Microchip announces two new families of 16-bit PIC24F microcontrollers (MCUs) - one with USB functionality and one for general-purpose applications - both of which feature nanoWatt XLP extreme low power technology, small packages and mTouch capacitive touch sensing. The USB family provides for Peripheral, Embedded Host and On-the-Go (OTG) implementations. Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP technology provides the world’s lowest sleep currents, with current consumption down to 20nA in Deep Sleep mode, resulting in the lowest power consumption of any MCU with USB OTG -10 times lower than USB MCUs from other ultra-low-power manufacturers.
The PIC24FJ64GA104 general-purpose family features nanoWatt XLP technology, 16 MIPS performance, 32 or 64 Kbytes of Flash, 8 Kbytes of RAM, a capacitive touch sensing peripheral, Real Time Clock and Calendar (RTCC), a 10-bit A/D, and the ability to reconfigure digital I/O pins via Peripheral Pin Select. The PIC24FJ64GB004 family builds on these features with the world’s easiest-to-use and most complete Full-Speed USB 2.0 Peripheral, Embedded Host and OTG solution. Both families are available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC and PDIP packages, and 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages
Applications span the industrial, commercial, medical and automotive markets, including remote controls, meters, monitors, timers and sensors. An Explorer 16 Development Board PIM (plug-in module) is available for $25 for each of the new MCU families and a USB PICtailTM Plus Daughter Board costing $60 is available to enable USB development with the PIC24FJ64GB004 family, using the Microchip Explorer 16 board.
David Wright, Microchip Technology.
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