The Multi-Platform Integrated Development Environment (MPIDE) is a modified and extended fork of the Arduino® IDE. Based on the Wiring.org programming language (simplified C/C++) and using the Processing.org IDE, MPIDE supports PIC32-based chipKIT™ embedded platform boards while keeping close to the initial fork. This is a free, open-source program that runs on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® operating systems and features several built-in libraries and examples with a simplified programming language.
As of August 2015- MPIDE has been rolled into the official Arduino distribution. Stand-alone MPIDE will still be available to download, but future bug fixes and development will be shifted to maintaining the chipKIT libraries for the Arduino IDE. To learn more you can visit chipKIT.net's post " Intro to the chipKIT Platform"
In order to download this software, add it to your cart and proceed to the checkout. This software is free and you will not be charged upon checkout. Once your order is complete, you will be sent an email with the link to download the MPIDE file of your choosing. There is no limit on how many times you can download the MPIDE files.
If you are not familiar with either C or C++, take a look at some of the introductory material we offer from the Digilent Learn Site below. If you're looking for some projects to get started with MPIDE, check out our Getting Started with Microcontrollers Learn Module that will assist with everything from the download process to coding tips!