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PIC24 MCUs with eXtreme Low Power 16-bit Embedded Control Solutions 5 eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology Energy conservation is becoming essential for the growing number of electronic applications. Products with Microchip’s XLP technology offer the industry’s lowest sleep currents, where most applications spend 90–99% of their time. These devices are ideal for a variety of applications including portable medical devices, wearables/fitness monitors, remote controls, wireless sensors, asset tracking, thermostats, energy monitoring, security systems and IoT sensor nodes. ■ Low sleep currents with fl exible wake-up sources • Sleep current down to 9 nA • Brown-Out Reset (BOR) down to 45 nA • Real-time clock down to 400 nA ■ Battery-friendly features • Enable battery lifetime greater than 20 years • Low-power supervisors for safe operation (BOR, WDT) ■ VBAT battery back-up • Automatic switch-over upon loss of VDD • Maintains Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) and two user registers • Powered separately from 1.8–3.6V source (coin cell) ■ Effi cient instruction set; 90% single-cycle instruction • Active mode currents as low as 150 μA/MHz 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 you to select the target device, battery type, the application’s operating conditions (such as voltage and temperature) and model the active and powerdown times for their application. The tool comes preloaded with specifications of Microchip’s PIC® microcontrollers featuring nanoWatt XLP technology and commonly used batteries in embedded applications. Development Tools 16-bit XLP Development Board (DM240311) This board is designed as true platform for low-power development with flexible power sources including AAA, CR2032, energy harvesting, USB or 9V power supply. It includes current measurement terminals and ships with PIC24F16KA102 and can be used with other 28-pin XLP devices. LCD Explorer Development Board (DM240314) This board showcases the PIC24FJ128GA310 family with segmented LCD driver. The board operates from two AAA batteries and includes circuitry for VBAT battery back-up from a coin cell battery. MPLAB® Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent Integrated Analog (DM240015) Featuring the PIC24FJ128GC010 family, this kit is ideal for designing low-power sensor networks. It includes on-board sensors for light, temperature and touch. The analog header makes it easy to add your custom sensors for a complete prototype. MPLAB REAL ICETM In-Circuit Emulator Power Monitor (AC244008) This add-on board enables 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. Application Notes ■ AN1861: Bluetooth Smart Communication Using Microchip’s RN4020 Module and 16-bit PIC MCU ■ AN1556: Blood Pressure Meter Design Using Microchip’s PIC24F Microcontroller and Analog Devices ■ 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 Featured XLP Products Product Flash (KB) Pin Count Sleep (nA) Deep Sleep (nA) WDT (nA) 32 kHz SOSC/RTCC (nA) Active μA/MHz Features PIC24F16KL402 4–16 14/20/28 30 – 210 690 150 MSSP PIC24FJ64GB004 32–64 28/44 200 20 200 500 250 USB PIC24FJ128GB204 64–128 28/44 380 18 240 300 178 Crypto, USB, VBAT PIC24FJ128GA310 64–128 64/100 330 10 270 400 150 LCD, VBAT PIC24FJ128GC010 64–128 64/100 330 10 270 400 150 Adv. Analog, LCD, USB, VBAT www.microchip.com/xlp


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