Chandler, Ariz. Microchip Technology Inc. says all members of its 6-pin PIC10F microcontroller family are now available in ultra-small 2 mm x 3 mm Dual Flat No-lead (DFN) packages for space-constrained applications. Additionally, three members of Microchip's 8-pin Baseline PIC microcontroller family are also available in a 2x3 DFN, providing additional I/O and functionality with the same footprint.
This 2x3 DFN packaging requires 30 percent less board space than the current SOT-23 and provides designers with a reduced height, which is often critical in handheld electronics. Additionally, these families provide ease of use and quick development via a simple and easy-to-learn instruction set, and inexpensive and simple tools.
Key features of the 6-pin PIC10F200/202/204/206/220/222 and 8-pin PIC12F508/509/510 microcontrollers include an 8-bit analog-to-digital converter, precision internal oscillator operating at up to 8 MHz, 256 to 1K instructions (x12-bit program words) of flash program memory, 16 bytes to 41 bytes of data RAM and in-circuit serial programming (ICSP) technology for programming after placement on a board.
The PIC10F and Baseline PIC microcontroller families are supported by Microchip's development tools, including the free MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software and all of Microchip's programmers. Additionally, the PICkit 2 Starter Kit (DV164120) makes it easy to get started with Microchip's low pin count microcontrollers for only $49.99.
In RoHS-compliant 2x3 DFN packages, the PIC10F and Baseline PIC microcontrollers are available now for general sampling at
sample.microchip.com. Volume production is available now for all six members of the PIC10F family, starting at $0.44 each in 10,000-unit quantities, while the Baseline PIC12F508/12F509/12F510 microcontrollers in 2x3 DFN are expected to be available for volume orders in the fourth quarter of 2006 at www.microchipdirect.com
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