPLAB XC16 v1.40
  • MPLAB XC32 v2.30

MPLAB XC C compilers may be downloaded at MPLAB® XC Compilers.

MPLAB® Code Coverage License

An MPLAB Code Coverage (SW006026-COV) license may be purchased and activated like other compiler licenses. For more information, see "Installing and Licensing MPLAB® XC C Compilers" (DS50002059) for details.

See also MPLAB Code Coverage.

This license is for one (1) computer/workstation only (not Networks). However, it will work for all MPLAB XC C compilers on that computer. This license may be used with Free and PRO compilers.

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