SourceBoost IDE is probably the most feature-rich IDE among others that exist for the PIC today. We are open for business contacts with other companies to integrate their tools (not only PIC related) like tool chains, compilers, debuggers, simulators etc. into SourceBoost IDE. If you are interested in this kind of business relations please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiler Suppliers and Developers
SourceBoost Technologies are developers and suppliers of low cost, high performance cross compilers, simulators and development environments for 8 bit microcontrollers.
Many tools of this nature already exist; but these tools have been found to be cost prohibitive by many users. Additionally some users have found that the existing tools do not offer the same level of usability and support as SourceBoost Technologies products.
SourceBoost Technologies products are aimed at both the hobbyist and the professional user, especially those with a tight budget. Special low priced licenses are available for the hobbyist/non-commercial user. This means that everyone should be able to afford a license for the high quality products of SourceBoost Technologies.
The compilers we sell mainly target PIC microcontrollers from Microchip.
If you would like to try our products before you buy, please do so. For most of our software products, you will find a trial or FREE feature restricted version. We are confident that once you try our product, you will be convinced that our products meet or exceed the competition.
News February 2014
SourceBoost V7.22 is available to download
Added support for UART and LCD drivers into the project wizard (this became possible after integration of the Lua language into the project wizard). This release also contains several other updates and bug fixes. Check version log for more details
News January 2014
SourceBoost V7.21 is available to download
This is a new feature and bug fix release. Check version log for more details
News May 2013
SourceBoost V7.12 is available to download
This is a bug fix release. Check version log for more details
News February 2013
SourceBoost V7.11 is available to download
A recommend update which includes:
News July 2012
SourceBoost V7.10 is available to download
Updates include: fully functional MplabX integration; a number of new target devices; updates to library code and other bug fixes. A highly recommend update for all users.
News December 2011
SourceBoost V7.05 is available to download
Added support for MplabX integration (beta), fixed several issues reported by the users, added support for more new targets.
News February 2011
SourceBoost V7.02 is available to download
Fixed multiple issues reported by the users in compilers and IDE. Added support for more new targets.
News October 2010
SourceBoost V7.01 is available to download
Fixed build problem introduced in V7, added support for complex numeric expressions in built-in assembly, debugger can now evaluate really complex expressions + other small fixes and improvements.
News September 2010
SourceBoost V7.0 is ready
SourceBoost Version V7.0 is ready and available to download. New features include workspace support, reworked debugger core, parallel compilation, remote build server, long arrays, support for PIC16F1x instruction set and many others.
News May 2010
SourceBoost V7.0 release immanent
Version V7.0 of the Sourceboost package is to be release in the next few months. This release will include IDE enhancements, improved versions of the BoostC and BoostC++ compilers and other new features. All users purchasing a V6.xx license for the BoostC, BoostC++ or BoostBasic compilers from now on will be entitled to a FREE upgrade to V7.0 (does not apply to stand alone extra node licenses).
News November 2009
PIC16F19xx Devices Supported
Beta release of the SourceBoost package has been released. Now BoostC/BoostC++/BoostBasic compilers have support for PIC16F19xx targets. These new targets have an enhanced PIC16 instruction set that reduces the code size for many operations regularly performed when high level programming language are used. The release can be downloaded from here.
News May 2009
As more and more users find that NOVO RTOS can simplify their projects, the SourceBoost IDE project wizard gets Novo RTOS options. This allows a correctly configured project that uses Novo RTOS to be generated very rapidly.
BoostC++ new affordable license option and upgrades available
Following the success of the BoostC++ compiler Pro licence a new license variant is now available. The BoostC++ compiler Full license makes the all the BoostC++ functionality available to non-commercial users. Also a range of BoostC to BoostC++ upgrades are now available. This is a great opportunity for hobbyists, students and other non-commercial users to write and develop C++ code for Microchip PICs at an affordable cost.
Users Develop Free USB stack source code
BoostC compiler users have implemented code for USB protocol stack on PIC18 targets. Unlike some other USB protocol stack code available, this source code has no licensing limitations so that users can freely share code derivatives and improvements. Sample code is available including examples of a mouse and a USB serial port. The majority of the code has been developed by BoostC user Ian Harris and the source code can be downloaded from embeddedadventures.blogspot.com
BoostBasic Compiler Commercial Version is launched
BoostBasic reaches maturity and is launched as a commercial version. The BoostBasic programming language is similar to Microsoft Visual Basic both in structure and syntax. It offers Microsoft Visual Basic programmers an easy route into PIC Microcontroller programming. The BoostBasic compiler generates code that is targeted at PIC Microcontrollers. it uses a very similar compilation engine to that of the BoostC compiler, and so generates compact and efficient code.
Ascent Vario flight logger uses BoostC Compiler.
Another commercial product is launched that uses the BoostC compiler and Development environment to generate its specialized controlling code. The Ascent Vario, by Ascent Products, is a device designed for use in paragliding. The device displays altitude, relative altitude, max altitude/max climb rate, time/flight duration and more on a high resolution LCD display. It also has a built in logger that records the data of up to 200 flights.
BoostC++ first commercial release now available
Following the implementation of additional C++ features, like destructors and virtual functions, BoostC++ has now moved from alpha/beta release to its first commercial full release. Building on the strengths of the BoostC compiler, BoostC++ provides additional application leverage of an object oriented programming language.
XBox 360 Tilt Board Controller goes commercial
A cleverly designed board that converts a standard XBox 360 controller into a motion sensitive controller has been developed by Adam Thole. The design uses an accelerometer and a PIC Microcontroller to convert motion into analog signals compatible with the XBox 360 controller. The microcontroller code has been written in 'C' using the BoostC compiler so that it can perform all the necessary signal processing and calculations in real time. You can find the details and video of the controller in action here.
Novo RTOS Reaches Maturity
Novo RTOS is a Real Time Operating System that uses a co-operative task scheduler. This operating system transforms the coding style of applications making them easier to write, more readable and maintainable. Processes can be split down into separate tasks instead of using the classic super loop and state machine methodology.
A number of projects using Novo RTOS have now been completed by commercial users proving that Novo RTOS is a solid basis for applications that use multiple tasks.
Distributors of the BoostC compiler CD Package
The BoostC C compiler CD package is now available through the following distributors.
The BoostC order codes for these distributors can be found here.
Don't forget to visit our distributors page for a complete list of our distributors.
About SourceBoost Technologies:
SourceBoost Technologies are always striving to meet or exceed the customer requirements. We are a small software house who can rapidly respond to the needs and requests of our users. It is this ability along with innovative ideas that has allowed SourceBoost Technologies' products to be the favored choice of many people.
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