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Microchip MCUs suit battery-powered apps

Posted: 16 Dec 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Microchip Technology Inc. has announced four PICmicro 8-bit Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to address the demand for effective control of system power consumption in battery-powered and line-powered control applications.

The PIC16F family delivers fault-redundant clocking and the ability to shut the system down reliably to meet the needs for safety-critical and power-managed motor control in the automotive and general purpose markets.

The PIC16F737/747/767/777 devices feature three enhanced nanoWatt Technology modes that allow total control of system power consumption. The products also have three PWM modules for 3-phase motor control, which enable efficient motor operation and safe shutdown systems for low-end applications like brushless DC motors in appliances.

With 10-bit ADC and a Real Time Clock, the MCUs can measure and track energy usage per unit of time. For in-field reprogrammability and increased design flexibility, it has 4K and 8K words of standard Flash program memory. The PIC16F7x7 family also delivers up to 5MIPS performance at 20MHz, 368 bytes of RAM and a Master Synchronous Serial Port module.

Offered in 28- and 44-pin QFN, SOIC, SDIP, SSOP, PDIP and TQFP packages, the MCUs are supported by a number of the company's development tools, including the no-cost MPLAB 16 IDE (Integrated Development Environment) software, as well as hardware devices such as the MPLAB ICE (In-Circuit Emulator) and the MPLAB ICD2 (In-Circuit Debugger). Available programmers include the PRO MATE II and the PICSTART Plus.

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