Microchip Adds New High-Density 8-bit Microcontrollers to the eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Family

Date
09/01/2010

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Microchip announces two new high-density 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) which combine XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power consumption with 128 KB Flash programme memory and 4KB RAM, providing designers with space to implement application-specific code.

The PIC18F47J13 is the industry's first 8-bit microcontroller to offer 128 KB Flash programme memory in a 28-pin package, whilst the 44-pin PIC18F47J53 provides full-speed USB 2.0 with Microchip's free USB stack. Both devices integrate mTouch™ technology for capacitive touch-sensing user interfaces as well as an on-chip 12-bit ADC which provides the accuracy required by advanced sensor, instrumentation and measurement applications By combining a new benchmark for high memory density in a 28-pin device, with sleep currents down to 9 nA and flexible wake-up sources, the PIC18F47J13 MCU extends battery life, while providing generous code space and a robust peripheral set. This helps designers to create more efficient battery-controlled applications such as security systems, irrigation systems, remote controls, video-game controllers, wireless sensor networks and portable medical devices. As a fully-compatible memory extension to the popular PIC18F46J50 USB family, the PIC18F47J53 allows designers to reduce costs and provide greater flexibility for end-users in consumer, medical and other portable devices. The free Microchip USB stack, with integrated smart-card library, enables remote field upgrades, downloads of usage data and remote connection to diagnostic equipment. The PIC18F47J13 MCU is supported by the PIC18 Explorer Board (part # DM183032, $99.99) and PIC18F47J13 Plug-In Module (part # MA180030, $25). The PIC18F47J53 Full-Speed USB Demo Board (part # MA180029, $45) can be used as a stand-alone development board or as a plug-in to the PIC18 Explorer Board (part # DM183032, $99.99). Package options for the PIC18F47J13 MCU are 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP, as well as 44-pin QFN and TQFP. The PIC18F27J53 MCU is available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP, and SSOP packages. The PIC18F47J53 MCU is available in 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages. For further information, visit http://www.microchip.com/get/FEL8

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