Microchip Technology Inc. announced the addition of a new low-cost PIC32 microcontroller with integrated USB
2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality and seven general-purpose PIC32 devices in volume production.
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/pic32libraries. The free USB OTG Stack is currently in beta evaluation, with full release scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.
Complete tool chains are available from Ashling, Green Hills, Hi-Tech and Lauterbach, including C and C++ compilers, IDEs and debuggers. RTOS support is available from CMX, Express Logic, FreeRTOS, Micrium, Segger and Pumpkin. Graphics tools providers include EasyGUI, Segger, RamTeX and Micrium. A full list of third-party support for the PIC32 family can be found at www.microchip.com/PIC32.
For additional information, visit www.microchipdirect.com.