Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that the 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) now operate from - 40°C to 105°C, enabling their use in a wide range of robust applications. Examples include applications in the communications, industrial , medical, automotive, appliance and renewable-energy market spaces, among others. The newly qualified V-Temp MCUs continue to provide the wide variety of features for which the PIC32 MCUs are known—including peripherals for connectivity, graphics, audio, touch sensing and industrial CAN—bringing the most capable and cost-effective solutions to these targeted markets.
Many applications in the aforementioned markets must operate at higher temperatures of up to 105°C. With their new, wider temperature-range qualification, designated as V-Temp, the PIC32 MCUs give designers the flexibility to add the features and functionality that will help differentiate their products in the marketplace, while maintaining the ability to operate under extreme temperatures. Further, the MCUs provide full access to up to 128 KB RAM for simultaneous use with the Ethernet, USB and CAN buffers; and the on-chip Ethernet, industrial CAN and USB modules have a built-in DMA interface to maximize data throughput.
“With industry-leading performance and now a wider temperature-range qualification, the PIC32 MCUs enable our customers to design applications that need higher temperature tolerance with an exceptional price/performance combination,” said Sumit Mitra, vice president of Microchip’s High-Performance Microcontroller Division.
Development Tool SupportTo evaluate the advanced features of the newly qualified PIC32 V-Temp MCUs, customers can use Microchip’s complete PIC32 MCU tool suite. This includes low-cost starter kits; full-featured development and expansion boards; PICtail™ daughter boards and Plug-In Modules; as well as debuggers, the MPLAB® IDE and MPLAB C compilers. More information is available at: http://www.microchip.com/get/PHKX. Packaging, Pricing & Availability The newly V-Temp qualified PIC32MX3/4/5/6/7 MCUs are available in 64-pin QFN and TQFP packages, as well as 121-pin TFBGA and 100-pin TQFP packages. Pricing for these MCUs starts at $3.10 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Additionally, the recently introduced PIC32 MX1/2 MCUs are also being extended to the V-Temp range, and are expected to be qualified in late CQ4 in 28-pin QFN, SOIC and SSOP packages, as well as 44-pin QFN, TQFP and TLA packages. Samples can be ordered today, at http://www.microchip.com/get/DLBW. Volume-production quantities can be purchased today, at microchipDIRECT ( http://www.microchip.com/get/T295). For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/D5N1. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners. About Microchip Technology Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, 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, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip Web site ( http://www.microchip.com/get/FBBT). Note: The Microchip name and logo, MPLAB, and PIC are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A., and other countries. PICtail is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in the U.S.A., and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. High-res Photo available through editorial contact or Flickr (feel free to publish): http://www.microchip.com/get/LFW2 Tags / Keywords: Microchip, MCHP, PIC32 , microcontroller, MCU, high temperature, wide temperature range, V Temp RSS Feed for Microchip Product News: http://www.microchip.com/get/3H7L
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