Future Electronics Announces First Embedded Firmware Development Framework from Microchip

Released on: December 23, 2013, 1:42 pm
Industry: Electronics

Montreal, Quebec, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce first embedded firmware development framework from Microchip, with internal and third-party support, licensing and resale.

MPLAB® Harmony  integrates expanding set of middleware, drivers, libraries and RTOSs, simplifies 32-bit MCU code development, reduces integration bugs and speeds designs. Its modular architecture enables efficient integration in an RTOS-independent platform, and provides downloads and support for a broad range of pre-tested, interoperable software.

This framework is the first to integrate the licensing, resale and support of both Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and real-time operating systems. Currently, Harmony includes third-party offerings from Interniche, freeRTOS, wolfSSL and OpenRTOS, with many more on the way. The result is that developers can greatly simplify their PIC32 MCU code development process by reducing common integration bugs, thus accelerating time to market.

Microchip's new MPLAB Harmony framework reduces development time and costs by providing a single integrated, abstracted and flexible source for Microchip-tested, debugged and interoperable code. In addition, Harmony provides a modular architecture that enables the efficient integration of multiple drivers, middleware and libraries, while offering an RTOS-independent environment that makes it easy to switch RTOSs. Not only does this pre-verification and integration speed development, it also increases reuse. On the hardware side, the Harmony framework makes it even easier to port code and migrate among all of Microchip's 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers. Also, by using this single source for in-house and third-party code (both free and premium) that is supported by Microchip, designers can greatly increase their reaction times to their ever-changing end-market requirements.

"MPLAB Harmony provides a new software development approach that is unmatched in the embedded industry," said Rod Drake, director of Microchip's MCU32 Division. "No one else provides a single, comprehensive firmware development framework where designers can download and find support for such a broad range of pre-tested, interoperable software."

For more information about Microchip, PIC32MX, PIC32, MPLAB Harmony, 32-bit Microcontrollers, or to purchase product, visit www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 45 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 44 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

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