Peripheral-Rich MCUs Feature 8- and 14-pin Packages With eXtreme Low
Power Technology, Adding Design Flexibility and Simplification While
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The PIC16(L)F161X family offers a variety of key features, including the Windowed Watchdog Timer (WWDT), which monitors proper software operation within predefined limits, improving reliability. The Cyclic Redundancy Check with Memory Scan (CRC/SCAN) detects and scans memory for corrupted data. This family also includes a Hardware Limit Timer (HLT), which detects hardware fault conditions (stall, stop, etc.), simplifying closed-loop-control applications. These peripherals make it easier for designers to implement safety standards (e.g., UL & class B) or fail-safe operation.
In addition to the HLT, the PIC16(L)F161X features the unique, 24-bit Signal Measurement Timer (SMT). The SMT performs high-resolution measurements of any digital signal, in hardware, resulting in more precise and accurate measurements. This is ideal for speed control, range finding and RPM indicators. Both timers are designed to reduce design complexity, by eliminating the need for additional code and external components.
This high level of integration makes these MCUs appealing to a broad range of applications, such as monitoring and fail-safe systems (e.g., industrial machinery, power supplies), and products with variable-speed motor control (e.g., fans, home appliances). Additionally, these are the first PIC MCUs to offer hardware Zero Cross Detect (ZCD), which is essential for designers looking to simplify TRIAC control and increase system robustness by minimizing the EMI caused by switching transients. A Complementary Waveform Generator (CWG), comparators, 10-bit ADC, 8-bit DAC and Capture/Compare PWM are also integrated, to enable design flexibility and overall cost reduction. The CWG can generate complementary waveforms with fine control of key parameters, such as polarity, dead band and emergency-shutdown states. It provides a cost-effective solution for half-bridge and full-bridge drive control, which saves both board space and component cost when driving FETs in motor-control and power-conversion applications. All of these features are provided in small-form-factor packages, ranging from 8 to 14 pins.
“The implementation of safety and control in an embedded system often requires extensive code and additional components,” said
The PIC16(L)F161X family is supported by Microchip’s standard suite of world-class development tools, including the MPLAB® ICD 3 (part # DV164035,
Pricing & Availability
The PIC12(L)F1612 MCUs are available today for sampling and volume production in 8-pin PDIP, SOIC, and 3 mm x 3 mm DFN and UDFN packages. The PIC16(L)F1613 MCUs are also available today in 14-pin PDIP, SOIC, TSSOP, and 4 mm x 4 mm UQFN and QFN packages. Pricing for the family starts at
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