New PIC24F “GB2” MCUs Enable Secure Data Transfer and Storage inPortable
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Several security features are integrated into the PIC24F “GB2” family, to protect embedded data. The fully featured hardware crypto engine, supporting the AES, DES and 3DES standards, reduces software overhead, lowers power consumption and enables faster throughput. This is another example of Microchip’s Core Independent Peripherals, which can run with no CPU supervision. Also, a Random Number Generator creates random keys for data encryption, decryption and authentication, to provide a higher level of security. For additional protection, the One-Time-Programmable (OTP) key storage prevents the encryption key from being read or overwritten. These security features increase the integrity of embedded data without sacrificing power consumption. With XLP technology, the “GB2” family achieves 180 µA/MHz Run currents and 18 nA Sleep currents, for very long battery life in portable applications.
For connectivity, the “GB2” family integrates USB for device or host connections, as well as a UART with ISO7816 support, which is helpful for smart card applications. With these features, the PIC24F “GB2” devices protect embedded data while conserving power and maximizing battery life, all in packages as small as 28-pin QFN for medical/fitness applications (e.g., pedometers, wearable fitness, handheld devices), computer applications (e.g., PC peripherals, printers, portable accessories) and industrial applications (e.g., security door locks, access control systems, security cameras, POS terminals, smart card readers, heat/gas meters, IOT sensor nodes). Microchip also has a flexible range of certified wireless modules for Wi-Fi®, ZigBee®, Bluetooth® and Bluetooth Low Energy, making it easy to add wireless connections to a PIC24 “GB2” application.
“With Internet of Things growing at a rapid rate, protecting embedded data and extending battery life are not an option, but a necessity,” said
The PIC24F “GB2” family is supported by Microchip’s standard suite of world-class development tools, including the Explorer 16
Pricing & Availability
Product variants are available with USB (PIC24FJXXXGB2XX) and without USB (PIC24FJXXXGA2XX). The PIC24FJ128GB204, PIC24FJ64GB204, PIC24FJ128GA204 and PIC24FJ64GA204 are offered in 44-pin TQFP and QFN packages. The PIC24FJ128GB202, PIC24FJ64GB202, PIC24FJ128GA202 and PIC24FJ64GA202 are available in 28-pin SOIC, SSOP, SPDIP and QFN packages. All of these new MCUs are available today for sampling and volume production, starting at
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