15 Free And Open Source Software For Microcontrollers And Microprocessors!

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Looking for free open source software for IDE, debugger, stimulator or other software to develop your microcontrollers and microprocessors? Search no more as we bring to you 15 Free and Open Source alternatives for your help.

And also find out which is best for you: microcontroller vs microprocessor


1. MIDE-51 Studio

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Supported OS: Windows

MIDE-51 is freeware Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for MCS-51 microcontroller

2. gpsim

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Supported OS: Windows, Linux

gpsim is a full-featured software simulator for Microchip PIC microcontrollers distributed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or higher, and some of it’s libraries under GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2 or higher.

3. Lab-sticc

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Supported OS: Windows

Power consumption analysis tools for embedded systems. MARTE to AADL model transformation with ATL for tools interoperability.

4. GNUSim8085

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Supported OS: Windows, Linux

GNUSim8085 is a simulator and assembler for the Intel 8085 Microprocessor.

5. Ktechlab

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Supported OS: Linux

KTechlab is an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics.

6. MC34063 Universal Calculator

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A calculation tool for the MC34063

7. MCU 8051 IDE

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Supported OS: Windows, Linux

MCU 8051 IDE is integrated development enviroment for microcontrollers based on 8051

8. MSPgcc

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Supported OS: Windows, Linux

mspgcc tool chain provides binutils, gcc, gdb and a lot of other tools for the MSP430 processor.

9. OpenOCD

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Supported OS: Windows

Open On-Chip Debugger provides JTAG/SWD access from GDB (or directly with TCL scripts) to processors with ARM and MIPS based cores.

10. PIC Development Studio

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Supported OS: Windows

PIC Development Studio is a simulator for the PIC16F84 microcontroller. It also provides a plugin framework making it possible to develop custom components. A library of ready-made components is included.

11. PicoForth

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Supported OS: Linux

PicoForth is Forth compiler for PIC12 and PIC16 families. It is written in gForth and requires gpUtils. Produces hex file ready to be programmed into the device.

12. PICsim

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Supported OS: Windows

PICsim emulates a microcontroller PIC16F628/16F877A/18F452 and periferics such as USART and timers, the simulator architecture permit easy implementation of external elements in c language. PicsimLab is a realtime emulator of development boards.

13. UrJTAG

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Supported OS: Windows

UrJTAG aims to create an enhanced, modern tool for communicating over JTAG with flash chips, CPUs, and many more. It is a descendant of the popular openwince JTAG tools with a lot of additional features and enhancements.

14. V-USB

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Supported OS: Windows, Linux

V-USB is a software-only implementation of a low-speed USB device for Atmel’s AVR microcontrollers, making it possible to build USB hardware with almost any AVR microcontroller, not requiring any additional chip.

15. Yagarto

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Supported OS: Windows

YAGARTO is a cross-development environment for the ARM architecture, running on a Windows host. It includes the GNU C/C++ toolchain and the Eclipse IDE.


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This article was first published on 12 October 2017 and was updated on 21 June 2019.

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