Chandler, Ariz. Microchip Technology announced the eight-member PIC18F87J50 high-performance, 8-bit microcontroller family with an integrated and certified USB 2.0 full-speed, 12 Mbits/s transceiver. This USB microcontroller family also provides 12 MIPS performance at 3 V (up to 48 MHz operation) with ample I/O and a selection of analog and digital peripherals for embedded systems designers who require full-speed USB connectivity. The PIC18F87J50 family can perform as the sole controller in embedded applications.
It includes nW technology for low-power consumption in sleep mode, making the family suitable for battery-powered applications. These features, combined with up to 65 available I/O, 128 Kbytes of Flash program memory (4 Kbytes of RAM), which can be updated in circuit, and a rich peripheral set, including a 12-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a parallel master port for connection to external memory and displays, make this USB microcontroller family well-suited for embedded-control applications. Other features include five PWMs, two 8-bit timers and three 16-bit timers, two SPI/I2C serial ports, two UARTs and a parallel MASTER port for connection to external memory and displays.
Pricing: Begins at $2.98 each in 10,000-piece quantities
Data Sheet: PIC18F87J50 family
Microchip Technology, 480-792-7200, www.microchip.com