The Industry’s Broadest MCU Offering There are over 800 8-bit PIC microcontrollers ranging from 6 to 100 pins and up to 128 KB Flash that are pin and code compatible across the portfolio. PIC microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology feature the world’s lowest active and sleep power consumption with flexible power modes and wake-up sources. The MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) supports all PIC microcontrollers with XC Compiler support and common development boards. Peripherals, Performance, and Price Points for any Application Peripheral integration is key with communication and control peripherals like SPI, I2C™, EUSART, PWM, ADC, DAC, op amps, as well as specialized peripherals for USB, LCD and Ethernet. In addition, Microchip offers Core Independent Peripherals that provide even higher levels of flexibility and integration than have never been possible in previous 8-bit microcontrollers. These new Core Independent Peripherals include Configurable Logic Cell (CLC), Complementary Output Generator (COG), Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO), Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) and Hardware CVD (Capacitive Voltage Divider). Customers have made PIC MCUs a worldwide standard, with over one million development systems shipped. PIC microcontrollers are quick and easy to design into a wide variety of applications and have a long history of dependable product delivery. 2 8-bit PIC® Microcontroller Solutions Scalability & Migration To provide customers a low-risk development environment, PIC microcontrollers offer seamless migration within the complete range of products. The 8-bit PIC microcontroller family is pin-compatible within a given pin count as well as code compatible between the architectures. Being able to migrate easily between various PIC MCUs allows flexibility to react to changing design requirements and feature enhancements. When you choose a Microchip solution, you maximize on the options for re-use in future product developments and preserve you investments in hardware, software and tools. Strength Through Design In an effort to meet the needs of embedded system designers, silicon manufacturers continue to increase functionality and performance while decreasing the physical size and cost. This provides a significant benefit to both the embedded system designer and end consumer. However, as the demand for sophisticated consumer and embedded products continues to expand, so does the challenge of properly designing such applications. As semiconductor technology continues to evolve to meet the demand for “smaller, faster and cheaper” solutions, the challenge to provide the key features and attributes needed for the latest embedded design grows. Microchip is committed to implementing technology advances that not only increase the performance and reduce the cost of the microcontroller, but do so without sacrificing key features such as: ■ 5V: As an 8-bit leader, we understand and will continue to support the need for 5V devices. ■ EEPROM: A key requirement for many embedded designs, cost-effective implementation is critical. ■ Analog Integration: A rich Analog offering available in a low-cost MCU is a must for many of today’s embedded designs. ■ High Voltage Variants: Allow for connection to an application that has high voltage rails without the need of an external regulator. ■ EMC: Designed to minimize susceptibility to EMI/EMC, providing the most electrically durable solutions in the industry. Overview Get Ready to See a New World of 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers PIC microcontrollers are finding their way into new applications like solar battery chargers, advanced medical devices and solid state lighting. Microchip provides solutions for the entire performance range of 8-bit microcontrollers, with easy-touse development tools, complete technical documentation, design-in and production support through a global sales and distribution network.
EETE MAY 2015
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