Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 [PIC16(L)F1826/7] general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with Enhanced Mid-range core. The PIC16(L)F1826/7 devices are both available in 18-pin PDIP and SOIC packages; a 20-pin SSOP package; and 28-pin 6 mm x 6 mm QFN and 4 mm x 4 mm µQFN packages. The PIC16(L)F1826 are priced at $0.92 each in 10,000-unit quantities, and the PIC16(L)F1827 at $0.99 each in 10,000-unit quantities, for all package options.
Microchip PIC16(L)F1826/7 Microcontrollers Features
- Max. Frequency: 32 MHz
- Internal Oscillator: 32 kHz/31.25 kHz to 32 MHz, Software Selectable
- Program Memory: Up to 7 KB Flash
- Data EEPROM: 256 Bytes
- SRAM: Up to 384 Bytes
- Timers: Up to 4 x 8-bit, 1 x 16-bit
- Communication: 2 x MI2C/SPI and 1 x EUSART
- Analog-to-Digital Converter: 12 x 10-bit
- Comparators: 2 x with Rail-to-Rail Inputs
- PWM Channels: Up to 4
- Operating Voltage: 1.8 – 5.5V
- Standby Current: 0.030 µA @1.8V, Typical
- Other Capabilities: mTouch Capacitive Touch Sensing, Digital Signal Modulator
The PIC16(L)F1826/7 MCUs feature an advanced peripheral set that includes an mTouch capacitive touch-sensing module and dual I2C/SPI interfaces, along with “LF” versions featuring low power consumption via Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low-Power technology. The MCUs’ increased speed, ease-of-use and low cost provide an excellent pin-compatible migration path for legacy 18-pin PIC MCUs still used in many designs.
With Microchip’s Enhanced Mid-range architecture, the MCUs provide a 50% increase in performance and 14 new instructions that make programming with the C language more efficient, resulting in up to 40% better code efficiency over previous-generation 8-bit PIC MCUs. In addition to the mTouch capacitive touch-sensing module and dual I2C/SPI interfaces, peripheral enhancements include enhanced PWM functionality, and a Digital Signal Modulator that enables designers to customize communication interfaces, and combine many functions into a single MCU. nanoWatt XLP technology enables market-leading current consumption, improving overall energy efficiency and/or extending battery life in a broad range of applications.
Applications for the PIC16(L)F1826/7 MCUs include those in the consumer (e.g. laser printers, remote controls); industrial (e.g. “Green” lighting, embedded network gateways, traffic monitors, touch panels, metering); and automotive markets (e.g. LED Daytime Running Lights and tail lights).
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