Microchip Expands 8-bit PIC® Microcontroller Portfolio With New 20-pin Family
Microchip Technology Inc today announced an expansion of its existing 28-/40-pin PIC16F72X microcontroller (MCU) family with two new 20-pin devices—the PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721. The new MCUs feature low power consumption, making them suitable for various low-power and battery-powered applications. These MCUs offer up to 7 KB of self-write Flash program memory, a temperature-indicator module, an 8-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), a capture/compare PWM module, and various serial communication peripherals, such as I2C™, SPI and AUSART. The highly-integrated MCUs enable engineers to reduce board size, component count and overall cost for a variety of applications in the appliance (e.g. blenders, refrigerators, dishwashers); consumer/home electronic (e.g. TV remote controls, toys, phones, set-top boxes); industrial (e.g. digital water heaters, security systems, humidity sensors); and automotive (remote lock systems, power seats, level sensors, lighting control) markets, among others.The
“The PIC16F(LF)720/1 family provides customers with a general-purpose platform for developing cost-sensitive applications,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s Security, Microcontroller & Technology Development Division. “The addition of smaller pin-count options, self-write program memory and temperature indicator module further expands this family into even lower-cost applications.”
Microchip’s complete suite of standard development tools can be used with the PIC16F(LF)720/1 MCUs, including the user-friendly and free MPLAB® IDE; HI-TECH C® Compiler for PIC16 MCUs, PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer, MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger, and the MPLAB PM3 Universal Device Programmer. More information on Microchip development tools is available at http://www.microchip.com/get/CJCU.
Packaging & Availability
The PIC16F(LF)720/1 MCUs are available in a 20-pin, 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package, as well as 20-pin PDIP, SOIC and SSOP packages. Samples can be ordered today at http://www.microchip.com/get/FQ4V. Volume-production quantities can be ordered today at microchipDIRECT (http://www.microchip.com/get/M5T0). For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/JWCJ. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.
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