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Microchip MCUs target low-cost embedded apps

Posted: 19 Jun 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MCU  PIC32MX  microcontrollers 

Microchip Technology Inc. has released its new family of PIC32MX3/4 microcontrollers (MCUs) in 64/16KB, 256/64KB and 512/128KB Flash/Ram configurations. The released MCUs include comprehensive software and tools from Microchip that target designs in connectivity, graphics, digital audio and general-purpose embedded control.

The MCUs are an expansion to the PIC32MX3/4 series of high-performance 32bit microcontrollers. They offer higher RAM memory options and higher integration of peripherals at a lower cost, Microchip noted. The PIC32MX3/4 feature 28 x 10-bit ADCs and 5 UARTS, 105 DMIPS performance, serial peripherals, graphic-display, capacitive-touch, connectivity and digital audio support.

"More designs in the consumer, appliance, medical and industrial markets are requiring high-quality, low-cost audio, capacitive touch, and graphic display capabilities as well as USB support," said Sumit Mitra, vice president of Microchip's MCU32 division. "This newPIC32 MX3/4 family and our complete solutions enable application designers to add all these features, with faster and lower-cost development, while reducing risk."

The PIC32MX3/4 family is supported with a comprehensive set of tools and software. These include general software development tools, such as the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment and the MPLAB XC32 C/C++ compiler. Application-specific tools include the Microchip Graphics Display Designer X along with the Microchip Graphics Library, which provide a visual design tool that enables quick and easy creation of graphical user interface (GUI) screens for applications. These MCUs are also supported with a comprehensive set of protocol stacks from Microchip, including TCP/IP, USB Device and Host, Bluetooth, and WiFi. For applications in digital audio, Microchip provides software for tasks such as sample rate conversion (SRC), audio codecs including MP3 and AAC, as well as software for connecting smart phones and other personal electronic devices.

The PIC32MX3/4 family is supported by Microchip's PIC32 USB Starter Kit III (Part # 320003-3) and PIC32MX450 100-pin USB PIM (Part # MA320002-2) for the modular Explorer 16 development system.

The PIC32MX330F064X, PIC32MX350F128X, PIC32MX450F128X, PIC32MX350F256X, and PIC32MX450F256X, are available now. The PIC32MX430F064X is expected to be available in July 2013. The PIC32MX370F512X and PIC32MX470F512Xare expected to be available in September 2013. These MCUs are offered in 9 x 9 x 0.9mm, 64-pin QFN; 10 x 10 x 1mm 64-pin TQFP; 12 x 12 x 1mm / 14 x 14 x 1mm 100-pin TQFP; and 9 x 9 x 0.9mm, 124-pin VTLA packages and supplied in 10,000-unit quantities.

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