PIC18 back end for XCode - Is there such an animal?

Discussion in 'Programmer Misc' started by Don Bruder, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Don Bruder

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    Looking to get into playing with a USB-connected experimenter board that
    talks to a PIC18F4550 chip.

    I don't expect to need a LOT of PIC18 code for the project I have in
    mind, but it seems to me that writing it in C (even a pretty sharply
    restricted subset, if need be) would be a whole lot less headache than
    trying to hand-assemble a brand-new-to-me, totally foreign assembly
    language.

    What I'm *HOPING* to find is a back end that I can attach to XCode to
    make it produce hex that's ready to be loaded into the PIC18 for
    execution.

    Anybody around here know if such a beast exists, and if so, where I can
    find it?

    Seems to me like there ought to be something out there to take care of
    this dilemma, considering we've already got gcc as the "guts" of XCode.
    As I understand things, gcc is supposed to mix and match back ends to
    produce code for whatever system/device somebody has coded a back end to
    handle - Two prime examples being the production of both PPC code
    (possibly in multiple flavors, if needed) and Intel code in a single
    build session.

    Failing that, can anyone point me to any tools, free/cheap preferred,
    targeting the PIC18 chip-family on the Mac?

    Oh, and yes, I'm aware of the one at the htsoft.com website - I've
    downloaded it three times now, and all three downloads have given me the
    same "Verifying archive integrity...Error in checksums: <10-12 digit
    number> is different from <different 10-12 digit number>" output when I
    try to execute the install script.

    Lotsa cross-post, I know - But they all seem to be relevant for the
    query.

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    Don Bruder, Dec 2, 2009
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