Additional memory options for PIC MCUs -

Additional memory options for PIC MCUs

The PIC32MX5/6/7 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology Inc. provide integrated Ethernet, CAN, USB and serial connectivity peripherals with cost-effective memory options.

Enhancements have been made to the existing PIC32 range to provide lower power consumption of 0.5 mA/MHz active current, higher flash memory endurance of 20k read/write cycles and better EEPROM emulation capability. By maintaining common pin outs, the PIC32 portfolio provides designers with a seamless migration path to achieve the correct balance of memory and cost for their high-performance applications.

The 80 MHz PIC32 microcontroller family have a performance of 1.56 DMIPS/MHz, and integrate Ethernet, CAN, USB and multiple serial communication channels. The family offers 32 Kbytes of RAM and up to 140 Kbytes of Flash.

A PIC32 Ethernet starter kit has been provided to ease Ethernet-based development, and the PIC32 USB starter tit II does the same for USB designs. Existing owners of the Explorer 16 development board can purchase a $25 plug-in module for development with the new PIC32 family.

All six members of the PIC32MX5/6/7 family are available today for sampling and volume production. All six are available in 100-pin TQFP 12x12mm, TQFP 14x14mm and BGA packages, as well as 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages.

10,000-unit pricing ranges from $3.71 each for the PIC32MX534F064H, up to $4.93 each for the PIC32MX764F128L.

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