Microchip has released two 8-bit microcontrollers which combine XLP technology for extreme low power consumption with 128-KB flash programme memory and 4-KB RAM, providing designers with space to implement application-specific code.
The PIC18F47J13 provides 128-KB flash programme memory in a 28-pin package, whilst the 44-pin PIC18F47J53 provides full-speed USB 2.0 with Microchip’s free USB stack. Both devices integrate mTouch technology for capacitive touch-sensing user interfaces as well as an on-chip 12-bit ADC which provides the accuracy required by advanced sensor, instrumentation and measurement applications
With sleep currents down to 9 nA and flexible wake-up sources, the PIC18F47J13 MCU extends battery life, while providing code space and a peripheral set that helps designers create more efficient
battery-controlled applications such as security systems, irrigation systems, remote controls, video-game controllers, wireless sensor networks and portable medical devices.
As a fully-compatible memory extension to the PIC18F46J50 USB family, the PIC18F47J53's free Microchip USB stack, with integrated smart-card library, enables remote field upgrades, downloads of usage data and remote connection to diagnostic equipment.
The MCU is supported by the PIC18 explorer board and PIC18F47J13 plug-in module. A full-speed USB demo board can be used as a stand-alone development board or as a plug-in to the PIC18 explorer board.
Package options for the PIC18F47J13 MCU are 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP, as well as 44-pin QFN and TQFP. The PIC18F27J53 MCU is available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP, and SSOP packages. The PIC18F47J53 MCU is available in 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages.