Microchip’s Free MPLAB® XC32++ Compiler for All 32-bit PIC32 MCUs Offers Unlimited Code Generation



Free C++ Compiler Enables Maximum Code Re-use, is Standards Compliant for
Commercial Applications, Includes Dinkumware® Libraries, Has No Time or Memory Limits

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced its free C++ compiler with unlimited code generation—the Free MPLAB® XC32++ Compiler.  The MPLAB XC32++ supports all of Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs).  This compiler enables designers to develop and re-use C++ projects by making all of Microchip’s C language extensions available in an environment that is compliant with the majority of C++98 and C++2003 ANSI standards.  Additionally, the Free MPLAB XC32++ Compiler includes Dinkumware® standard C, C++, and template libraries.

The Free version of the MPLAB XC32++ Compiler—available for download now at http://www.microchip.com/get/10E7—has no time or memory limits, and can be used in commercial applications.  For users who demand best-in-class optimizations or a network server license, the MPLAB XC32++ PRO Workstation License ($1,445, part # SW006023-3) and MPLAB XC32++ PRO Network Server License ($1,845, part # SW006023-3N) are also available today, at http://www.microchip.com/get/R7TC.  Existing licensees of Microchip’s MPLAB XC32 compilers can add the XC32++ option at $595 or $695, for a workstation or network-server license, respectively.

“With the Free MPLAB XC32++, Microchip is offering a completely free C/C++ compiler solution with unlimited code generation,” said Derek Carlson, Microchip’s vice president of Development Tools.  “Our optimizing C++ compiler includes the industry-recognized Dinkumware libraries.  This combination is ideal for a broad range of applications, from the industrial to the academic environments.”

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/10E7.  To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.

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