The low-cost PIC24F KM family is the latest addition to Microchip Technology Inc.'s 16-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. The PIC24F family offers up to 16 KB Flash, 2 KB RAM, and 512B EEPROM, along with advanced analog integration, in low pin-count options for cost-sensitive automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
The PIC24F KM family provides a new level of integrated analog functionality, such as a 12-bit ADC with threshold detection, 8-bit DACs for analog control loops and precision comparator references, and op amps to assist in sensor amplifications. The new MCUs feature the new Multiple-output Capture Compare PWM Module (MCCP) and Single-output Capture Compare PWM Module (SCCP) peripherals, which include integrated timers and advanced PWM control to enable motor-control, power-supply and lighting applications. The MCCP and SCCP modules combine timers, input captures, output compare and PWM functions in a single time base for optimal flexibility. These modules include 16/32-bit timer support, and can operate from a high-speed clock for higher resolution due to their ability to operate asynchronously. They also allow for automatic operations during sleep mode, to optimize power consumption.
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