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Can MPIDE be used with the small parts like PIC10F200

Created Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:45:16 +0000 by ds18s20


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:45:16 +0000

Hi everyone

Can MPIDE be used with the small parts like PIC10F200?

Those obviously do not come as a kit board such as the ChipKit boards and also I suppose the 10F200 is way too small to load a bootloader so in summary I would like to know whether one can use MPIDE to create and compile a sketch and then figure another way to upload the binary onto the chip (may be use a picKit programmer).

The key for me is the ease of use of MPIDE instead of coding with MPLAB for those small parts?

Thank you


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:45:43 +0000

No, it can't. The PIC32 is a completely different beast that all the other smaller PICs - different CPU and everything, so the compiler is incapable of generating code that will run on anything other than the PIC32.

I have started preliminary work in creating a PIC16 / PIC18 core for UECIDE though, and it may be possible in the future to expand it to PIC10 / PIC12. That relies on Microchip's XC8 compiler being installed already though, so you may as well just use MPLAB-X and have done with it.


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:24:45 +0000

You can buy a 28pin PDIP PICMX32 chip with the bootloader pre loaded for under $4 and build a minimal implementation which can be programmed with MPIDE. Look on

If you need it, I can look up the reference to the breadboard chipKIT article/blog post.


Jacob Christ

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:43:53 +0000

There are probably some sub $2 single quantity chips that could be used with MPIDE as well. Though I don't know if there are any bootloaders working yet. I tend to use the $10 chips which have bootloaders.