Microchip Expands 32-bit PIC32 MCU Family With USB On-The-Go Functionality

26th February 2008
ES Admin
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 reach of the new 32-Bit PIC32 microcontroller family. To further ease migration and protect tool investments, Microchip’s is the only complete portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit devices to be supported by a single Integrated Development Environment - the free MPLAB IDE.
Some USB products, such as PCs, operate only in a host role, whereas others - for example, USB Flash drives - operate only as devices. Products with OTG functionality can operate in either role - even auto-negotiating which will be the USB host or device when encountering another OTG product. The new PIC32 microcontrollers with integrated USB OTG provide designers with the flexibility to add all three modes of USB operation to their products. The new MCUs also include the USB OTG PHY, enabling even lower costs and smaller PCB real estate.

All PIC32 family products are supported by Microchip’s world-class development tools, including the MPLAB Development Environment, the MPLAB C32 C compiler, the MPLAB REAL ICE™ emulation system, the MPLAB ICD 2 in-circuit debugger, and the MPLAB PM3 universal device programmer. Microchip also provides free source code for USB software stacks and class drivers to enable designers to get a head start on the development of their USB applications.

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