PIC C Builder for Eclipse

PIC C Builder for Eclipse

 Wikipedia Commons 4 4C Pic Microcontrollers
Emilio developed a useful looking add-on for Eclipse, he writes –

The PicCBuilder is an Eclipse plugin for allowing the use of Eclipse CDT as the editor and builder of projects for Microchip PIC microcontrollers. It creates makefiles that involke the C30 toolchain to generate the binary files.

PIC C Builder for Eclipse – Link.

PIC folks what are you using now as your editor? Post up in the comments.

6 thoughts on “PIC C Builder for Eclipse

  1. Dro_Kulix says:

    vim. :-) But then, I’m still working primarily with assembly language.

    When I inevitably move forward to the PIC18 from the PIC16 (for the USB support), it’s inevitable that I’ll have to start working with C, though. The mega-major problem I’ll have when it comes to that is this: I run Ubuntu, not Windows! So, question for anyone who knows: What’s the toolchain of choice for PIC C on Linux?

    I would switch to Atmels, which are renowned for being supported by gcc, in a heartbeat, but they seem slightly harder to source, and the ones with USB support only appear to come in SMD form. I’m already bad enough at soldering through-hole stuff.

    As always, feel free to dispel my myths…

  2. raphman says:

    The only PIC C compiler for Linux I know of is SDCC. It’s open-source, has some bugs, lacks some features. There is also an Eclipse plugin for SDCC available.

  3. Stud says:

    SMD components might be a little harder to solder initially but it’s worth it! They are easier to remove, take up less space and are ofter cheaper. After reluctantly making the move from thru-hole to SMD I would never, ever go back. Do it! Having said that, I like PICs. But I like Atmels too. I don’t think you want the packaging to be a factor in your decision making process here.

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