Microchip Introduces New 8-bit PIC Microcontroller Family with CIPs

February 22 2017, 02:00
Microchip's latest PIC MCU family brings ease of design with more Core Independent Peripherals and is first to offer a 48-pin package with additional ADC channels and I/Os. The new PIC16F15386 family with CIPs uses MPLAB Code Configurator for quick development and offers Memory Access Partition with write-protection to prevent accidental over-write. A Device Information Area protects unique device identification and calibration values.

Microchip's new PIC16F15386 family is the most powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. In addition to Microchip’s current Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), this family includes a high-accuracy 32 MHz internal oscillator and memory features such as Memory Access Partition (MAP) with bootloader-friendly write-protection to prevent accidental over-write. Device Information Area (DIA) offers protected storage for unique device identification and calibration values. 

Suitable for a broad range of general-purpose and low-power applications, the new PIC16F15386 family also offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use development experience with Microchip’s MPLAB Xpress with MPLAB Code Configurator to generate application code. 

The scalable family offers up to 28KB Flash and 2KB RAM in 8- to 48-pin package options. It is the first 8-bit PIC MCU family to offer the 48-pin package, adding more Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) channels and I/Os. The new 8-bit MCUs offer high levels of CIP integration to perform system functions (signal generation, motor control, safety monitoring, system communications, and human interface) outside the core while consuming as little power as possible. The new MCUs also contain power management features (IDLE and DOZE modes and Peripheral Module Disable) that allow engineers to optimize the balance between power consumption and performance.

The new family-specific Xpress series development board enables projects to start immediately. In minutes, users can start application code development with the Xpress series board and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The family is also supported by two Curiosity boards (DM164136 and DM164137) and Microchip’s free software development platforms including MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) and MPLAB X IDE. For a limited time, Microchip is offering free Xpress series boards.

The PIC16F15386 family includes 13 unique products that are offered in various package options including PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP. All products are available now for sampling and in volume production.

Microchip also recently announced that all former Atmel products are now available on microchipDIRECT, Microchip’s full-service channel. For the first time, customers can purchase products such as AVR and SAM microcontrollers and development tools direct from the manufacturer.
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