How to Use mikroC PRO for PIC v 6.0.0 202 to Program Microcontrollers
mikroC PRO for PIC is a full-featured C compiler for PIC microcontrollers. It is designed to make programming easy and fun, with a user-friendly IDE, a large library of built-in functions, and a comprehensive help system. In this article, we will show you how to use mikroC PRO for PIC v 6.0.0 202 to program microcontrollers for various applications.
What is mikroC PRO for PIC?
mikroC PRO for PIC is a C compiler that supports over 800 PIC microcontrollers, from 8-bit to 32-bit. It has a simple and intuitive syntax, based on the ANSI C standard, with some extensions and modifications for PIC-specific features. It also has a powerful code optimizer that generates fast and compact code.
mikroC PRO for PIC comes with a graphical IDE that includes a code editor, a project manager, a debugger, a simulator, an oscilloscope, a UART terminal, and many other tools. It also has a rich library of ready-to-use functions for various peripherals, such as LCDs, keypads, ADCs, PWMs, SPIs, I2Cs, UARTs, timers, interrupts, and more.
How to Install mikroC PRO for PIC?
To install mikroC PRO for PIC v 6.0.0 202 on your computer, you need to download the setup file from the official website: https://www.mikroe.com/mikroc/pic. Then, run the setup file and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter your license key during the installation process.
After the installation is complete, you can launch the IDE from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will see the main window of the IDE, where you can create or open projects, edit code, compile and debug programs, and access various tools and options.
How to Create a Project in mikroC PRO for PIC?
To create a new project in mikroC PRO for PIC v 6.0.0 202, you need to follow these steps:
Click on the File menu and select New Project.
Enter a name and a location for your project and click OK.
Select the target microcontroller from the list and click OK.
Select the oscillator frequency and the configuration bits for your microcontroller and click OK.
A new project will be created with an empty main.c file.
You can now write your code in the main.c file or add other source files to your project. You can also use the Library Manager to add or remove libraries from your project.
How to Compile and Debug a Program in mikroC PRO for PIC?
To compile and debug a program in mikroC PRO for PIC v 6.0.0 202, you need to follow these steps:
Click on the Build menu and select Build or press F9 to compile your program.
If there are no errors or warnings in your code, you will see a message saying "Build Successful" in the Output window.
Click on the Debug menu and select Start Debugging or press F8 to start debugging your program.
You will see the Debugger window with various tabs and panels that show the code execution, variables values, registers values, memory contents, breakpoints, watch expressions, etc.
You can use the toolbar buttons or keyboard shortcuts to control the debugging process: step into (F7), step over (F8), step out (Shift+F8), run (F6), stop (Shift+F5), reset (Ctrl+F2), etc.
You can also use the Simulator or the Oscilloscope to simulate or visualize the behavior of your program.
To upload your program to a real microcontroller, you need to have a compatible programmer or debugger device connected to your computer and microcontroller. Then you can click on the Tools menu and select Programmer or Debugger and follow the instructions on the screen. aa16f39245