CCS C Compiler Release of Principal Version 4.100
CCS announces the release of version 4.100 for all CCS C Compilers in June 2009. This release includes many new and exciting features, functionality and support.
CCS has improved string-handling functions to be optimized built-in functions that will accept any combination of constant and variable arguments. The new compiler also includes an optimized printf, including string compression for 7-bit ASCII strings on
14-bit opcode parts. Many printf strings will take half of the ROM space on most PIC microcontrollers from Microchip Technology.
The newly added syntax extensions will allow the use of some standard operators, such as +, = and ==, directly on strings. Powerful syntax extensions also permit the use of strings in a switch statement, providing an easy to use and efficient string comparison.
Additionally, version 4.100 includes support for the enhanced Mid-range family of PIC microcontrollers, including large arrays and built-in functions such as a context switch. The compiler includes a library for #USE TOUCH_PAD for capacitive touch-sensing. PIC microcontrollers with the onboard mTouch module, such as the PIC16F727, will utilize internal features when available.
“CCS has always offered unique value to Microchip’s customers,” said Derek Carlson, vice president of Microchip’s Development Tools group. “We are pleased that the CCS C Compiler now supports our enhanced Mid-range PIC microcontrollers. The support is timely and welcome.”
Version 4.100 will be available to any customer on active maintenance.