Microchip Expands CAN Microcontroller Line With Cost-Effective 8-bit PIC® MCUs Featuring 5.5V Operation, eXtreme Low Power



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Microchip announces the PIC18F "K80" 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8 to 5.5V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for the industry's lowest sleep current consumption of less than 20nA. The new MCUs also feature an on-chip 12-bit Analogue-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and a peripheral which enables mTouch™ capacitive touch-sensing user interfaces. The new MCUs are ideal for automotive applications, such as body control modules, lighting,door/seat/steering/window and HVAC controls; building automation applications such as elevators and escalators, lighting, sensors and air conditioning controls; as well as industrial applications including security systems, alarm controls and remote monitors. The PIC18F K80 family has been developed for designers who need to add cost-effective CAN communication to their applications combined with extremely low power in sleep and active modes, and robust operation up to 5.5V. The new MCUs also offer a migration path for Microchip's popular PIC18F4680 CAN family. For automotive and industrial applications, the PIC18F K80 CAN MCUs enable smaller, more cost-effective and robust control using the integrated CAN peripheral. For applications that require low power and accuracy, the MCUs deliver best-in-industry current ratings for longer battery life, as well as an on-chip 12-bit ADC and touch-sensing peripheral for advanced sensors. Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for the PIC18 Explorer Board are available now for rapid development of the PIC18F K80 MCUs: each priced at $25, the MA180031 PIM supports the 44-pin PIC18F46K80 MCU, whilst the MA180032 PIM supports the 64-pin PIC18F66K80. For CAN implementation and evaluation, Microchip's CAN/LIN PICtail™ (Plus) Daughter Board (AC164130-2), priced at $45, may be used in conjunction with PIC18 Explorer or Explorer 16 development boards. The new PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80, PIC18F65K80 and PIC18F66K80 MCUs are available in 44- and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages, whilst the PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80 MCUs are available in a 40-pin PDIP package. The PIC18F25K80 and PIC18F26K80 MCUs offer the choice of 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages. For more information visit Microchip's Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/TK9F.