Engineers are constantly challenged to increase system performance and efficiency while reducing system costs, especially for newer LED-lighting and battery-charging applications. With their numerous on-chip, general-purpose and specialized peripherals, including the integrated COG, high performance comparators, 50 mA outputs for direct FET drive, the PIC12F(HV)752 MCUs meet these needs. The high-voltage variant in the family—the PIC12HV752 MCU—incorporates a shunt regulator that allows operation from 2V to an unspecified user-defined maximum voltage level, with less than 2 mA operation current. This high-voltage variant is ideal for cost-sensitive applications with high-voltage power rails. Additionally, the 4-channel, 10-bit ADC can be used to implement various sensors and mTouch™ sensing applications, including capacitive touch.
The PIC12F(HV)752 MCUs are supported by Microchip’s standard suite of world-class development tools, including the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and the PICkit 3 (part # PG164130, $44.95), MPLAB REAL ICE™ (part # DV244005, $499.98), and MPLAB ICD 3 (part # DV164035, $189.99) debuggers/programmers. Engineers can also use Microchip’s HI-TECH C Compiler for PIC10/12/16 MCUs (part #s SW500010 and SW500005).
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