Microchip Technology Inc. announced the availability of its MPLAB Code Configurator, a new code development tool to accelerate application development using 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs). Additionally, this tool enables developers to enhance the design experience with custom application development. The configurator is a user friendly plug-in tool for the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment that generates drivers for controlling and driving the peripherals inside PIC microcontrollers, based on the settings and selections made in its user interface. A key feature of this tool is that it produces the peripheral starter code, which is easy to migrate between similar peripherals and products. The generated driver functions can be used in many different application programs, providing a powerful and easy-to-use development platform.