MCUs with intelligent analog integration

The PIC16F170X/171X family of MCUs integrates internal op amps, 10-bit analog to digital conversion, and high-speed comparators for a variety of embedded applications. The new Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) feature senses when high voltage AC signals cross through ground, which can simplify TRIAC control and minimize EMI caused by switching transients. ZCD is a valuable feature for AC power supplies, frequency counters, and light dimming controls. The MPLAB X development environment allows for easy and convenient driver insertion and initialization of the chip and board.