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                        Development Tools

                        Move your design from concept to production in record time with Microchip’s award-winning development tools. Our tools work together to provide state of the art debugging for your project with easy-to-use graphical user interfaces in our free MPLAB® X and Atmel Studio Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and our code generation tools. Providing the ultimate ease-of-use experience, Microchip’s line of programmers, debuggers and emulators work seamlessly with our software tools so you can focus on your project. Our development boards help you evaluate the best silicon device for your application, while our line of third party tools round out our comprehensive development tool solutions. 

                        Simple. Flexible.

                        Microchip’s MPLAB X and Atmel Studio ecosystems provide a variety of embedded design tools to consider for your project that support multiple devices and architectures.  MPLAB X tools are compatible with Windows®, Linux® and macOS® operating systems while Atmel Studio tools are compatible with Windows.

                         AVR® MCUPIC® MCUdsPIC® DSCSAM MCUxEC* MCU
                        IDEsMPLAB X IDEFREE
                        MPLAB Xpress   
                        Atmel Studio    
                        CompilersMPLAB XC**FREE
                        AVR GCC     
                        ARM GCC    
                        ConfiguratorsMPLAB Code Configurator   FREE
                        MPLAB Harmony ***  
                        Atmel Start    
                        MPLAB REAL ICE    
                        MPLAB ICD 4  
                        MPLAB PICkit 4 
                        MPLAB Snap 
                        J-32 Debug Probe ***  
                        Power Debugger    
                        ProductionMPLAB IPE  FREE
                        MPLAB PM3****    

                        * xEC is the CEC/MEC families of devices
                        ** PRO Compiler license available, including subscriptions
                        *** 32-bit MCUs and MPUs only
                        **** The MPLAB PM3 also supports Microchip's memory devices

                        In-Circuit Emulator and Debugger Features

                        Microchip offers a wide variety of debugger solutions to fit any performance requirements and budget.

                        In-Circuit Emulators and Debuggers

                        Development Boards and Kits

                        Microchip has over 2,000 development boards and kits spanning hundreds of applications. Reference designs and sample projects are available to help you get started at lightening speed.