|[June 25, 2014]
Microchip Announces Expansion of Its Low-Cost PIC32MX1/2 Series with Larger Flash and RAM
CHANDLER, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Microchip Technology (News - Alert) Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today
announced a new family of PIC32MX1/2
microcontrollers (MCUs) in 256/64 KB Flash/Ram configurations.
These new MCUs are coupled with comprehensive software and tools from
Microchip for designs in digital audio with Bluetooth®, USB
audio, graphics, touch sensing and general-purpose embedded control.
The MCUs are an expansion to the popular PIC32MX1/2 series of low-cost
small footprint 32-bit microcontrollers. They now offer larger Flash and
RAM options with a feature-rich peripheral set at a lower cost. The
PIC32MX1/2 boasts a wide variety of features including I2S
for digital audio, large memory configuration and 83 DMIPS performance
for executing Bluetooth Audio and advanced control applications, CTMU
for capacitive touch sensing, 8-bit PMP for graphics or external memory,
a 10-bit 1-Msps 13-channel ADC (News - Alert) and serial communications peripherals
with the PIC32MX2 series supporting USB-device/host/OTG functionality.
Apart from hardware peripheral features, Microchip's new MPLAB®
Harmony software development framework that supports these devices
simplifies the development cycle by integrating the license, resale and
support of Microchip and third party middleware, drivers, libraries and
RTOSs. Specifically, Microchip's readily available software packages
such as Bluetooth audio development suites, audio equalizer filter
libraries, various Decoders including AAC, MP3, SBC, sample rate
conversion libraries, USB stacks, graphics and touch libraries will
rapidly reduce the development time of applications including Bluetooth
digital audio, consumer, industrial and general-purpose embedded control.
The PIC32MX1/2 MCUs are targeted for low-cost applications in the
consumer markets, such as Bluetooth speakers, consumer music-player
docks, noise-cancelling headsets, infotainment systems, clock radios,
and entertainment-system sound bars, as well as touch screens with
buttons and sliders, and USB device/host/OTG applications. In the
medical and industrial markets, applications include industrial-grade
noise-cancelling headsets and medical/industrial displays with
"The expansion of PIC32MX1/2 with larger Flash and RAM will enable
designers to integrate more functionality into applications that need
large complex code," said Rod Drake, director of Microchip's MCU32
Division. "Additionally, they further offer flexibility to design into
consumer, industrial, medical and other markets that require a
combination of Bluetooth audio, digital audio, touch-sensing,
general-purpose embedded control as well as USB communication."
The PIC32MX1/MX2 series is supported by Microchip's free MPLAB®
X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB
XC32 Compiler for PIC32. Application specific development tools
that support the PIC32MX1/MX2 series include the PIC32MX270F256D
Plug-in-Module for Explorer 16 Development Board
(part # MA320014, $35) and PIC32MX270F256D
Plug-in-Module for Bluetooth Audio Development Kit (part
# MA320013, $25).
Pricing & Availability
These new PIC32MX1/2 MCUs are available now in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP
and SSOP packages and 44-pin QFN, TQFP and VTLA packages. Pricing
starts at $2.43 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative
or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/SRRT.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
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About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/A4JV.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, and MPLAB are
registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the
U.S.A., and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned
herein are the property of their respective companies.
Tags / Keywords: 32-bit
Audio MCU, USB
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