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Summary:
  MPASM" Assembler is a full featured universal macro assembler for all PICmicro® MCU's. It can produce absolute code directly in the form of HEX files for device programmers, or it can generate relocatable objects for MPLINK" Object Linker.
MPLINK" Object Linker is a relocatable linker for MPASM" Assembler and MPLAB® C17. It can link relocatable objects from assembly or C source files along with pre-compiled libraries using directives from a linker script.

MPLIB" Object Librarian is a librarian for pre-compiled code to be used with MPLINK" Object Linker. When a routine from a library is called from another source file, only the modules that contains that routine will be linked in with the application. This allows large libraries to be used efficiently in many different applications.

The latest versions of MPASM" Assembler, MPLINK" Object Linker and MPLIB" Object Librarian are bundled with MPLAB® and can be downloaded separately by choosing the web install and selecting only the MPASM" Assembler, MPLINK" Object Linker and/or MPLIB" Object Librarian.
Description:
  There are three versions of MPASM" Assembler:
- a DOS version, MPASM" Assembler.EXE, for DOS 5.0 or greater,
- a DOS-Extender version, MPASM" Assembler_DP.EXE,
- and a Windows® 3.1/95/98/NT® version, MPASM" AssemblerWIN.EXE.
MPASM" AssemblerWIN.EXE is recommended for use with MPLAB. MPASM" Assembler.EXE has a command line interface. MPASM" AssemblerWIN.EXE has a Windows shell and can be used as a standalone application on a Windows 3.x or greater system. MPASM" Assembler generates relocatable object files in a COFF format, Intel standard HEX files, MAP files to detail memory usage and symbol reference, an absolute LST file which contains source lines and generated machine code, and a COD file for MPLAB® debugging.

There are two versions of MPLINK" Object Linker. MPLINK" Object LinkerD.EXE is a DOS extender version and is only recommended for DOS or Win 3.x systems. MPLINK" Object Linker.EXE is a Windows 32-bit console application and is for Windows 95/98/NT. MPLINK" Object Linker generates Intel standard HEX files, MAP files to detail memory usage and symbol reference, an absolute LST file which contains source lines and generated machine code, and a COD file for MPLAB® debugging.

MPLIB" Object Librarian manages the creation and modification of library files. There are two versions of MPLIB" Object Librarian. MPLIB" Object LibrarianD.EXE is a DOS extender version and is only recommended for DOS or Win 3.x systems. MPLIB" Object Librarian.EXE is a Windows 32-bit console application and is for Windows 95/98/NT.
Features:
  * MPASM" Assembler and MPLINK" Object Linker are integrated into MPLAB® projects.
* MPASM" Assembler allows user defined Macros to be created for streamlined assembly.
* MPASM" Assembler allows conditional assembly for multi purpose source files.
* MPASM" Assembler directives allow complete control over the assembly process.
* MPLINK" Object Linker works with both MPASM" Assembler and MPLAB® C17.
* MPLINK" Object Linker allows all memory areas to be defined as sections to provide link-time flexibility.
* MPLIB" Object Librarian makes linking easier because single libraries can be included instead of many smaller files.
* MPLIB" Object Librarian helps keep code maintainable by grouping related modules together.
* MPLIB" Object Librarian commands allow libraries to be created and modules to be added, listed, replaced, deleted, or extracted.
Devices Supported:
  All PICmicro® MCUs
HCS Security Products
Serial EEPROMs
Software & Manuals:
Example Code
Date: 4/9/1999
Software Version: 1.00
Notes:
   This zip file contains example MPASM" Assembler initialization code for PIC16CXX and PIC17CXX devices, as well as MPLINK" Object Linker sample application code for sample applications 1, 2, 3, and 4.
 

MPASM" Assembler and MPLINK" Object Linker PICmicro® Quick Reference Card
Date: 11/16/2000
 
MPASM" Assembler User's Guide with MPLINK" Object Linker and MPLIB
Date: 4/9/1999
 


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