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.