MIPS-core PICs gain development support under Green Hills’ Multi IDE

September 11, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Green Hills Software has added support for the latest 32-bit microcontroller family from Microchip Technology, including the MULTI integrated development environment, Green Hills compilers, and Green Hills Probe, which are now available for Microchip’s PIC®32MZ family of MCUs.

Microchip's PIC32MZ product line is based on the MIPS microAptiv core, runs at 200 MHz/330 DMIPS, achieves a score of 654 CoreMarks, has high integration and memory density, and provides up to 35% code compression.

The Green Hills Software development environment is an integrated set of tools, now applied to Microchip’s latest 32-bit MCUs, building on CPU-specific features for performance and minimal code size. For applications requiring embedded connectivity, the family includes Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet and CAN, along with a broad set of wired and wireless protocol stacks. Many embedded applications are adding better graphics displays, and the PIC32MZ can support up to a WQVGA display without any external graphics chips. Streaming/digital audio applications can take advantage of this family’s 159 DSP instructions, large memory, peripherals such as I2S, and available software.

Green Hills Software; www.ghs.com

Microchip; www.microchip.com