Microchip Technology introduced the PIC18F47J53 USB microcontroller (MCU). The PIC18F47J53 MCU features XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power Consumption, up to 128 KB Flash program memory and 4 KB RAM, full-speed USB 2.0 capability, integrated mTouch sensing capability, multiple PWMs, timers, and SPI channels with DMA. The PIC18F47J53 microcontroller is available in 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages. Pricing starts at $2.31 each (10,000-unit quantities). The Microchip USB MCU is ideal for portable consumer devices, medical devices, and other applications that require low power consumption and USB connectivity.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC18F47J13 8-bit microcontroller (MCU). The PIC18F47J13 MCU features 128 KB Flash program memory, XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power consumption, and mTouch capability for implementing capacitive touch sensing user interfaces. Microchip PIC18F47J13 also includes an on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) advanced sensor, instrumentation and measurement applications. Package options for the PIC18F47J13 microcontroller include 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages, as well as 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages. Pricing starts at $2.11 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The PIC18F47J13 microcontroller is ideal for security systems, irrigation systems, remote controls, video-game controllers, wireless sensor networks and portable medical devices.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC18F K90 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The PIC18F87K90 MCUs are ideal for home-automation (thermostats, security systems, in-home displays), appliance (coffee makers, ranges, refrigerators), industrial (electronic door locks, metering, HVAC controls), medical (pulse oximeters, glucometers, digital thermometers, portable health-monitoring devices), and automotive (alarm systems, keyless entry, dashboard and center-stack displays) applications. The PIC18F K90 MCUs are available in 64- and 80-pin TQFP and 64-pin QFN packages, with prices starting at $2.42 each in 10,000 unit quantities. Samples and volume-production quantities are available now.
Microchip Technology launched the PIC18F K22 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC18F K22 MCUs feature operation from 1.8 to 5.5V, several communication channels, 8 to 128 KB Flash memory, peripherals for mTouch capacitive touch-sensing applications, a 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), multiple PWMs, and additional timers. All of the new MCUs feature nanoWatt XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power operation, with industry-leading sleep currents down to 20 nA.
AVIX-RT introduced version 3.5 of the AVIX RTOS. The latest version of the AVIX real-time operating system helps engineers take advantage of the energy saving capabilities of the applied microcontroller. AVIX RTOS v3.5 is available for all 16 and 32 bit Microchip Microcontrollers and can be downloaded in a free demo distribution. AVIX is accompanied by a comprehensive user manual and a utility to monitor the status of the AVIX based application from within the Microchip MPLAB development environment.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 [PIC16(L)F1826/7] general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with Enhanced Mid-range core. The PIC16(L)F1826/7 devices are both available in 18-pin PDIP and SOIC packages; a 20-pin SSOP package; and 28-pin 6 mm x 6 mm QFN and 4 mm x 4 mm µQFN packages. The PIC16(L)F1826 are priced at $0.92 each in 10,000-unit quantities, and the PIC16(L)F1827 at $0.99 each in 10,000-unit quantities, for all package options.