Microchip Technology introduced their PIC12LF1840T48A single-chip devices. The PIC12LF1840T48A integrates an eXtreme Low Power (XLP), 8-bit PIC microcontroller with a sub-GHz RF transmitter. The Microchip PIC12LF1840T48A is optimized to run Microchip’s royalty-free KEELOQ advanced code-hopping technology. The new device family is available in a 14-pin TSSOP package. It is priced at $1.06 each in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available now. Volume production is expected in January.
The MK67Q5250 fingerprint matching module, from OKI Semiconductor, is designed to speed implementation of automated fingerprint identification and access control. The MK67Q5250 is ideal for locks and garage door openers to portable devices, computer workstations, and POS terminals. The MK67Q5250 is sampling now. The MK67Q5250 module is priced at $90 (US) for small quantities.