Microchip Technology introduced the PIC18F K80 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs). The Microchip PIC18F K80 microcontrollers feature 1.8 – 5.5V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology. The new PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80, PIC18F65K80 and PIC18F66K80 MCUs are available in 44- and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. The PIC18F45K80 and PIC18F46K80 MCUs are also available in a 40-pin PDIP package. The PIC18F25K80 and PIC18F26K80 MCUs are available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages. Prices start at $1.84 each (in 10,000 unit quantities).
Microchip Technology introduced the 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontroller family. The six members of the PIC32MX5/6/7 family are available now for sampling and volume production. All six microcontrollers are available in 100-pin TQFP 12x12mm, TQFP 14x14mm and BGA packages, and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. Prices range from $3.71 each for the PIC32MX534F064H, up to $4.93 each for the PIC32MX764F128L (in 10,000 unit). The PIC32MX5/6/7 family is ideal for communications (point-of-sale terminals, Web servers, multi-protocol bridges), industrial/medical (automation controllers, medical devices, security monitoring), consumer/appliance (audio, MP3 decoders, displays, small appliances, fitness equipment), and automotive (aftermarket, car alarms, GPS).
MSC Vertriebs announced the Q7-TCTC-FD Qseven module. The MSC Q7-TCTC-FD features an Intel Atom E6x0 processor, up to 1GB DDR2-533 SDRAM, a CAN bus, six USB 2.0 host ports and one USB 2.0 client, three PCI Express x1 lanes, LPC, high definition audio, a GBit Ethernet interface, a 70 x 70mm form factor, and an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C. The MSC Q7-TCTC-FD comes in four versions. The most economic model integrates a 600 MHz Intel Atom E620 CPU. Alternative modules are based on the E640 (1.0GHz) processor, the 1.3GHz E660, or the E680 CPU with 1.6GHz.
Mistral introduced UART and CAN daughter cards for Texas Instruments (TI) evaluation modules (EVMs) based on TI’s Sitara AM1x microprocessors (MPUs) and OMAP-L1x application processors for embedded industrial, medical and consumer designs. The UART daughter card has interfaces for soft UART, hard UART, and soft DIR. The CAN daughter card features soft CAN and hard CAN bus interfaces. The Mistral plug-in daughter cards help developers leverage the benefits of the PRU features on the AM1x and OMAP-L1x processors.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC32MX5, PIC32MX6, and PIC32MX7 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU) families. The PIC32MX5/6/7 MCUs are ideal for communications (point-of-sale terminals, web servers, CAN-to-Ethernet-to-USB bridges), industrial/medical (automation, controllers, medical devices, security monitoring), consumer/appliance (audio, MP3 decoders, displays, small appliances, fitness equipment), and automotive (aftermarket, car alarms, GPS). The three new PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontroller families are available today for sampling and volume production. 10,000 unit pricing ranges from $4.73 each for the PIC32MX575F256H, up to $6.55 each for the PIC32MX795F512L. Packaging options include 100-pin TQFP and BGA packages, and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages.