Microchip integrated development platformMicrochip Technology Inc. announced its next-generation, open-source integrated development environment — the MPLAB X IDE — with cross-platform support for Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. New features include the ability to manage multiple projects and tools with simultaneous debugging, an advanced editor, visual call graphs and code completion. And, the IDE supports an entire portfolio of 8, 16 and 32-bit microcontrollers — including all 800+ PIC microcontrollers, dsPIC digital signal controllers and memory devices. MPLAB X provides a single, unified graphical interface for Microchip and third-party tools, including the MPLAB ICD 3, PICkit 3 and MPLAB REAL ICE debugger/programmers. MPLAB X is based on the Oracle Sponsored open-source NetBeans platform, which has an active user community that can contribute a wide range of enhancements and third-party plug-ins. Additional features of the new IDE include an import utility for quick and easy migration of projects from old MPLAB IDE platform; code completion and context menus via advanced editor; a configurable watch window; it supports multiple compiler versions, simultaneously; and team collaboration tools for bug tracking and source-code control.

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