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 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 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 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 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 and Powercast introduced the Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. The kit features a 3-watt Powercaster transmitter power source, two P2110 Powerharvester receiver evaluation boards, two custom-designed wireless sensor boards, the XLP 16-bit Development Board pre-loaded with jointly developed application software, and an IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver. The included transmitter can wirelessly power sensor devices from more than 40 feet away. The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors is available now for $1250.
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.