PIC IDE for Assembly language

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Joined Apr 17, 2019
I'm looking advice for PIC16F877A. Which IDE you're using to Program PIC in assembly language MPLAB or MPLABX?

Which one would you recommend for beginner ?

Ian Rogers

Joined Dec 12, 2012
MPLABX gets very messy with assembly since V3.x I would use MPLAB8.xx as it has still support for MPASMWIN

You can still use "other" IDE's.. such as Eclipse or TextPad...

I have Proteus, so I always use their VisualStudio...


Joined Jun 26, 2012
One more vote for 8.xx
I made the mistake of beginning to migrate some clients' assembly language projects to X for future-proofing. Mistake. 8.xx has better WATCH window functionality for assembler and later versions of X now have killed the excellent MPASMWIN in favor of the stripped down assembler used by XC compilers. Stick with 8.xx while you can.

Ian Rogers

Joined Dec 12, 2012
Data sheet has all!! However!! if you can get the pic16f887.. You'll really like that chip.. Tons more features, cheaper AND internal clock source...