Let's try MPLab!!!
MPLab to Program the PSLab
MPLab© X IDE
Microchip® is a famous company for PIC® microcontroller manufacturing. This American based company produces a variety of electronic components ranging from basic microcontrollers, EEPROMs, SRAMs, RF devices and many more. In the PSLab device by FossAsia, we use a PIC24EP256GP204 who's data sheet can be found from here. Apart from the high performing micro controllers, Microchip provides a powerful IDE to program these devices. This IDE is based on NetBeans IDE. The programming language is consists of C++ syntaxes and we can embed assembly commands like 'nop' to simplify the code. Documentation and guidelines on how to use this great IDE is available on their official web site. Here we're going to see how to install this in an Ubuntu 16.04 64bit PC.
Installing MPLab© X IDE
Step ITo install this software, first we have to download the tar ball containing the installer. The latest version can be found from their official site. Scroll to the bottom and look in the Download tab.
Step IINext step is to download the installer MPLAB X IDE v3.61 to your PC. Here we are going to download and setup for Linux 64-bit IDE.
Step IIIOnce the download is complete, extract the tar ball. Now you will see a shell file with the same name as the installer has been created. Actually extracted. We are going to use this shell script to install the IDE. To do that, first we have to make the shell file executable. Use the following command to make it an executable shell file. Make sure you are in the folder where the extracted file is.
Step IVNow the shell file got permission to execute. Next step is to run the installer. To do that simply type the following command in the terminal with root permission.
Once the command is executed, there will be a processing at the terminal;
Once it is complete, the installer will open with a nice GUI;