According to a company release, the MCUs are an expansion to the 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.
The PIC32MX1/2 offers a variety of features including I2S for digital audio, large memory configuration and 83 DMIPS performance for executing Bluetooth Audio and control applications, CTMU for capacitive touch sensing, 8-bit PMP for graphics or external memory, a 10-bit 1-Msps 13-channel ADC and serial communications peripherals with the PIC32MX2 series supporting USB-device/host/OTG functionality.
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 touch-sensing capabilities.
"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
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
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
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