Upgrade Standard licence Flowcode V5 to V7
Standard Flowcode licences are excellent for learning programming principles for users who wish to develop applications at home. A standard licence does not give the user commercial rights and gives limited features; commercial rights and a full features set can only be achieved by purchasing a professional Flowcode licence, available from Elektor.
Flowcode 7 allows you to quickly and easily develop complex electronic and electromechanical systems. The graphical programming tool allows those with little experience to develop systems in minutes.
Flowcode 7 is an advanced integrated development environment (IDE) for electronic and electromechanical system development. Engineers—both professional and academic use Flowcode 7 to develop systems for control and measurement based on microcontrollers or on rugged industrial interfaces using Windows compatible personal computers
Flowcode 7 is perfect for those programming PIC devices including Microchip's 8bit, 16bit and 32 bit range of microcontrollers. It's also an easy and effective solution for programming Atmel AVR, Arduino and ARM based devices.
Users of Flowcode 7 can add additional chip support to their licence by purchasing further chip packs and expanding their Flowcode licence.
New features in version 7 include:
- New user interface: With version 7, users can also now customise their projects with colour coded sections, to make complex projects easier to navigate.
- Code profiling: Code profiling is a new feature that will be launched for the first time in Flowcode 7. This feature shows when icons have been ‘hit’ during a simulation run, highlighting sections of code that may be deemed redundant and other parts which are executed more often and may need optimising to improve program efficiency.
- New oscilloscope - Flowcode 7 includes a brand new in-software oscilloscope and data recorder which displays feedback and information live from the hardware you’re using after compilation.
- A number of new components: Flowcode V7 contains 245 components that can be used to create a wide range of electrical and electromechanical systems. These components can also be used as a basis for creating your own components or simulations.
- 32 bit PIC device support: New for version 7 is Flowcode’s ability to support the PIC32 range from Microchip. The PIC32 family offers 32bit performance and delivers more memory to assist engineers with increasing demands.
- Microchip templates: Another new feature of Flowcode 7 is the inclusion of templates for a number of popular Microchip development boards including the Curiosity and Xpress boards.
- Microchip XC Compilers: For the first time, Flowcode will include Microchip’s XC compilers in version 7. For those familiar with previous versions of Flowcode, this will improve the speed at which 8bit PIC devices compile by more than ten times compared to previous versions of the software.