Microchip Offers MPLAB XC PRO Compilers in Low-cost, Renewable Monthly Subscription

BANGKOK -- Microchip Technology Inc. announces a flexible, low-cost, renewable monthly subscription license for the PRO editions of its award-winning MPLAB® XC line of C compilers. The MPLAB XC8, XC16 and XC32 compilers offer reduced complexity, and provide the best execution speed and code size for all ~1,400 PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), and are available with three optimisation levels - Free, Standard and PRO. By offering a monthly-subscription PRO license, Microchip is providing 8, 16 and 32-bit MCU designers the ability to make use of the most features and best code optimisation only when needed in the design cycle. Subscribers will also have the ability to receive updated versions of the MPLAB XC compiler type they are subscribed to, without the need for an active Microchip MPLAB XC High Priority Access (HPA) maintenance subscription. Unlike most software subscriptions, this license is not cloud-based, providing designers the additional flexibility of using the compilers offline.

"By adopting the PRO optimizations found in Microchip's MPLAB XC compilers, embedded systems designers have more optimized code sizes and enhanced program execution speed," said Derek Carlson, Microchip's vice president of Development Tools. "Now, with the most flexible compiler licensing option in the industry, customers will also enjoy the freedom to make use of PRO-level compiling only when needed."

The MPLAB XC compilers provide support for the Linux, Mac OS® and Windows® operating systems, enabling designers to use their platform of choice for embedded development. Additionally, MPLAB XC is part of Microchip's integrated tool chain of compatible compilers and debugger/programmers that operate seamlessly within the universal, cross-platform and open-source MPLAB X integrated development environment, reducing both learning curves and tool investments. MPLAB XC compilers are also compatible with the legacy MPLAB IDE.


Renewable monthly subscription licenses for the following compilers are available today.

To learn more about the features and different optimization levels of the MPLAB XC compilers, visit:

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