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PIC24 with eXtreme Low Power 16-bit eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Products Energy conservation is becoming essential for the growing number of IoT and battery-powered applications. Many require low power and, in extreme cases, need to be able to run for up to 15–20 years from a single battery. Products with Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology offer the industry’s lowest currents for sleep, where most applications spend 90–99% of their time. These devices are ideal for a variety of applications including portable medical devices, thermostats, energy monitoring, wireless sensors, energy harvesting and security. ■ eXtreme Low Power (XLP)—the benchmark in low power •    Down to 10 nA in Deep Sleep •    As low as 400 nA with RTCC active ■ Fast wake-up from Deep Sleep •    Minimizes CPU run time •    Flexible wake-up sources ■ Effi cient instruction set; 90% single-cycle instruction •    Active mode currents as low as 150 μA/MHz •    CoreMark/MHz of 1.88 Software and Application Notes XLP Battery Life Estimator The XLP Battery Life Estimator is a free software utility to aid you in developing low-power applications. The tool estimates average current consumption and battery life. The utility allows users to select the target device, battery type, the application’s operating conditions (such as voltage and temperature) and model the active and power-down times for their application. The tool comes pre-loaded with specifications of Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers featuring nanoWatt XLP technology and commonly used batteries in embedded applications. App Notes ■ AN1416: Low Power Design Guide: A single source for low power consumption from the viewpoint of the MCU ■ AN1267: nanoWatt XLP Technology: An Introduction to Microchip’s Low-Power Devices 6 16-bit Embedded Control Solutions Development Tools nanoWatt XLP 16-bit Development Board (DM240311) The XLP 16-bit Development Board is designed with eXtreme Low Power in mind. Designed as a true platform for lowpower development, it enables designs with sleep currents as low as 10 nA. The board is suitable for prototyping many lowpower applications including RF sensors, data loggers, temperature sensors, electronic door locks, metering sensors, remote controls, security sensors, smart cards and energy harvesting. The PICtail™ interface supports Microchip’s extensive line of daughter cards for easy evaluation of your next low-power application. MPLAB REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator Power Monitor (AC244008) This add-on board fills the need for low-power monitoring and debugging. Breakpoints indicate when current exceeds a specified threshold and provides a graph of current, voltage and time versus code execution. It also uses time-stamping with 100 ns resolution to find large current codes. Battery Life nanoWatt XLP vs. Competition (RTCC on, Run 1 ms/min., CR2032 Lithium Button Cell Battery) PIC24F16KA102 Competitor T Competitor A 20 Years PIC24F16KA102 Competitor T Competitor A 500 days 800 days Featured XLP Products PIC® MCU with XLP Technology Flash (KB) Pins Sleep (nA) Deep Sleep (nA) WDT (nA) 32 kHz SOSC/RTCC (nA) μA/MHz PIC24F16KL402 4–16 14/20/28 30 – 210 690 150 PIC24FJ64GB004 32–64 28/44 200 20 200 500 250 PIC24FJ128GA310 64–128 64/100 330 10 270 400 150 PIC24FJ128GC010 64–128 64/100 330 10 270 400 180 www.microchip.com/xlp


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