Using MPLAB® XC8 Compiler

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/10 11:05


Microchip’s latest compiler line, MPLAB® XC Compilers, provides a comprehensive solution for your project’s development software needs and replaces all MPLAB C and HI-TECH compilers. Features of the MPLAB XC8 compiler include:

  • Supports all 8-bit PIC® and AVR® MCUs
  • Integrates with MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to provide a full graphical front end:
    • Editing errors and breakpoints match the corresponding lines in the source code
    • Single step through C source code to inspect variables and structures at critical points
    • Data structures with defined data types, including floating point, display in Watch windows
  • Runs on Windows®, Linux®, and macOS®
  • Offers different optimization levels to suit your needs with free downloads available

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