Microchip Technology announces PIC24F microcontroller

  • June 28, 2010
Microchip Technology announces PIC24F microcontroller
Microchip Technology announces PIC24F microcontroller

June 28, 2010 - Microchip Technology announced the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.This large RAM enables the buffering of sizeable amounts of data and better overall throughput, for applications such as Ethernet connectivity, remote sensing, data logging and audio streaming.It can also be used to store generated images or data for dynamic content, such as real-time, remote sensor data graphs. In combination with Microchip’s free USB software library and TCP/IP stack, these MCUs lower system costs and footprints in a broad range of industrial, instrumentation/measurement, medical and consumer applications.The requirements for embedded designs are rapidly expanding, including the widespread and growing adoption of connectivity and the ability to buffer large amounts of data. At the same time, the pressure to reduce cost and size is constant. Microchip integrates a USB peripheral and large amounts of RAM into a single microcontroller as small as 64 pins, along with Peripheral Pin Select to provide designers the flexibility to remap digital I/O pins.Additional peripherals include 24 channels of mTouch capacitive touch sensing, along with a free touch software library, and the 16-bit Enhanced Parallel Master/Slave Port, which enables wider peripheral selection and improved bandwidth when connecting to off-chip resources.Development ToolsThis new microcontroller family easily integrates into Microchip’s long-standing, modular development-board system.A new $25 PIC24FJ256GB210 Plug-in Module (part # MA240021) is available today, which readily connects to the proven Explorer 16 Modular Development Board and its companion USB PICtail Plus daughter card.Pricing and AvailabilityAll four members of the PIC24FJ256GB210 16-bit microcontroller family are available today for general sampling and volume production, starting at $4.10 each in 10,000-unit quantities.The PIC24FJ128GB206 and PIC24FJ256GB206 come in 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages, while the PIC24FJ128GB210 and PIC24FJ256GB210 are available in 100-pin TQFP and 121-pin BGA packages./

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