Probably the best way to see what Swordfish can do is to try it yourself by downloading a free, fully functional, non expiring Special Edition (SE) version of the compiler. SwordfishSE includes everything you get with the commercial version, including the full list of supported microcontrollers. The compiler is only constrained in terms of the amount of RAM available during compilation.
- Download Free Special Edition (SE) Version of Swordfish
- Swordfish Website
- Additional Modules, Sample Code and Articles
Swordfish is a highly structured, modular compiler for the PIC18 family of PIC® microcontrollers. Swordfish is a true compiler that generates optimised, stand alone code which can be programmed directly into your microcontroller. Extensive library support is provided with full source code, some of which include LCD, GLCD, EEPROM, ADC, software and hardware SPI, software and hardware I2C, software UART, USART, Secure Digital (SD), USB, string manipulation and math libraries. Support for strings, arrays, structures, boolean, bit, unsigned and signed 8, 16 and 32 bit ordinal types and 32 bit floating point is also provided. Swordfish is supplied with a powerful and flexible Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which includes an advanced code explorer, full syntax highlighting, third party programmer integration, serial communicator and integrated boot loader application. Just a single mouse click, or key press, will compile, assemble and program your project into the target microcontroller.
Swordfish enables you to structure a program using subroutines and functions. Each subroutine or function can have its own local declarations consisting of constants, structures and variables. Procedural programming is a better choice than simple sequential or unstructured programming, especially in situations which involve moderate complexity or require significant ease of maintainability.
In large and complex programs, modularity is essential. Swordfish enables you to group commonly used subroutines, functions, constants, structures and variables into a single entity called a module. Scoping is an essential part in keeping a program modular and Swordfish allows all module declarations to be defined as either private or public. The separation of private and public parts of a module is often referred to as encapsulation, or information hiding, and enables you to create modules that are both reusable and robust.
Electronic Delivery Notice
Please note that this software is supplied electronically. After purchasing the software, you will be sent a unique product registration key via email. Please ensure you supply a valid email when purchasing this product.
To install the software, download the swordfish compiler installation program. Next, enter your product installation key. Your software will then be downloaded and installed onto your machine. You can install the software on more than one machine. The full version product key also gives access to free updates for a year.
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