Microchip announced an expansion to the PIC16F75X family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring intelligent analog and core-independent peripherals, making them ideal for general-purpose applications, as well as power supplies, battery charging, LED lighting, power management and power control/smart energy applications.
The new PIC16F753 MCU builds on the success of the popular PIC12F752. The PIC16F753 offers all the key features of the PIC12F752, such as the integrated Complementary Output Generator (COG) peripheral that provides non-overlapping, complementary waveforms for inputs such as comparators and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) peripherals, while enabling dead-band control, auto shutdown, auto reset, phase control and blanking control.
Additionally, the PIC16F753 offers an Op Amp with 3 MHz of Gain Bandwidth Product (GBWP), and a slope compensation circuit to help in Switch Mode Power Supply applications. The new MCU features 3.5 KB of self read-write program memory, 128B of RAM, an on-chip 10-bit ADC, 9-bit DAC, Capture Compare PWM modules, high-performance comparators, and two 50 mA-capable I/Os, enabling engineers to increase overall system capabilities and reduce costs.
With increased intelligent analog capabilities, the PIC16F753 helps boost system performance and efficiency while reducing system costs, especially for newer LED-lighting and smart-energy applications. With its numerous on-chip general-purpose and specialized peripherals, including the integrated COG, high performance comparators and 50 mA outputs for direct FET drive, the PIC16F753 MCU meets the needs of various applications.
Additionally, the 8-channel, 10-bit ADC can be used to implement various sensors and mTouch sensing applications, including capacitive touch.
Pricing, packaging, and availability Starting at $0.60 each in 10,000-unit quantities, the PIC16F753 is available now for sampling in a 16-pin 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package, as well as 14-pin PDIP, SOIC and TSSOP packages. The PIC16F753 is also available in a High Voltage (HV) variant for all packages. Volume production is expected in July.
Development support The PIC16F753 is supported by Microchip’s standard suite of world-class development tools, including the PICDEM Lab Development Kit (part # DM163045, $134.99), the PICkit 3 (part # PG164130, $44.95) and the PICkit Low-Pin Count Demo Board (part # DM164130-9, $25.99). A free reference design for a high-power LED flashlight is available for this product.
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I really can't get too excited about these Pic parts.
I have been using Cypress PSOC1s for quite a while now. These parts have programmable digital and analog built in. They have switched cap filters and I have been able to down-convert Low Freq RF directly with just a handful of passives. PSOC designer is a beautiful design environment. You can edit a schematic of the digital and analog parts of the chip and click a tab and be working on code. The design environment lets you pull up data sheets on modules that you have placed in your schematic.
The newer families have more advanced processors and more sophisticated blocks.
I think Cypress has had some really winning parts for awhile but just can't seem to get any traction.
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