CC5X C compiler for PICmicro

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Free Packages

Please read all the following text before downloading the free package.

The free edition supports up to 32768 instructions. The variable size is limited to 16 bit, signed and unsigned, plus 24 bit floating point. The generated code is compact, but full optimization is not available. The estimated code size of full optimization is stated.

Support is not available to users of the free edition. However, please report compiler bugs, documented according to the provided description. If you do this, expect the bug to be corrected in the next version released.

Restrictions: The free edition can be used to generate code for all prototype, commercial and non-commercial systems without restrictions. Permission is required to distribute the FREE edition. Making any changes to the compiler is strongly prohibited.

Are you ready for CC5X?
Examine checklist below:

ADVANTAGES: DISADVANTAGES:
Very compact code. Limited C syntax support.
Efficient RAM usage. No libraries except math.
Very good low level control, including inline assembly. Works best in single module mode.
Many variable types: Bit, integer, floating point, fixed point. Limited linker support (MPLINK only)
Many math libraries. Separate development environment required, for example MPLAB.
Integrates with MPLAB. No MPLAB X support

CC5X Free Edition

The downloadable packages contains example code and txt files. The compiler is a 32 bit console application that can be started from the command line and from many IDE applications (like MPLAB).

Download the file by using the right mouse button (browser dependent), and select Save Link As or Save Target As to save the file. Then start or unzip it.

cc5xfree.exe (~1100k) - Windows installation program
cc5xfree.zip
(~600k)  - ZIP file alternative (manual installation)

It is recommended to start by reading the included files install.txt and readme.txt.

LINUX users may use wine to run the FREE edition (Win32 programs). The details are not available here. Alternatively use dosemu to run MSDOS programs. Unfortunately MSDOS editions can no be built because of size limitations. The lastest available MSDOS edition is as follows: 

cc5x-d16.zip (420k) : Old version 3.3A MSDOS command-line compiler (1k max code size).


CC5X Test Edition

The Test Edition is NOT a complete compiler. Up to 8k words of code can be generated, but NO hex file. The assembly file is MODIFIED (labels are not complete). This TEST edition supports 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit integers, fixed and floating point math, leanslice multitasking and FULL optimization (same as EXTENDED edition). This allows code development and conversion of existing applications to check code size. Download the file by using the right mouse button (browser dependent), and select Save Link As or Save Target As to save the file. Then start or unzip it.

cc5xtest.exe (~1100k) - Windows installation program
cc5xtest.zip
(~600k)   - ZIP file alternative (manual installation)

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