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26th February 2008
Microchip Expands 32-bit PIC32 MCU Family With USB On-The-Go Functionality

Microchip has announced the addition of integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality to its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family. The PIC32 family brings more performance and memory to embedded designers while maintaining pin, peripheral and software compatibility with Microchip’s 16-bit microcontroller and DSC families. The maximum operating frequency for the PIC32 family has been increased to 80MHz, which further extends the performance re...

26th February 2008
Demonstration Board for capacitive touch-sensing applications

Microchip has announced the PICDEM Touch Sense 1 Demo Board (DM164125) for capacitive touch-sensing applications. The easy-to-use board comes with a PICkit Serial Analyzer and the royalty-free mTouch™ Sensing Solution Software Development Kit (SDK). Together, the board and supporting materials provide a complete platform for implementing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces using the highly integrated, cost-effective 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrol...

9th January 2008
Microchip Introduces Flash Data Memory to the Baseline PIC® Microcontroller Architecture

Microchip announces two new Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages. Now offering 64 bytes of non-volatile data memory, an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a Device Reset Timer (DRT), up to three channels of 8-bit Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), and up to two comparators - engineers using the low-cost Baseline PIC microcontrollers now have an increasingly diverse feature set to...

12th December 2007
Li-Ion / Li-Polymer Chargers with Auto Power-Source Selection

Microchip has introduced the MCP73837 and MCP73838 dual-input, high-current Li-Ion / Li-Polymer charge-management controllers with automatic USB or AC adapter power-source selection. Auto power-source selection from either a USB port or an AC adapter provides the user with increased flexibility for rechargeable battery applications.

Mixed Signal/Analog
23rd November 2007
12-bit DAC from Microchip has EEPROM in 6-pin SOT-23 Package

Microchip has announced the MCP4725 DAC, said to be the industry’s first DAC to combine 12-bit resolution, and an integrated EEPROM in a miniature, 6-pin SOT-23 package. The low-power, single-channel DAC has a buffered voltage output and is ideal for space-constrained and battery-powered applications found in a variety of markets.

20th November 2007
QVGA Graphics Solution for Cost-Sensitive Embedded Display Applications

Microchip has announced a QVGA Graphics Solution for implementing graphics display and control in cost-sensitive applications. The new, easy-to-use solution for PIC24 16-bit microcontrollers includes a free, highly optimized graphics library with source code; third-party library support; and the new Graphics PICtail Plus daughter board.

6th November 2007
Microchip claims new Standard for Integration and Migration With Compatible MPLAB Toolchain for New PIC32 MCUs

Microchip Technology has announced full MPLAB development tool availability to support today’s launch of the new PIC32 32-bit microcontroller family. The immediate availability of a broad and compatible suite of tools means that Microchip’s current customers can easily make the transition from 8- and 16-bit microcontroller development to 32-bit development. At the same time, designers new to Microchip will find a highly integrated 32-bit to...

6th November 2007
Microchip's PIC Microcontroller Line extended to 32 Bits

Microchip has announced the PIC32 family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), adding more performance and memory while maintaining pin, peripheral and development compatibility with Microchip’s 16-bit MCU/DSC families. The new PIC32 family is fully supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which now offers unprecedented compatibility by supporting Microchip’s complete portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit devices.

18th October 2007
Digital Potentiometers With SPI Interface

Microchip has announced the MCP4141/2 and MCP4241/2 non-volatile digital potentiometers. The new 7- and 8-bit devices have an SPI interface and are specified over an extended temperature range of -40 to +125 degrees Celsius. Unlike mechanical potentiometers, the MCP41XX/42XX devices can be controlled digitally, via an SPI interface. This can increase system accuracy, flexibility and manufacturing throughput, while decreasing manufacturing costs. ...

11th October 2007
Pulse-Width Modulator from Microchip

Microchip has announced the MCP1631 2.0 MHz, high-speed Pulse Width Modulator (PWM). The MCP1631 PWM provides a means to close the feedback loop in Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPSs) that use microcontrollers for general system intelligence and control. The integration of the SMPS input and output interfaces in the MCP1631, via its high-speed voltage comparator, battery-voltage and current-sense amplifiers, and its 1A MOSFET driver, enable design...

9th October 2007
Students to benefit from Wokingham-based Semiconductor Giant

A newly-refurbished laboratory was opened today at the University of Reading – thanks to a £40,000 investment from Microchip Technology Inc.

21st September 2007
Microchip Introduces 128-Kbit, 512-Kbit and the Industry’s Fastest 1-Mbit SPI Serial EEPROM

Microchip introduces the 25AA1024 and 25LC1024 - the fastest 1 Megabit serial EEPROM devices in the industry – along with the 25AA128, 25LC128, 25AA512 and 25LC512 128 Kbit and 512 Kbit devices. Microchip now provides SPI serial EEPROMs across a wide memory-density range (1 Kbit – 1 Mbit). All of the new devices are specified to operate over an extended temperature range (up to 125°C), and provide the performance for which Microchip’s ser...

20th September 2007
8-bit Microcontroller family features low power consumption

Microchip has announced eight new members of the PIC18F high-performance 8-bit microcontroller family that take advantage of Microchip’s latest process technology developments, offering lower power consumption, low cost and high-performance operation. The new devices’ low-power nanoWatt Technology features include power-managed modes, an operating voltage range of 1.8V to 3.6V and efficient on-chip peripherals.

20th September 2007
Microchip adds a touch sensing user interface to applications using PIC microcontrollers

Microchip has announced the mTouch solution to provide engineers with a free and easy method for adding a touch sensing user interface to applications using PIC microcontrollers. The software is available for free download from the Microchip Touch Sensing Design Center at and provides full access to the source code, so designers can modify the algorithms and easily integrate them with their own application in a single mic...

4th September 2007
Microchip announces first European MASTERs Conference

Microchip announces it is accepting registrations for its first ever European Microchip’s Annual Strategic Technical Exchange and Review (MASTERs) Conference, to be held in Munich from November 6th-8th 2007. MASTERs is an in-depth, bi-directional exchange of technical information between Microchip subject-matter experts and the Company’s technical partners, including consultants, customers, third parties, distributor FAEs and design houses. T...

7th August 2007
Microchip Launches Semiconductor Wiki

Microchip announces ICwiki (—a Web site that enables engineers to collaborate and share information related to semiconductor products, applications and best practices. Using Wiki technology, participants can change content on the site and participate in Web logging (“blogging”), voting and messaging. ICWiki is available in several different languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Po...

17th July 2007
16V 250 mA LDO from Microchip

Microchip has announced the MCP1703 Low Dropout Regulator (LDO)—a 250 mA LDO with low quiescent current of just 2μA and high input voltage of up to 16V. The new LDO features device- and circuit-protection capabilities including over-voltage protection and thermal shutdown. The MCP1703 also offers highly accurate output-voltage regulation, including +/- 2 percent over-temperature accuracy, helping to ensure smooth, reliable system operation...

3rd July 2007
Microchip Announces 500mA MOSFET Drivers in SOT-23 and 2x3mm DFN Packages

Microchip announces the MCP1401 and MCP1402 (MCP140X) single-output MOSFET drivers. The inverting MCP1401 and non-inverting MCP1402 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 0.5A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V – 18V. They have excellent latch-up immunity and are available in miniature, 2 x 3 mm DFN and 5-pin SOT-23 packages.

22nd June 2007
High-Performance 16-bit Microcontroller and DSC Families from Microchip

Microchip has announced two high-performance (40MIPS), low pin count (18- and 28-pin) 16-bit product families – the PIC24HJ12GP family of microcontrollers and the dsPIC33FJ12GP family of Digital Signal Controllers. Both families feature Peripheral Pin Select capability, which allows designers to re-map digital I/O – allowing designers to use smaller pin count devices, minimise board space, and optimise board layout to reduce noise.

13th June 2007
Online Lighting Applications Design Centre launched by Microchip

Microchip has announced an online Lighting Applications Design Centre at ( This site provides a wide range of technical tools and resources that designers can use to add intelligence to lighting designs — including information relating to Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers, dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), analog and memory products, as well as development tools.

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