microchip_65462-1_WEB.gifMicrochip Technology Inc announced the first eight members of the PIC18F high-performance 8-bit microcontroller family. To control power consumption, the 28-, 40- and 44-pin microcontrollers provide nanoWatt Technology features that include power-managed modes, an operating voltage range of 1.8V to 3.6V and efficient on-chip peripherals.  Additionally, speeds of 16 MIPS (64 MHz) can be achieved at 3V operation from the internal oscillator, offering high performance while maintaining low power consumption.  All of these features make the family suitable for general-purpose control, and a broad range of battery-operated or low-power applications. Enhanced on-chip peripherals available with the family include a software-selectable, precision 16 MHz (16 MIPS) internal oscillator with Phase Lock Loop (PLL); a Master Synchronous Serial Port (I2C/SPI) module with address masking; a four-channel, 10-bit Enhanced Capture/Compare Pulse-Width Modulation module with PWM steering capability; up to 14 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Conversion channels with a 1.2V fixed voltage reference; and dual rail-to-rail comparators.  Pricing starts at $1.56 each in 10,000-unit quantities
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