Chandler, Ariz.Microchip Technology Inc. has added to its PIC24H 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) family three devices that feature low pin counts with up to 32 Kbytes of flash program memory in packages as small as 6x6 mm.
According to Microchip, the 28- and 40-pin, 40 MIPS devices are a natural fit for low pin count 8-bit MCU applications that must migrate to achieve higher performance. They are also aimed at designers who see DSP functionality in their future and require a platform for seamless upgrades.
The PIC24HJ32 family also features Peripheral Pin Select, which allows designers to remap digital I/O to optimize board layout—enabling smaller boards, less noise and the use of a lower pin count MCU.
Other key features of the MCU family include an A/D converter with up to 13 channels, and user-selectable 10-bit or 12-bit mode; and one UART, SPI and I²C port.
The PIC24HJ32GP202 is available in 28-pin SDIP, SOIC and QFN packages. The PIC24HJ32GP204 and PIC24HJ16GP304 are both available in 44-pin TQFP and QFN packages.
The PIC24HJ32 family is supported by the free MPLAB IDE with its Visual Device Initializer component, which graphically assists designers in mapping pins and initializing code for the on-chip Peripheral Pin Select pin-mapping function.
Pricing: Starts at $2.29 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
Availability: General sampling and volume production.
Datasheet: click here.
Microchip Technology, 1-888-MCU-MCHP, www.microchip.com