.COF File Extension
- Developer by: Microchip Technology
- Category: Executable Files
- Format: Binary
What is an .COF file?
.COF is MPLAB COFF File
Common Object File Format (COFF) executable file created by MPLAB IDE, an IDE used to program embedded applications for Microchip Technology's PIC and dsPIC microcontrollers; stores machine code and debugging information for the program.
COF files are created from the MPLINK linker component, which takes object .O files, library files, and a linker script to produce the executables. Two other files are created as well with the ".map" and ".hex" extensions.
NOTE: The COFF format is not unique to MPLAB IDE. However, MPLAB IDE uses the ".cof" extension for its COFF files. COFF files also use the .OUT extension.