- March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — Microchip Technology announced a unified software framework with the release of MPLAB Harmony version 3.0 (v3), extending support for SAM MCUs for the first time. The development environment is progressively adding support across Microchip’s entire portfolio of 32-bit PIC and SAM MCUs, giving developers more options to meet different end application requirements. The version also adds enhancements to streamline designs, such as royalty-free security software through a partnership with wolfSSL, as well as modular software downloads that allow designers to only download select portions of software based on the needs of an application.
MPLAB Harmony v3 provides a unified platform with choices spanning architectures, performance and application focus, enabling developers to learn and maintain a single environment on their computer. To support varying software development models from basic device configuration to Real Time Operating System (RTOS)-based applications, MPLAB Harmony version 3.0 relieves designers from having to download the entire software suite when they only need to use small elements or components of it. For example, developers can now download device drivers or a TCP/IP stack as their application demands. To further streamline development, the software features drivers and peripheral libraries.
Microchip has partnered with wolfSSL to implement elements of the company’s security suite software in MPLAB Harmony v3. The multi-year agreement with wolfSSL provides developers ready-to-use software-based security solutions that emphasize speed, size, portability and standards compliance. Customers can go into production with a free commercial license anytime during the agreement and will have access to the following elements of wolfSSL’s suite: wolfSSL TLS Library, wolfMQTT Client Library and wolfSSH SSH Library.