Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Microchip 8-bit flash PIC microcontroller launched

Microchip is offering new Baseline 8-bit flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile flash data memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages.

The MCUs incorporate 64 bytes of non-volatile data memory, an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a device reset timer (DRT), up to three channels of 8-bit analogue-to-digital conversion and up to two comparators.

Example applications include standby power control, power-sequencing infrared receivers, handheld products, smart switches and mode selectors, electric pumps and compressors, light switching and dimming, thermostats, security systems, blenders, toasters, coffee machines and electric toothbrushes.

The firm's suite of MPLAB development tools supports these microcontrollers, including the PICkit 2 series of starter kits.

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