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Microchip Expands PIC24 Lite Microcontroller Portfolio with Advanced Analog Integration and 5V Operation



  Microchip Expands PIC24 Lite Microcontroller Portfolio with Advanced Analog
  Integration and 5V Operation

New PIC24 Lite MCUs Feature On-Chip Op Amps, 8-bit DACs, 12-bit ADC, Flexible
 PWM Modules and eXtreme Low Power Technology for Cost-Sensitive Automotive,
                Consumer, Medical and Industrial Applications

Business Wire

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- March 26, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced
a new addition to its 16-bit PIC^® microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with the
low cost PIC24F “KM” family. This family offers up to 16 KB Flash, 2 KB RAM
and 512B EEPROM, along with advanced analog integration, in low pin-count
options for cost-sensitive automotive, consumer, medical and industrial
applications.

Watch a short video: http://www.microchip.com/get/99E7

The PIC24F “KM” family provides a new level of integrated analog functionality
such as a 12-bit ADC with threshold detection, 8-bit DACs for analog control
loops and precision comparator references, and op amps to assist in sensor
amplifications. The PIC24 “KM” MCUs are the first to feature the new
Multiple-output Capture Compare PWM Module (MCCP) and Single-output Capture
Compare PWM Module (SCCP) peripherals, which include integrated timers and
advanced PWM control to enable motor-control, power-supply and lighting
applications. The MCCP and SCCP modules combine timers, input captures, output
compare and PWM functions in a single time base for optimal flexibility. These
modules include 16/32-bit timer support, and can operate from a high-speed
clock for higher resolution due to their ability to operate asynchronously.
They also allow for automatic operations during sleep mode, to optimize power
consumption.

This is also the first PIC24 family to offer a Configurable Logic Cell (CLC)
for increased on-chip interconnection of peripherals. The CLC module helps in
creating custom real-time logic functions on-chip and is supported by the CLC
configuration tool, which helps in coding the circuit graphically instead of
in assembly or C, thereby saving time for the programmers.

In addition to advanced peripheral integration, the “KM” family includes
support for both 3V and 5V applications. Many customers prefer 3V operation
for portable, battery-operated applications, and the 3V “KM” products all
include eXtreme Low Power (XLP) for optimal battery life. Other customers
prefer 5V operation with the PIC24FV16KM product variants, for applications
where more dynamic range, noise immunity and robustness are the key factors.
The PIC24F “KM” with its extreme low power and advanced analog integration, is
an excellent solution for customers working on cost-sensitive applications,
such as flow meters, smoke detectors, stepper and BLDC motors, LED dimming,
battery charging, environmental sensors and portable disposable medical
products.

“Microchip continues to innovate with new flexible peripherals, to help
designers simplify their board designs and minimize system-level costs,” said
Joe Thomsen, director of Microchip’s MCU16 Product Division. “The new PWM
modules, CLC and highly-integrated analog signal chain on the KM family help a
wide variety of applications.”

Development Support

Customers wanting to get started on developing with the 3V PIC24F “KM” MCUs
can purchase the Microstick for the 3V PIC24F K-series (part # DM240013-1,
$34.95). Customers who want to develop with the 5V PIC24FV “KM” MCUs can
purchase the Microstick for 5V PIC24F K-series (part # DM240013-2, $29.95).
Both Microsticks are USB powered and include an integrated
debugger/programmer, so no external programmer is needed. They also include a
Device-Under-Test (DUT) socket for easy device swapping, and can be plugged
into a prototyping board. These Microsticks are supported by Microchip’s free
MPLAB^® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and are compatible with
all 3V and 5V PIC24F K-series MCUs in 28-pin SPDIP packages. The Microstick
for 5V PIC24F K-Series (DM240013-2) is available for the promotional
introductory price of $19.99.

Pricing & Availability

The PIC24F “KM” MCUs operate from 1.8 to 3.6V, while PIC24FV “KM” versions
operate from 2 to 5.5V. The PIC24F(V)16KM204, PIC24F(V)08KM204 and
PICF(V)16KM104 are offered in 44-pin TQFP and QFN packages, as well as 48-pin
UQFN packages. The PIC24F(V)16KM202, PIC24F(V)08KM202, PIC24F(V)16KM102 and
PIC24F(V)08KM102 are available in 28-pin SOIC, SSOP, SPDIP and QFN packages.
The PIC24F(V)08KM101 is offered in 20-pin SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages. All
of these new MCUs are available today for sampling and volume production,
starting at $1.77 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or
authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at
http://www.microchip.com/get/B7SP. To purchase products mentioned in this
press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized
distribution partners.

Resources

Watch a short video on these new MCUs (feel free to embed/post):
http://www.microchip.com/get/99E7

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About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered
in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along
with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the
Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/HCDM.

Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, and MPLAB are registered trademarks of
Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A., and other countries. All
other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective
companies.

Tags / Keywords: PIC, Microcontroller, MCU, eXtreme Low Power, low power, XLP

Contact:

Microchip Technology Inc.
Editorial Contact:
Terri Thorson, 480-792-4386
terri.thorson@microchip.com
or
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http://www.microchip.com/get/B7SP
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