The Small Device C Compiler (SDCC) is an open source, partially retargetable C compiler for microcontrollers. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License. The package also contains a linker, assembler, simulator and debugger. As of March 2007, SDCC is the only open source C compiler for Intel 8051-compatible microcontrollers. In 2011 the compiler is downloaded on average more than 200 times per day.
The SDCC compiler was used by the FreeRTOS project to port its real-time operating system to the 8051-based Silabs (formerly Cygnal) series of microcontrollers.
Supported target architectures
Work is in progress on:
- ^ Rainer Leupers, Peter Marwedel: "Retargetable Compiler Technology for Embedded Systems: Tools and Applications", page 126. Springer, 2001
- ^ According to a Google search for: 8051 open source C compiler
- ^ SourceForge. "Usage Statistics For Small Device C Compiler". Retrieved 2010-02-16.