Microchip Technology introduced the PIC24F16KA, PIC18F46J11, and PIC18F46J50 families of low-power PIC microcontroller (MCU) families with nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power Technology. The four-member, 16-bit PIC24F16KA family features typical sleep currents as low as 20 nA along with integrated EEPROM memory, and small-footprint, and low pin count (20- and 28-pin) package options. The six-member PIC18F46J11 and the six-member PIC18F46J50 8-bit MCU families feature sleep currents of less than 20 nA. The general-purpose PIC18F46J11 MCUs provide up to 64 KB of Flash program memory and the peripheral set of a 64- or 80-pin device in only 28- or 44-pins;. The PIC18F46J50 devices feature integrated Full-Speed USB 2.0 to enable connectivity for embedded applications requiring remote field upgrades or the downloading of data.
Advantages of nanoWatt XLP Technology include: Sleep currents down to 20 nA, Real-Time Clock currents down to 500 nA, and Watchdog Timer currents down to 400 nA. The vast majority of low-power applications require one or more of these features. nanoWatt XLP Technology combines all three. Whether it is extended battery life, sealed batteries, or the integration of energy harvesting, Microchip’s 8- and 16-bit PIC MCUs with nanoWatt XLP Technology provide more freedom for designers that need their products to operate longer using less power, or requiring fewer battery changes.
nanoWatt XLP Microcontrollers Pricing
PIC24F16KA 16-bit MCUs
The four PIC24F16KA 16-bit family members are available now for general sampling and volume production, with prices starting at $1.38 each in 10,000 unit quantities. The 20-pin package options for the PIC24F08KA101 and PIC24F16KA101 MCUs are: QFN, SSOP, SOIC and PDIP. The 28-pin package options for the PIC24F08KA102 and PIC24F16KA102 MCUs are: QFN, SSOP, SOIC and SPDIP.
PIC18F46J11 General-Purpose 8-bit MCUs
The six PIC18F46J11 general-purpose 8-bit family members are available now for general sampling and volume production, with prices starting at $1.58 each in 10,000 unit quantities. The 28-pin package options for the PIC18F24J11, PIC18F25J11 and PIC18F26J11 MCUs are: QFN, SSOP, SOIC and SPDIP. The 44-pin package options for the PIC18F44J11, PIC18F45J11 and PIC18F46J11 MCUs are: QFN and TQFP.
PIC18F46J50 USB 8-bit MCUs
The six PIC18F46J50 USB 8-bit family members are available now for general sampling and volume production, with prices starting at $1.78 each in 10,000 unit quantities. The 28-pin package options for the PIC18F24J50, PIC18F25J50 and PIC18F26J50 MCUs are: QFN, SSOP, SOIC and SPDIP. The 44-pin package options for the PIC18F44J50, PIC18F45J50 and PIC18F46J50 MCUs are: QFN and TQFP.
More info: Microchip Extreme Low Power Microcontrollers