Chandler, Ariz.Microchip Technology Inc. announced its first two baseline 8-bit flash PIC microcontrollers (MCU) with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages.
Through the integration of FDM and analog functionality onto its Baseline 8- and 14-pin MCUs, Microchip's PIC12F519 (8-pin) and PIC16F526 (14-pin) provide a cost-effective option for many design engineers to store configuration and calibration data, counters or small look-up tables without external non-volatile memory. Additionally, designers can replace discrete analog components with the digital intelligence and reprogrammability of an MCU.
Other features of the PIC12F519 and PIC16F526 include 64 bytes of non-volatile FDM; 1K instructions (x12-bit program words) of flash program memory; 41 bytes to 67 bytes of data RAM memory; up to two comparators; up to 3 channels of 8-bit ADC; and 1.125 ms DRT.
They also include a precision internal oscillator, operating at up to 8 MHz, and offer low power with a sleep current of 100-nA.
The PIC12F519 is offered in 8-pin PDIP, MSOP, SOIC and 2x3 mm DFN package options, while the PIC16F526 is offered in 14-pin PDIP, SOIC and TSSOP package options.
Pricing: In 10,000-unit quantities, the PIC12F519 is $0.56 each, and the PIC16F526 is $0.64 each.
Datasheets: PIC12F519 and PIC16F526.
Microchip Technology Inc., 1-888-MCU-MCHP , www.microchip.com