Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), 16-bit PWMs, 8-bit and 5-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs), operational amplifiers, and high-speed comparators with 50 ns response time, along with EUSART (including LIN), I2C and SPI interface peripherals. Other features include:
• The new Programmable Switch Mode Controller (PSMC), an advanced 16-bit Pulse-Width Modulator (PWM) with 64 MHz operation.
• Active and sleep currents of just 32 µA/MHz and 50 nA, respectively.
• Availability in 28- and 40-pin packages.
• A 32 MHz internal oscillator, 2 - 16K Words (3.5 - 28K Bytes) of Flash, 256 - 2K Bytes of RAM, and 256 Bytes of data EEPROM.
For more information on the PIC16F178X, visit www.microchip.com.