Latest PIC32 family increases performance while reducing power consumption

Microchip has announced a new family of eXtreme Low Power (XLP) 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC32MX1/2 XLP family increases performance in small pin-count devices with little code rework for existing PIC32MX customers and enables both increased functions and longer battery life in portable applications such as wearable technology, wireless sensor networks, and other smart connected devices.

Microchip’s XLP technology offers low current operating modes for Run and Sleep, and will enable Deep Sleep currents down to 673 nA. The devices offer over 40 percent higher performance than the existing PCI32MX1/2 portfolio while reducing average run currents by 50 percent. The PIC32MX1/2 XLP family offers a range of memory configurations with 128/256 KB Flash and 32/64 KB of RAM in packages ranging from 28 to 44 pins. They include a diverse set of peripherals including I2S for digital audio, 116 DMIPS performance for executing audio and advanced control applications, a 10-bit, 1 Msps 13-channel ADC, and serial communications peripherals. The PIC32MX2 series also supports USB Device, Host, and OTG functionality.

The PIC32MX1/2 XLP family is designed to work with Microchip’s MPLAB Harmony, which offers access to software support for digital audio and Bluetooth applications and integrates the license, resale, and support of Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and RTOSs.

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