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Microchip Expands PIC32MX1/2 Series

June 30, 2014

Microchip Technology introduced a new family of PIC32MX1/2 microcontrollers (MCUs) in 256/64 KB Flash/Ram configurations.

Microchip Technology said the new MCUs are coupled with software and tools from Microchip for designs in digital audio with Bluetooth, USB audio, graphics, touch sensing and general-purpose embedded control.

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 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) and PIC32MX270F256D Plug-in-Module for Bluetooth Audio Development Kit (part # MA320013).

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.

Microchip Technology is a 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.

More information:

www.microchip.com

www.microchip.com/get/SRRT

www.microchip.com/get/406W

www.microchip.com/get/CHDG

www.microchip.com/get/50K6

www.microchip.com/get/A4JV

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