Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its enhanced core 16-bit dsPIC33 and PIC24 “E” Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller (MCU) families
to include on-chip op amps and Microchip’s Charge Time Measurement Unit
peripheral (CTMU), enabling advanced features in user-interface,
intelligent-sensing, general-purpose, and motor-control applications at a low cost. The new devices are pin-compatible with existing 16-bit
dsPIC33 and PIC24 products for easy migration, and are available in
multiple package options, including the new, ultra small 5 mm x 5 mm
36-pin VTLA package.
With 70 MIPS of DSP performance and a 6-channel Pulse Width
Modulation (PWM) peripheral, the dsPIC33 and PIC24 “E” devices provide
advanced motor control and high-speed application execution. This
results in more efficient, smaller and lower-cost designs, as a single
DSC or MCU can be used to control the entire system. The on-chip op
amps can be used in a variety of sensing applications where signal
conditioning is needed, and reduce the need for external components,
helping to reduce overall design cost and size. The CTMU peripheral,
used in mTouch
capacitive touch-sensing, simplifies the addition of innovative and
reliable user interfaces, including keypads, buttons and sliders.
Pricing & Availability
The dsPIC33EP64MC50X DSC is available in
28-pin SOIC, SPDIP, SSOP and QFN packages. The dsPIC33EP64MC20X DSC is
available in 44-pin VTLA, TQFP and QFN packages. The PIC24EP64MC20X MCU
is available in 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. Pricing starts at $1.58
each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples
of these devices are available at http://www.microchip.com/get/B1GP
. Volume-production quantities of these devices can be purchased at http://www.microchip.com/get/7WF0
The dsPIC33EP64GP50X DSC and PIC24EP64GP20X MCU are available for
limited sampling in a 36-pin VTLA package, today. Pricing for these
devices will also start at $2.34 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative
or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/N8VX. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.