Microchip Introduces Low-Cost 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers With eXtreme Low Power Technology and Integrated LCD Control
MCUs Enable Low-Cost LCD Control With Industry-Leading Low Power
CHANDLER, Ariz., Mar. 28, 2011 – Microchip Technology Inc. today announced an expansion of its 8-bit segmented
LCD microcontroller (MCU) family with five new devices—the
PIC16LF1902/3/4/6/7 (PIC16LF190X) MCUs. The
PIC16LF190X family supports many general-purpose applications and enables the implementation of
LCD into low-power and cost-sensitive designs, such as security tokens, smart cards,
home appliances, key fobs or any application involving a segmented
eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology for sleep currents down to 20 nA, and a typical active current of 35 microamperes per MHz, the MCUs extend battery life, while maintaining accurate timing with a RTC and driving a segmented LCD.
Enhanced Mid-range architecture, the
PIC16LF190X family provides fundamental features and performance without burdening customers with the cost of unused peripherals. These MCUs provide an optimized feature set, including up to 14 KB of Flash program memory, up to 512 Bytes of RAM, up to 14 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) channels, serial communication, temperature indicator and the capability to drive up to 116
LCD segments. With the addition of
XLP technology for extended battery life, and capabilities such as utilizing the integrated temperature indicator to provide crystal-accuracy compensation, low-power RTC support and low voltage-detect support utilizing the internal ADC and voltage reference, the MCUs enable low-cost
LCD solutions for a multitude of portable devices.
industry-leading low power and an optimized feature set, the
PIC16LF190X family is designed for any low-power segmented
LCD or general-purpose application,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s Security, Microcontroller & Technology Development Division.
PIC16LF190X MCUs are supported by the
F1 Evaluation Kit (part #
DM164132, $69.99) and
Platform (part #
DM164130-1, $39.99), as well as the
PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger (part #
PG164130, $44.95). Designers can also utilize the full suite of
MPLAB development tools, including the
REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator, and
HI-TECH C compiler for PIC10/12/16 MCUs. All of these tools can be purchased today, at
MCU Packaging, Pricing & Availability
PIC16LF1906 MCUs are all available in 28-pin SPDIP, SOIC, SSOP and 4 mm x 4 mm UQFN and die packages. The
PIC16LF1907 MCUs are available in 40-pin PDIP, 5 mm x 5 mm UQFN and die packages, as well as a 44-pin TQFP. Pricing starts at $0.75 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
Samples are available today, at
http://www.microchip.com/get/FKLT. Volume-production quantities can be ordered today, at
http://www.microchip.com/get/P5NK). For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at
http://www.microchip.com/get/MRHX. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to
microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.