Minimum System Requirements

Supported Versions

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 is no longer supported.
MPLAB X IDE is no longer supported on Windows XP. This means MPLAB X IDE will no longer be tested on Windows XP and JRE8 will be the new default JRE. To continue using Windows XP, JRE 7 will need to be installed. The MPLAB X IDE installer will search for JRE 7 on your system, and if it is not found will recommend sites for download.

Platform Supported Versions
Windows Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional/ Windows 8 Professional/ Windows 10 Professional
Linux Ubuntu® 9.10 or later
Unofficially, most distributions should work. Microchip employees have used it successfully with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, OpenSuse, and Fedora. Users of 64-bit distributions might need to install additional libraries.
Macintosh Mac OS® X 10.7.3 Intel or later

Minimum Configuration

(This will not provide a good user experience)

Platform Processor Memory Disk Space
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/ Windows 8 Professional/ Windows 10 Professional 2.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV or equivalent 1 GB 1 GB
Linux Ubuntu® 9.10 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent 1 GB 1 GB
Macintosh OS® X 10.7.3 Intel® Core™ Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 1 GB 1 GB

Recommended Configuration

Platform Processor Memory Disk Space
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/ Windows 8 Professional/ Windows 10 Professional Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB (64-bit) 1.5 GB
Linux Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit) 1.5 GB
Macintosh OS X 10.8 Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 1.5 GB

Some older CPUs (for example, an AMD Athlon XP) may be incompatible with recent versions of Java. If you are experiencing crashes and you are running on old hardware, you may want to replace the version of Java installed with MPLAB X IDE with an older one. However, this should only be attempted as a last resort as we only test MPLAB X IDE with the version of Java that is included by the installer.

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