BROWSE BY TECHNOLOGY



RTC SUPPLEMENTS


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

32-bit PIC Microcontroller Portfolio with Additional Memory Options

  • Page 1 of 1
    Bookmark and Share

A new, six-member family of 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontrollers from Microchip Technology provides the same integrated Ethernet, CAN, USB and serial connectivity peripherals with new, more cost-effective memory options. Additionally, design enhancements have been made that provide lower power consumption of 0.5 mA/MHz active current, higher flash memory endurance of 20k read/write cycles and better EEPROM emulation capability. And, by maintaining common pin outs, the PIC32 portfolio provides designers with a seamless migration path to achieve the correct balance of memory and cost for their high-performance applications.

Embedded designers are constantly looking for ways to lower their costs without sacrificing performance or functionality. Microchip’s newest 80 MHz PIC32 microcontroller family meets these needs by maintaining best-in-class performance of 1.56 DMIPS/MHz, and integrating Ethernet, CAN, USB and multiple serial communication channels, while offering more cost-effective memory options that start at $3.71 each in 10,000 unit quantities. Specifically, the family offers 32 Kbytes of RAM and up to 140 Kbytes of flash.

Example applications for this new PIC32 family include: Communications (point-of-sale terminals, Web servers, multi-protocol bridges); Industrial/Medical (automation controllers, medical devices, security monitoring); Consumer/Appliance (audio, MP3 decoders, displays, small appliances, fitness equipment); Automotive (aftermarket, car alarms, GPS).

The PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit was designed to enable easy Ethernet-based development, and the PIC32 USB Starter Kit II does the same for USB designs. Owners of the Explorer 16 Development Board  can purchase a $25 plug-in module for development with this new PIC32 family. 10,000 unit pricing ranges from $3.71 each for the PIC32MX534F064H, up to $4.93 each for the PIC32MX764F128L. 

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ. (888) 624-7435. [www.microchip.com].