Microchip Extends PIC Microcontroller Range

by CXOtoday Staff    Jul 23, 2009

Microchip Technology, a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, has announced the first six members of the PIC16F193X family of microcontrollers featuring Microchip’s enhanced mid-range 8-bit core - the PIC16F1934, PIC16LF1934, PIC16F1936, PIC16LF1936, PIC16F1937 and PIC16LF1937.

The new family extends Microchip’s PIC microcontroller portfolio of over 550 compatible members, targeting a wide variety of applications in the appliance, consumer, industrial, medical and automotive markets.

The family’s increased memory and core capabilities deliver enhanced support for both C and Assembly programmers, and "LF" family members feature Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP technology - for extreme low power consumption - enabling designs to achieve significant battery lifetime. Continuing in the PIC MCU tradition of integrating extensive peripherals, the new family offers Direct LCD drive and support for mTouch capacitive touch-sensing solutions. 
Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s Security, Microcontroller and Technology Development Division, said, "We are pleased to announce the first family of microcontrollers based upon our enhanced mid-range 8-bit core."

"Building upon the worldwide customer acceptance of Microchip’s existing mid-range 8-bit products, the new devices enable new levels of functionality at lower system cost," he said.

With a total of 49 instructions, the PIC16F193X microcontrollers optimize program code and data handling, while increasing efficiency and reducing clock cycles. Future devices with the enhanced mid-range 8-bit core, offering increased memory and additional I/O, are expected to be released later this year.

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