Microchip 8-bit Flash Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) recently announced 12 new high-performance, 8-bit Flash microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC18F8723 high-memory, general-purpose family offers a rich peripheral set and performance of up to 10 MIPS. The PIC18F4553 family adds an integrated full-speed USB transceiver and 12 MIPS performance. Finally, the PIC18F8493 LCD microcontroller family offers integrated LCD drive capability for low-power display applications.

The integrated ADC features provide the precision required for high-speed, high-resolution sensor measurements in applications such as medical, industrial and utility metering. Additionally, these microcontroller families include nanoWatt Technology features, which provide design engineers with multiple options for effectively managing power consumption and extending battery life.

All 12 of the new microcontrollers are well suited for a broad range of applications requiring precision measurement and control, including the following examples: Industrial (data logging, data conditioning, pressure transducer, temperature sensor, flow-rate sensor); Medical (blood gas analyzer, blood-pressure monitor, heart-rate monitor, blood glucose meter, sensors for home-based monitoring); Power (utility metering, power conversion, battery chargers); Appliances (touch-screen interface, remote diagnostics, temperature controller, humidity sensor, proximity sensor, RTD oven sensor).

Pricing starts at $2.81 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

PIC18F4553 USB Family (Four Members):

  • 28-pin SOIC and PDIP Packages
  • 44-pin TQFP and PDIP Packages
  • 24 to 32 Kbytes of Flash
  • Samples and Volume Production Available Now

PIC18F8723 General-Purpose Family (Four Members):

  • 64- and 80-pin TQFP Packages
  • 96 to 128 Kbytes of Flash
  • Samples and Volume Production Available Now

PIC18F8493 LCD Family (Four Members):

  • 64- and 80-pin TQFP Packages
  • 8 to 16 Kbytes of Flash
  • Samples and Volume Production Expected in the Fourth Calendar Quarter of 2008

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