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16bit USB MCU adds OTG functionality

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MCU? capacitive-touch user interface? On-the-Go?

Microchip Technology Inc.'s PIC24FJ256GB1 MCU line consists of a dozen 16bit devices that offer low power of 100nA standby current and large-memory with up to 256Kbytes of flash and 16Kbytes of RAM.

As the only 16bit MCU line with integrated USB 2.0 device, embedded-host, dual-role and On-the-Go (OTG) functionality, the PIC24FJ256GB1 makes it cost-effective and easy to add advanced USB features to embedded designs. Additionally, the integrated Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheralalong with the royalty-free mTouch Sensing Solution software development kitenables designers to add a capacitive-touch user interface without any external components. When combined with Microchip's free Graphics Software Library, engineers have access to a complete, USB-enabled and cost-effective user interface solution.

With the PIC24FJ256GB1 MCUs, reading and writing to flash drives, interfacing to wireless networks, and system updates can all be accomplished. Applications include industrial, medical, automotive, battery-powered devices and consumer electronics.

Microchip provides complete software support, via free USB class drivers and USB applications. The PIC24FJ256GB1 has ample code space for these advanced applications, while providing up to four UARTs, three SPI ports and thee I?C ports to expand control capabilities and eliminate the space and cost of support chips.

The 12-member PIC24FJ256GB1 family is offered in 64-, 80-, or 100-pin TQFP package options,

Pricing starts at $3.47 each in 10,000 unit quantities. Devices are available now for general sampling with volume production expected in May.

- Ismini Scouras

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