Microchip Technology Inc. has announced a 25% performance boost on its 32-bit PIC32MX1/MX2 microcontrollers (MCUs), increasing their speed to 50 MHz or 83 DMIPS.
The PIC32MX1/MX2 series includes Microchip’s smallest 32-bit MCUs, with sizes down to 5 mm x 5 mm and a 0.5 mm pitch, as well as the lowest-cost PIC32 MCUs. These devices include up to 128K Flash and 32K RAM, and integrate peripherals for touch-sensing, audio-processing and advanced-control applications. Specifically, integrated peripherals include a hardware module for adding mTouch capacitive-touch buttons or advanced sensors, an 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) interface for graphics or external memory, a 10-bit 1-Msps 13-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and serial communications peripherals. The MX2 series adds USB On-the-Go (OTG) capabilities.
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The PIC32MX1 and MX2 MCUs are targeted for low-cost applications in the consumer and automotive markets.
The PIC32MX1and PIC32MX2 MCUs are available now in 28-pin SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages; a 36-pin VTLA package; and 44-pin QFN, TQFP and VTLA packages. The series is available today for both sampling and volume production, starting at $1.74 each in 10,000-unit quantities.