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Emulation system supports development with Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers
Microchip has announced its MPLAB REAL ICE emulation system to support the development of applications that use Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers. The MPLAB REAL ICE offers low-cost, next-generation emulation support, including faster memory interfacing and longer distance, higher speed target connections.
Microchip Forms Specialist Medical Products Group
Microchip has announced the formation of its Medical Products Group to address the emerging challenges of the medical electronics market. Many companies in the medical sector have already realised the benefits of using Microchip’s semiconductors – which include small package sizes, low power consumption, and simple ways to add connectivity such as Ethernet, USB, ZigBee, IrDA and Controller Area Networking (CAN) to their products.
Online Design Centre for Power-Supply Applications
Microchip announces an online Intelligent Power-Supply Design Centre to provide the technical resources needed to design analogue power supplies, augment existing analogue power supply designs with inexpensive microcontrollers, or design Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) with full digital control of the power-conversion feedback loop. The site offers direct access to all of Microchip’s power-supply application notes, reference designs and other...
Microcontrollers With High-Speed 12-bit ADC
Microchip announces its four-member PIC18F4523 family and its first family of high-end 8-bit Flash microcontrollers to include an on-chip high-speed 12-bit Analogue-to-Digital Converter peripheral with up to 13 channels. In addition, this family includes nanoWatt Technology features, which provide design engineers with multiple options for effectively managing power consumption and extending battery life.
Single-Cell High Current Li-Ion / Li-Polymer Charge Management Controllers
Microchip has announced the MCP73833 and MCP73834 single-cell, high current (1A), Li-Ion/Li-Polymer linear charge-management controllers. These fully integrated devices combine several key charge-management and safety features in a single chip for reliable charging of high-capacity single-cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries.
8-bit Microcontrollers With Integrated Ethernet Peripheral Optimised for Embedded Applications
Microchip has announced a family of 8-bit microcontrollers with an integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet communications peripheral. The PIC18F97J60 family is optimized for embedded applications, and has an on-chip Medium Access Controller and Physical Layer Device.
1.5 Amp LDO from Microchip has many features
Microchip has announced a 1.5A LDO that incorporates shutdown, power good, programmable power good delay and bond-wire compensation on a single chip. The MCP1727 is a highly efficient, adjustable output, low-power LDO in small, thermally capable packages (8-pin SOIC or 3 mm x 3 mm DFN). The combination of high output current (1.5A) and low output voltage (down to 0.8V) makes the MCP1727 ideally suited for powering a variety of power supply ...
Microcontrollers with Flash and integrated EEPROM memory
Microchip has announced the PIC18F4685 family of 8-bit high-performance, low-power, 28- and 44-pin Controller Area Network microcontrollers with 80 or 96 Kbytes of Flash and integrated EEPROM memory. This is said to be the largest amount of program memory available on a PIC18 microcontroller with an onboard ECAN module for CAN connectivity.
New 2 x 3 mm DFN Package for Microchip's 6- and 8-pin Microcontrollers
Microchip has announced that all of its 6-pin PIC10F microcontroller family are now available in ultra-small 2 mm x 3 mm Dual Flat No-lead (DFN) packages for space-constrained applications. Three members of Microchip’s 8-pin Baseline PIC® microcontroller family are also available in a 2x3 DFN, providing additional I/O and functionality with the same footprint. The 2x3 DFN package requires 30 percent less board space than a SOT-23 package, at a...
Microchip Offers Unique Advanced Security Features On Its 16-Bit Microcontroller Family
Microchip has announced that its dsPIC ® digital signal controllers (DSCs) and PIC24H microcontrollers (MCUs) are the first 16-bit devices on the market with advanced memory security features that allow collaborative sharing of memory, interrupts and peripherals on a single chip, without compromising individual intellectual property (IP). This memory segmentation can eliminate the need to store programs on separate chips in a multi-party design.
Microchip Expands 20-pin PIC® Microcontroller Family
Microchip announces two new 20-pin PIC® microcontrollers to further strengthen its 8-bit portfolio. The PIC16F631 provides a cost-effective migration from 8- and 14-pin devices, while the PIC16F677 offers affordable hardware I2C™ & SPI capability.
30 MIPS Digital Signal Controller
Microchip's dsPIC Digital Signal Controller offers a performance of 30 MIPS, self-programming capable Flash memory, and industrial and extended temperature ranges. The dsPIC30F6015 features an advanced pulse-width modulation peripheral designed for power-conversion, motor-control and lighting applications, a 1-million samples per second (MSPS) 10-bit analogue-to-digital (A/D) converter, 144 Kbytes of Flash program memory and operation at full...
Digital Signal Controllers for Intelligent Power Supply Applications
Microchip has announced a new family of 16-bit Digital Signal Controllers for switch-mode power supply designs and other power-conversion applications such as power inverters and Uninterruptible Power Supplies.
Online simulation tool for power management applications
Microchip has announced a Web-based simulation tool for power-management applications. Known as the Mindi simulation tool, the new software enables designers to quickly generate detailed circuit diagrams and specify associated passive components for a variety of power-supply and battery-charger applications.
Full-Speed USB 2.0 PIC Microcontrollers from Microchip
Microchip has announced two Flash PIC® microcontrollers, the PIC18F2450 and PIC18F4450 - both with certified Full-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity for 12 megabits-per-second (Mbps) data-transfer rates, and 12 MIPS (48MHz) processing performance. Combined with a wide variety of on-chip peripherals, nanoWatt Technology power management, and self-programmable Flash memory, these features provide a complete solution for designers working with USB in indu...