Microchip Technology introduced their PIC16F1516/7/8/9 and PIC16F1526/7 (PIC16F15XX) microcontrollers. The PIC16F(LF)1516 and PIC16F(LF)1518 MCUs are available in 28-pin SOIC, SPDIP, SSOP and 4 mm x 4 mm UQFN packages. The PIC16F(LF)1517 and PIC16F(LF)1519 MCUs are available in 40- and 44-pin PDIP, 10 mm x 10 mm TQFP and 5 mm x 5 mm UQFN packages. The PIC16F(LF)1526 and PIC16F(LF)1527 MCUs are available in 64-pin 9 mm x 9 mm QFN and 10 mm x 10 mm TQFP packages. Volume pricing starts at $0.68 each for the 28-pin parts.
Microchip Technology introduced the 16-bit eXtreme PIC24F32KA304 PIC microcontrollers. The PIC24F32KA304 MCU family features an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, 5V supply support, and sleep currents down to 20 nA. The Microchip microcontrollers are ideal for industrial, automotive, medical, utility metering, and white goods applications. Samples and volume production quantities are available now.
Microchip Technology introduced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) PICtail Daughter Board. The M2M PICtail Daughter Board is ideal for developing fleet-management or location-based service applications. It includes the u-blox NEO-6Q GPS and LEON GSM/GPRS modules, and interfaces with Microchip’s Multimedia Expansion Board (part #DM320005), and PIC32 Starter Kit (part #DM320001). The M2M PICtail Daughter Board (part #AC320011) is priced at $199.
Microchip Technology introduced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board. The PLM PICtail provides communication over power lines using a Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation scheme. The PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit features two daughter boards, two sets of high-voltage adapter cables, royalty-free schematics, demo code and software in source-code format. It is supported by the free MPLAB IDE. The Microchip board kit (part # AC164142) is available now for $225.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16LF1902/3/4/6/7 microcontrollers. The PIC16LF190X 8-bit segmented LCD CU family features up to 14 KB of Flash program memory, up to 512 Bytes of RAM, up to 14 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) channels, serial communication, temperature indicator and the capability to drive up to 116 LCD segments. The PIC16LF190X microcontrollers are available now with prices starting at $0.75 each (10,000-unit quantities). The new Microchip MCUs are ideal for security tokens, smart cards, medical devices, home appliances, key fobs, and segmented LCD applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721 microcontrollers. The 20-pin MCUs feature low power consumption, up to 7 KB of self-write Flash program memory, a temperature-indicator module, an 8-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), a capture/compare PWM module, I2C, SPI and AUSART. The PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721 microcontrollers are available now in a 20-pin, 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package. PIC16F(LF)720/1 MCUs are also available as 20-pin PDIP, SOIC and SSOP packages. The Microchip devices are ideal for appliances (blenders, refrigerators, dishwashers), electronic, (TV remote controls, toys, phones, set-top boxes), industrial (digital water heaters, security systems, humidity sensors), and automotive (remote lock systems, power seats, level sensors, lighting control) applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP4706/16/26 (MCP47X6) Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) devices. The non-volatile MCP47X6 DACs feature buffered 8-,10- and 12-bit voltage output options and integrated EEPROM. The MCP4706, MCP4716 and MCP4726 DAC chips are available in 6-pin SOT-23 and 2 mm x 2 mm DFN packages. Prices ranging from $0.51 to $0.69 each (in 10,000-unit quantities). They are ideal for wireless microphones, mp3-player accessories, motor control, flow measurement, temperature control and light control applications.
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 their Bluetooth Evaluation Kit, which is an easy, cost-effective and flexible add-on for embedded evaluation and development using many 16/32-bit PIC microcontrollers or dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs). The kit features Microchip Bluetooth PICtail Plus Daughter Board, 16-bit USB PIC24FJ256GB110 and 32-bit CAN/USB PIC32MX795F512L Microcontroller Plug-in Modules, and CandleDragon’s dotstack Bluetooth demonstration stack and SPP profile. The Microchip Bluetooth Evaluation Kit (part # DM183036) is available now for $109.99.
Microchip Technology introduced their MCP794XX stand-alone I2C Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) family. The MCP794XX features on-chip EEPROM and SRAM, digital trimming for time-of-day calibration, battery-switchover, user-lockable section of EEPROM, 64-bit reprogrammable unique ID that can be factory-programmed with a MAC address. All six MCP794XX RTCC devices are available in 8-pin MSOP, SOIC, TSSOP and TDFN packages. The MCP79400 is priced at $0.64 each; the MCP79401, MCP79402 and MCP79410 at $0.70 each; and the MCP79411 and MCP79412 at $0.76 each, all in 10,000-unit quantities. The devices are ideal for smart-energy (thermostats, power meters and commercial refrigeration), home-appliance (stoves, dishwashers and microwave ovens), automotive (dashboard controls and car radios), and consumer-electronic markets (office equipment, irrigation controls and video systems).