Microchip Technology launched the RN-131 and RN-171 PICtail/PICtail Plus daughter boards. The new modules are based on Roving Networks modules. The Microchip modules use a simple serial interface to connect with any PIC microcontroller. The RN-131 PICtail Daughter Board and RN-171 PICtail Daughter Board are available now. The RN-131 is priced at $44.95 each, and the RN-171 PICtail Daughter Board is priced at $39.95 each.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16F1512/13 8-bit eXtreme low Power (XLP) Enhanced Midrange Core PIC microcontrollers. The PIC16F1512 and PIC16F1513 are available now for sampling and volume production in 28-pin SSOP, SOIC, SPDIP and 4 x 4 x 0.5 mm UQFN packages. Prices start at $0.58 each in high-volume quantities. The general-purpose MCUs are ideal for appliance, medical, consumer and automotive applications.
Microchip Technology launched the PIC16F145X, PIC18F2X/4XK50 and PIC18F97J94 microcontrollers. The new MCU families consist of 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. The devices feature internal clock sources with the 0.25% clock accuracy necessary for USB communication, which saves up to $0.15 by eliminating the need for an external crystal. In addition, all three families are eXtreme Low Power compliant, with power consumption down to 35 µA/MHz Active and 20 nA in Sleep mode.
Microchip Technology introduced their Wi-Fi Comm Demo Board. The new product features a Microchip 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller and a low-power MRF24WB0MA agency-certified, IEEE 802.11, embedded Wi-Fi radio transceiver module. The demo board makes it easy to evaluate and integrate the combination of Microchip’s Wi-Fi solutions and 32-bit MCUs in one compact and cost-effective package. Microchip’s Wi-Fi Comm Demo Board is available now for $49.
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 their PIC12LF1840T48A single-chip devices. The PIC12LF1840T48A integrates an eXtreme Low Power (XLP), 8-bit PIC microcontroller with a sub-GHz RF transmitter. The Microchip PIC12LF1840T48A is optimized to run Microchip’s royalty-free KEELOQ advanced code-hopping technology. The new device family is available in a 14-pin TSSOP package. It is priced at $1.06 each in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available now. Volume production is expected in January.
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.