Best IDE for PIC 16F18345

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by sarvanan, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. sarvanan

    Thread Starter Member

    Aug 8, 2016
    Hi Members,

    I am a newbie in Microcontroller programming. For my work i have to use PIC 16F18345.
    Which IDE would be best for the development environment? I checked on the net and there are some IDE's available like MPLABX, MicroC etc.
    Please let me know the pros and cons of these IDE's or any other IDE and which one is the best for PIC 16F18345.

    Thanks & regards,
  2. AlbertHall

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 4, 2014
    I use MPLABX and XC8, and while there have been many problems they all have solutions and there is a good body of knowledgeable people online who can help out. And of course it is all free.
  3. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    MPLABX is the new version of the free IDE from Microchip and should be your first choice.

    There are many compilers that will work seamlessly with it, including the debugging simulator and the in circuit debugger too. (In circuit debugging needs hardware too, but the PICkit does a nice job). Microchip has free evaluation version that are very good.

    MPLAB (no X) was good but is no longer supported. Might as well start with something you don't have to toss away.
  4. NorthGuy

    Active Member

    Jun 28, 2014
    This is a new chip. Most likely, nothing except MPLAB X supports it.
  5. JohnInTX


    Jun 26, 2012
    Agree with the others.

    The PIC16F18345-I/P chip plus:
    MPLABX (Free)
    XC8 Ver. 1.38+ (Free version is OK)
    Curiosity Development Board DM164137 ($20US from Microchip Direct) does programming AND debugging (you wouldn't need a PICkit3 to get started).

    It's amazing how cheaply and easy you can get started these days..
    Have fun!
  6. sarvanan

    Thread Starter Member

    Aug 8, 2016
    Thank you all for the help.

    With regards,