This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Microchip’s New 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers Combine High Integration, Low Power And A Highly Efficient Method To Implement Touch Sensing

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its 8-bit eXtreme low Power (XLP) Enhanced Midrange Core PIC ® microcontrollers (MCUs), with the new PIC16F1512/13 devices.

These new 28-pin MCUs offer a combination of advanced digital and analog peripherals, along with XLP for the extended battery life that many applications require. These features make the general-purpose PIC16F1512/13 MCUs ideal for a broad range of applications in the appliance, medical, consumer and automotive markets, among many others. Along with industry-leading active current down to 30 µA/MHz and sleep current down to 20 nA, these MCUs integrate a 17x10-bit ADC, EUSART, I 2C™/SPI, 2x Capture Compare PWMs, 7 KB Flash and 256B RAM.

Compared to other members of the PIC16F151X family, these two new devices deliver increased analog capability, including a 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) with hardware Capacitive Voltage Divider (CVD) support for mTouch™ capacitive touch sensing implementation. The additional control logic enables automated touch sampling, which reduces software size and lowers CPU usage. It also provides an automatic control of guard-ring drive and a programmable sample-and-hold capacitance to better match larger touch or proximity sensors.

“The new PIC16F1512/13 devices support a wide range of applications that require best-in-industry low-power modes, with the added ability to reduce software overhead and improve performance when touch sensing is required,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s MCU8 Division.”

Development Support

The PIC16F1512/13 MCUs are supported by Microchip’s full suite of standard development tools, including the free MPLAB ® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the MPLAB PM3 Universal Device Programmer (part # DV007004, $895.00), and the PICkit™ 3 (part # PG164130, $44.95) and MPLAB ICD 3 (part # DV164035, $189.99) debuggers/programmers. The PIC16F15XX MCUs are also supported by Microchip’s F1 Evaluation tools, including the F1 Evaluation Platform (part # DM164130-1, $39.99) and the F1 Evaluation Kit, which includes the PICkit 3 (part #DV164132, $69.99). Additionally, the MPLAB XC8 Compiler for 8-bit PIC MCUs is available. All of these tools can be ordered today, at http://www.microchip.com/get/NTJN.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability

The PIC16F1512 and PIC16F1513 MCUs are both available today for sampling and volume production in 28-pin SSOP, SOIC, SPDIP and 4 x 4 x 0.5 mm UQFN packages. Pricing starts at $0.58 each in high-volume 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/6WVQ . To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.

Resources

High-res Photo & Block Diagram Available Through Flickr or Editorial Contact (feel free to publish):

Video Available Through YouTube or Editorial Contact (feel free to post): http://www.microchip.com/get/B738

Follow Microchip:

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 website at http://www.microchip.com/get/E7A4.

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

Tags / Keywords: Capacitive Touch, Hardware CVD , Enhanced Midrange , Low Cost , Low Power , Microcontroller , Touch Sensing , XLP

Copyright Business Wire 2010

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,678.23 -40.31 -0.23%
S&P 500 2,056.15 -4.90 -0.24%
NASDAQ 4,863.3620 -13.1570 -0.27%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs