Using CCS C Compiler in MPLAB® X

Using CCS C Compiler in MPLAB® X Video Tutorial

Using CCS C Compiler in MPLAB® X
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In this video tutorial, we demonstrate how to use the CCS C compiler within MPLAB® X!

You will learn how to:

  • Install the CCS Plug-in in MPLAB® X
  • Set up a new project in MPLAB® X
  • Add an existing C source file to the project
  • Compile and debug the project
  • Find output files
  • Program the chip


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The CCS IDE supplies powerful tools for accessing compiler features with easy migration between Microchip device families. Set up projects quickly with application-specific Project Wizards. The IDE C Profiler tool tracks function time and usage information with live data streams from running programs.

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