Chandler, Ariz.Microchip Technology Inc. announced the addition of integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality to its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU) family.
The PIC32 MCUs with integrated USB OTG provide embedded designers with the flexibility to add all three modes of USB operation to their products. Additionally, these PIC32 MCUs include a USB OTG PHY, enabling lower BOM costs and smaller PCB real estate, Microchip said.
The maximum operating frequency for the entire PIC32 family has been increased to 80 MHz. To further ease migration and protect tool investments, Microchip's complete portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit devices are supported by a single Integrated Development Environmentthe free MPLAB IDE. The PIC32 family maintains pin, peripheral and software compatibility with Microchip's 16-bit MCU and DSC families.
The PIC32 family of MCUs is targeted at a wide variety of embedded applications, including the following examples: industrial, medical, automotive, communication, appliance and consumer.
All PIC32 family products are supported by Microchip's development tools, including the MPLAB IDE, the MPLAB C32 C compiler, the MPLAB REAL ICE emulation system, the MPLAB ICD 2 in-circuit debugger, and the MPLAB PM3 universal device programmer. Microchip also provides free source code for USB software stacks and class drivers to enable designers to get a head start on the development of their USB applications.
Microchip's free USB Host Stack, Device Stack, and Class Drivers (HID, MSD, CDC, Custom) are available at www.microchip.com/PIC32. The free USB OTG Stack is currently in beta, with full release scheduled for the second quarter.
Pricing: The four PIC32 family members with USB OTG have flash program memory sizes from 128 Kbytes to 512 Kbytes in 64- or 100-pin TQFP packages, with prices starting at $4.65 each for the 128 KB flash 100-pin PIC32MX440F128L, in 10,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Sampling; volume production is expected in the second quarter of 2008.
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Microchip Technology Inc., www.microchip.com