Microchip launches lowest power PIC32 family with core independent peripherals

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New PIC32MM family is ideal for Internet of Things, consumer, industrial control and motor control applications

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Microchip Technology has announced the company’s lowest power and most cost-effective family of 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). The Microchip PIC32MM family bridges the gap between the company’s popular PIC24F XLPand PIC32MX families. The new family is the first PIC32 to feature core independent peripherals, designed to offload the CPU for lower power and lower system design cost. The PIC32MM devices are supported by the Microchip MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) to help simplify and accelerate designs.

Today’s embedded applications targeting the Internet of Things (IoT), consumer, industrial control, and motor control require flexible MCUs that consume less power, are more cost effective and have smaller form factors. For applications demanding low power and longer battery life, the PIC32MM has sleep modes down to 500 nA. Applications with space constraints will benefit from the small

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4x4mm package options. The PIC32MM devices include core independent peripherals such as Configurable Logic Cells (CLC) and Multiple-output Capture Compare PWMs (MCCPs) which help enable sensorless BLDC motor control applications.

“With volume pricing starting at $0.60, sleep modes down to 500 nA, and compact 4x4mm packages, the PIC32MM family offers a compelling solution for applications with budget, power and size constraints,” said Joe Thomsen, vice president of Microchip’s MCU16 business unit.”Supported by the popular MPLAB Code Configurator tool, these PIC32MM devices are easy to setup, accelerating design schedules for rapidly changing markets.”

Development support

To help accelerate evaluation and development, a new PIC32MM processor plug-in module is available (MA320020), which plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board(DM240001). The entire family of PIC32MM devices is supported by the Microchip MPLAB ecosystem including MPLAB X IDE and XC32 compiler. The MPLAB Code Configurator, a plug-in to the MPLAB X, helps with easy peripheral set-up, device configuration and pin mapping.

For a limited time, if you buy a PIC32MM PIM (MA320020) for $25, you can get an Explorer 16 board (DM240001) for $89.99, a $40 savings. Visit www.microchip.com/PIC32MM for details.

 Availability

The PIC32MM family is available in mass production today in 20-pin QFN and SSOP; 28-pin uQFN, QFN, SOIC, SSOP, SPDIP; 36-pin QFN; and 40-pin uQFN packaging. Devices are available in 16 KB, 32 KB, and 64 KB Flash variants. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website at www.microchip.com/PIC32MM.

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