29 March 2012
SAN JOSE, Calif.–When we pulled into Microchip's parking lot during our Arizona tour, we met Joe Drzewiecki, development tools manager. He teased us by saying he'd have something to tell us at DESIGN West, a few weeks after our stop.
He kept his promise. This week, Microchip announced a simplification of its C compiler line in MPLAB XC. Our colleague, Max Maxfield wrote about the announcement when it broke:
The folks from Microchip are at DESIGN West, where they have just announced MPLAB XC – their simplified line of C compilers that provide the best execution speed and code size for all ~900 PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs).
The MPLAB XC8, XC16 and XC32 compilers offer reduced complexity for 8, 16 and 32-bit designers, with three cost-effective optimization levels – Free, Standard and Pro; the Pro editions can be evaluated for free for 60 days. Additionally, MPLAB XC provides support for the Linux, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems, enabling designers to use their platform of choice for embedded development.
We caught up with Drzewiecki at the event to get some more insight: