MPLAB Harmony from Microchip is a flexible, abstracted, fully integrated firmware development platform for all 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). MPLAB Harmony takes key elements of modular and object-oriented design, adds in the flexibility to use a RTOS or work without one, and provides a framework of software modules that are easy to use, configurable for specific design requirements and that are purpose built to work together.
The new features in this release include the MPLAB Harmony Configurator for quick and easy driver and middleware settings management, a fully compatible, professional graphics library, and many significant functional and performance improvements across many of the Harmony driver libraries. Additional enhancements have been made to existing middleware such as IPv6 certification of the Microchip TCP/IP stack.
The new MPLAB Harmony framework reduces development time and costs by providing a single integrated platform with Microchip-tested, debugged, and interoperable source code that is production-ready while offering an RTOS-independent environment. Additionally, MPLAB Harmony includes a set of peripheral libraries, drivers and system services that are readily accessible for application development.
The MPLAB Harmony Configurator GUI environment reduces the amount of time it takes to change the configuration of peripherals anytime during development while practically eliminating the possibility of bugs in the peripheral and middleware configurations.
The MPLAB Harmony basic framework is available today, via a free download . Premium products including third party and Microchip Solutions are available for purchase.The MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software Framework is supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE).