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What is GPUTILS?

GPUTILS is a collection of tools for the Microchip (TM) PIC microcontrollers. It includes gpasm, gplink, and gplib. It's distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License. There are other GNU PIC tools available such as gpsim, a gputils compatible simulator.


GPUTILS was created by Craig Franklin and James Bowman. Currently, it is primarily supported by Marko Kohtala, Borut Ražem and Molnár Károly. In the past it has been supported by David Barnett and Scott Dattalo.

What Platforms are Supported?

Linux (and other unices), Mac OS X, and MS-Windows are supported. GPUTILS will compile natively on Linux using gcc. Mac OS X users will need the December 2001 Developer Tools. Windows 98/NT users will need MinGW32 if they wish to compile the tools.

Downloading GPUTILS

See the Sourceforge download page for source and binary packages.

The latest development sources are available from our svn server.

The following commands will checkout all of the sources and place them in a gputils subdirectory:

  • RW access:
    svn checkout --username=user_name svn+ssh:// .
  • RO access:
    svn checkout svn:// .
  • HTTP access:
    svn checkout --username=user_name .

You can browse our svn tree here.

Older gputils and gpasm releases are available.

Users have ported gputils to many other platforms. Some of these binaries are for the old gpasm package.



GPUTILS Debian Linux


If you have generated a binary of gputils please notify the maintainer of this website, so that it can be added.

MPLAB Plugin

Microchip offers an integrated development environment called MPLAB. This environment is only available for MS-Windows. The gputils project has developed an MPLAB plugin. With this plugin, gputils-mplab, MPLAB can be used as an IDE for gputils.

Test Files

Microchip provided the project with a set of test files that they use to test MPASM for each release. These files were reformatted, some typos were fixed, and scripts to run the tests were generated. The files and scripts are located in svn and can be accessed here.

For anyone interested, the original unaltered files are available in this archive. For information about the archive please read this file. These files were provided by Microchip without any warranty or any level of support. If you have a question about the files ask the current gputils project administrator, not Microchip.

Recent NEWS

May 19, 2013 -- gputils-1.2.0 Released

  • #61 - __idlocs and __config generate line numbers
  • #58 - Generate mpasm compatible .config sections
  • strengthened bad object format detection
  • inc and lkr files are synced with MPLABX 1.80
  • Previous News

    Support for GPUTILS

    GPUTILS comes with some documentation and examples. When that isn't enough, you can find help in the following places:

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    Last updated: 2013-05-19