element14, Microchip and Matrix teamed together to create the PIC18 Flowcode Developers Kit. The PIC18F26J50 EVK Flowcode Development Kit is designed to provide developers a hands-on approach for learning Flowcode 4, which is an advanced graphical programming language for microcontrollers. The development kit features the PIC18F26J50-EVK Board, USB cable, a lite version of Flowcode 4, and CD-ROM. The PIC18F26J50 EVK Flowcode Development Kit is available for $38.22.
ARM will host a webinar titled, Migrating Microchip PIC18 or PIC24 Projects to ARM Cortex-M MCUs – Moving From Old to New. The webcast will take place at 10am Pacific time (1pm ET) on Tuesday May 4, 2010. The online seminar will demonstrate the tangible benefits of migrating from an old architecture to an ARM Cortex-M processor. The Cortex-M family of 32-bit processors will reduce development cost and time-to-market.
The LDRA tool suite has integrated with IAR Embedded Workbench for the PIC18, AVR, AVR32, and MSP430 microcontrollers. IAR Embedded Workbench provides full ANSI C compliance, support for embedded C++, and host-controlled I/O facilities. LDRA leverages the capabilities to add static analysis, code coverage to Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC), and requirement traceability on these resource-constrained footprints.
The LDRA tool suite has integrated with Microchip Technology’s MPLAB PIC18, PIC24, and dsPIC32/33 tool chains. The LDRA tool suite integration enables developers to use very low-cost, low-power PIC processors in DO-178B qualified environments. Even though Microchip Technology follows a non-ANSI standard C implementation, LDRA is able to analyze and run code on the target and extract the results to create reports identical to those from a more fully featured development environment.