Microchip Launches the Premier 8-Bit MCU

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading light in the field of analog microcontroller and Flash-IP products, has launched an 8-bit microcontroller (MCU), named PIC18F47J13 which includes a 28-pin pack containing 128 KB Flash memory.

The MCU is also available in a 44-pin package. This MCU is based on the XLP technology for ensuring low power consumption, and on mTouch for realizing touch sense user interfaces. Moreover, an on-chip 12-bit ADC provides the precision needed for many applications in advanced sensors, measurement and instrumentation fields.

Several present day solutions need low consumption of power to lengthen the life of batteries and diminish electricity loads. The MCU is an amalgam of low power consumption and high memory density features encapsulated in a miniature pack, keeping well within the power budgets and bringing about reduction in material costs. It facilitates battery operated, low power consuming solutions in fields such as irrigation, security, video game controllers, remote controls, compact medical equipments and wireless sensor networks.

According to Microchip’s Vice President, Mitch Obolsky (advanced microcontroller architecture division), appeals from customers gave them the idea for developing low power MCUs with 9nA sleep currents, elastic wake-up resources, extended battery life along with liberal code space and a strong peripheral set.

Both, PIC18F47J13 Plug-In Module (part # MA180030) and PIC18F47J13 Plug-In Module (part # MA180030) aid the PIC18F47J13 MCU. Furthermore, developers can utilize all standard development tools from Microchip’s suite, along with the MCUs, together with MPLAB IDE and its related emulator suite, development boards and programmers with the HI-TECH C or MPLAB C compiler. It is available in 28-pin QFN, SPDIP, SSOP and SOIC packs and in 44-pin TQFP and QFN packs.

Source: http://www.microchip.com

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