Microchip Introduces Cost-Effective 8-bit PIC(r) Microcontroller Family With Intelligent Analog and Core Independent Peripherals

PIC16F170X/171X MCUs Reduce Design Complexity and System BOM Cost With Integrated Op Amps, Zero Cross Detect and Peripheral Pin Select

Microchip announced from EE Live! and the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose the PIC16(L)F170X and PIC16(L)F171X family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a rich set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with cost-effective pricing and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology.

Available in 14-, 20-, 28-, and 40/44-pin packages, the 11-member PIC16F170X/171X family of MCUs integrates two Op Amps to drive analog control loops, sensor amplification and basic signal conditioning, while reducing system cost and board space.

These new devices also offer built-in Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) to simplify TRIAC control and minimize the EMI caused by switching transients.

These are the first PIC16 MCUs with Peripheral Pin Select, a pin-mapping feature that gives designers the flexibility to designate the pinout of many peripheral functions.

The PIC16F170X/171X are general-purpose MCUs that are ideal for a broad range of applications, such as consumer (home appliances, power tools, electric razors), portable medical (blood-pressure meters, blood-glucose meters, pedometers), LED lighting, battery charging, power supplies and motor control.

Devlopment Support: The PIC16F170X/171X family is supported by Microchip’s standard suite of world-class development tools, including the PICkit™ 3 (part # PG164130, $44.95), MPLAB® ICD 3 (part # DV164035, $189.99), PICkit 3 Low Pin Count Demo Board (part # DM164130-9, $25.99), PICDEM™ Lab Development Kit (part # DM163045, $134.99) and PICDEM 2 Plus (part # DM163022-1, $99.99). The MPLAB Code Configurator is a free tool that generates seamless, easy-to-understand C code that is inserted into your project. It currently supports the PIC16F1704/08, and is expected to support the PIC16F1713/16 in April, along with all remaining MCUs in this family soon thereafter.

Microchip also has several online design centers that provide resources for working with the Core Independent Peripherals and Intelligent Analog integrated on these 8-bit Microcontrollers. Microchip also offers online design centers to assist in the creation of Intelligent Lighting and Home Appliance applications. Additionally, Microchip’s engineers wrote tech briefs to help designers get the most out of the Zero Cross Detect and Peripheral Pin Select features on these MCUs.

Pricing, Packaging & Availability: The PIC16(L)F1703/1704/1705 MCUs are available now for sampling and production in 14-pin PDIP, TSSOP, SOIC and QFN (4 x 4 x 0.9 mm) packages. The PIC16F1707/1708/1709 MCUs are available now for sampling and production in 20-pin PDIP, SSOP, SOIC and QFN (4 x 4 x 0.9 mm) packages. The PIC16F1713/16 MCUs are available now for sampling and production in 28-pin PDIP, SSOP, SOIC, QFN (6 x 6 x 0.9 mm) and UQFN (4 x 4 x 0.5 mm) packages. The PIC16F1718 MCUs are expected to be available for sampling and production in May 2014, in 28-pin PDIP, SSOP, SOIC, QFN (6 x 6 x 0.9 mm) and UQFN (4 x 4 x 0.5 mm) packages. The PIC16F1717/19 MCUs are expected to be available for sampling and production in May 2014, in 40/44-pin PDIP, TQFP and UQFN (5 x 5 x 0.5 mm). Pricing starts at $0.59 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.

Related Links:

PIC16(L)F170X and PIC16(L)F171X: www.microchip.com/get/H4FJ and www.microchip.com/get/4FJP

Executive Quote:

“The PIC16F170X/171X MCUs deliver a rich set of analog and digital peripherals, along with XLP performance at cost-effective price points,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s MCU8 Division. “With features such as internal Op Amps, ZCD, Peripheral Pin Select, CLC, COG and NCO, these MCUs reduce design complexity and cost for a wide variety of general-purpose applications.”

Keywords/Tags:

Operation Amplifiers, Op Amps, Microcontroller, 8 bit, Analog, MCU, Zero Cross Detect, Peripheral Pin Select, CLC, NCO, COG, Core Independent Peripherals

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Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading 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. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com/get/JBCP.