Microchip Technology introduced the new PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit, which enables custom application development on the PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) for Bluetooth and USB digital audio solutions. The Microchip development kit includes an interface for use for iPod and iPhone products, and enables expansion to support these devices. The Microchip PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit (part # DV320032) is available now for $199.99. The kit is ideal for developers who want to add high-quality wireless audio to their design.
Microchip Technology launched the PIC24FJ128GC010 microcontroller family. The new PIC24FJ128GC010 MCU devices are available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $2.59 each in volume. The PIC24FJ128GC010 (128 KB Flash) and PIC24FJ64GC010 (64 KB Flash) are available in 100-pin TQFP and 121-pin BGA packages. The PIC24FJ128GC006 (128 KB Flash) and PIC24FJ64GC006 (64 KB Flash) are available in 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC32MX3/4 family of microcontrollers. The new MCUs are available in 64/16 KB, 256/64 KB and 512/128 KB Flash/Ram configurations. The PIC32MX3/4 devices feature 28 x 10-bit ADCs and 5 UARTS, 105 DMIPS performance, serial peripherals, graphic-display, capacitive-touch, connectivity and digital audio support. The Microchip MCUs are ideal for connectivity, graphics, digital audio and general-purpose embedded control applications.
Energy Micro introduced the EFM32 Wonder Gecko microcontroller. The EFM32 Gecko MCU features the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, which provides a full DSP instruction set and a dedicated floating point unit (FPU). The EFM32 Wonder Gecko also utilizes the eLL (extreme low leakage) process for low-power operation in active and sleep modes. The Wonder Gecko microcontrollers is available now for $2.64 each in 100k units.
Microchip Technology has expanded their 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller family. The PIC16(L)F1782/3/4/6/7/8/9 MCUs are available now for sampling and volume production in 28-pin SOIC, SPDIP, 6 x 6 mm QFN, and 4 x 4 mm UQFN; as well as 40-pin PDIP, TQFP, 8 x 8 mm QFN, and 5 x 5 mm UQFN packages. Prices start at $1.18 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology recently introduced their PIC24F KM family of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers. The PIC24F KM MCUs feature up to 16 KB Flash, 2 KB RAM and 512B EEPROM. The new MCU family is available now. Prices start at $1.77 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The Microchip microcontrollers are ideal for cost-sensitive automotive, consumer, medical and industrial applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12LF1552 PIC microcontroller. It features hardware I2C support, four channel 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and hardware Capacitive Voltage Divider (CVD) support for capacitive touch sensing. The PIC12LF1552 is the newest member of the PIC12/16F15XX 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The Microchip PIC12LF1552 MCU is offered in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC, MSOP and 2x3x0.5 mm UDFN packages. It is available now for sampling and volume production.
Texas Instruments introduced the latest SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module. The TI module features SmartConfig technology, which is a Wi-Fi configuration process that enables multiple in-home devices without displays to connect to a Wi-Fi network via a smartphone or tablet in one easy step. SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 pre-production modules are sampling now. Production modules will be available this quarter. The self-contained module is priced at $9.99 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Texas Instruments is sampling the new FRAM-based MSP430FR59xx microcontrollers. The TI MCU devices feature Wolverine technology, up to 64kB embedded FRAM, direct memory access (DMA) engine, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), analog comparator, capacitive touch IOs and UART, SPI and I2C serial interfaces. The TI MSP430FR59xx microcontrollers are ideal for wireless sensing, energy harvesting, Smart Grid, industrial, consumer, building automation and security applications.
Renesas Electronics revealed details of their next-generation microcontrollers and microprocessors. Renesas plans to use 40nm MONOS (metal oxide nitride oxide silicon) embedded flash technology with the RX family of general-purpose 32-bit MCUs. Renesas will also expand their RX Family to include the lowest power, lowest cost 32-bit MCU for the embedded market.