Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12F(HV)752 microcontrollers. The new family of 8-bit MCUs feature an integrated Complementary Output Generator (COG) peripheral, 1.75 KB of self read-write program memory, 64B of RAM, an on-chip 10-bit ADC, Capture-Compare PWM modules, high-performance comparators (down to 40ns response), and two 50 mA-capable I/O’s. The PIC12F752 microcontroller is available in 8-pin 3 mm x 3 mm DFN, PDIP and SOIC packages. The MCU is priced at $0.56 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The PIC12FHV752 is available in the same package options for $0.60 each.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC24F GA3 family of eXtreme Low Power (XLP) microcontrollers. The PIC24F GA3 devices feature the industry’s lowest active current for 16-bit Flash MCUs, new low-power sleep modes, 150 microamperes/MHz active current, six DMA channels, and VBAT for battery backup of the on-chip Real-Time Clock Calendar. The Microchip PIC24F GA3 is priced at less than $1.99. The microcontrollers are ideal for consumer (thermostats, door locks, home automation), industrial (security, wired and wireless sensors, industrial controls), medical (portable medical devices, diagnostic equipment), and metering (e-Meters, energy monitoring, gas/water/heat meters, automated meter reading) applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the MX1 and MX2 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers. The low pin count MX1 and MX2 MCUs feature 61 DMIPS performance, up to 32 KB of Flash and 8 KB of SRAM, two I2S interfaces, Microchip’s Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheral, 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) interface, 13-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), USB 2.0, dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals. The PIC32MX110F016B and PIC32MX220F032 MCUs are available in 28-pin SPDIP, SSOP, SOIC and QFN packages; and in 44-pin QFN, VTLA and TQFP packages. Prices start at $1.58 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The Microchip microcontrollers are ideal for applications in the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC10F(LF)32X and PIC1XF(LF)150X 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. The new MCUs feature configurable logic, Configurable Logic Cells (CLCs), Complementary Waveform Generators (CWGs) and Numerically Controlled Oscillators. Samples and volume-production quantities of the PIC10F(LF)320, PIC10F(LF)322 and PIC16F(LF)1507 MCUs are available now. The PIC1XF(LF)1501/3/8/9 MCUs will be available in the next two quarters. Prices start at $0.37 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The Microchip PIC10F(LF)32X and PIC1XF(LF)150X microcontrollers are ideal for appliances, automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.
Microchip Technology introduced their Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit. The new Microchip kit enables products to communicate using the same wiring that provides power. The PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit is compliant with the utility frequency band. The kit features two daughter boards, two sets of high-voltage adapter cables, royalty-free schematics, demo code and software in source-code format. The kit is available now for $225.
Microchip Technology rolled out 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC33E Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24E microcontrollers. The new DSCs and MCUs are based on the dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core. They feature larger (536 KB) Flash memory, more RAM (52 KB), greater I/O capability with 144-pin packages, a USB 2.0 OTG interface, and expanded motor-control, graphics, audio, and real-time embedded-control capabilities (compared to the previous-generation dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core). The dsPIC33E DSCs and PIC24E MCUs are available in 64-pin QFN and TQFP packages, 100- and 144-pin TQFP, 121-pin BGA, and 144-pin LQFP packages. Pricing starts at $4.98 each (10,000-unit quantities).
Microchip Technology introduced the dsPIC33FJ16 GP, dsPIC33FJ16 and PIC24FJ16 MC series of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The general-purpose dsPIC33FJ16 GP devices feature a Real-Time Clock/Calendar and up to 21 general-purpose output pins. The dsPIC33FJ16 and PIC24FJ16 MC devices feature a 6-channel Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) peripheral with synchronized outputs for 3-phase operation. All of the devices are priced at about a dollar each in high-volume quantities.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12F(LF)1840 and PIC16F(LF)1847 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. The MCUs feature 7 KB [PIC12F(LF)1840] and 14 KB [PIC16F(LF)1847] of on-chip Flash memory, up to 1 KB RAM, and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology (LF versions). The PIC12F(LF)1840 MCUs are priced at $0.75 each (10,000-unit quantities). They are available in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC and 3 mm x 3 mm DFN SOIC packages. The PIC16F(LF)1847 MCUs are priced at $1.04 each (10,000-unit quantities). They are available in 18-pin PDIP, SOIC, SSOP and 4 mm x 4 mm UQFN packages.
Microchip Technology introduced their Accessory Development Starter Kits for Android. The starter kit is a standalone board used for evaluating and developing electronic accessories for the Google Android operating system for smartphones and tablets. The Microchip PIC24F Accessory Development Starter Kit For Android consists of the 16-bit PIC24F PIC MCU-based development board and a software library. The PIC24F starter kit is available now for $79.99. The PIC32 starter kit will be available in the third quarter of 2011 for $79.99. The software library (works with both kits) is also available now via a free download.
Microchip Technology introduced the Epson S1D13517 Graphics Controller PICtail Plus Daughter Board, Graphics Display Truly 7″ 800 x 480 (WVGA) Board, and Graphics Display Truly 5.7″ 640 x 480 (VGA) Board. The Epson-based graphics-controller board is available now for $119.99. The 7″ touch-panel LCD daughter board is available now for $269.99. The 5.7″ touch-panel LCD daughter board will be available in June for $269.99.