Microchip Technology announces PIC18F 8-bit CAN microcontrollers

Microchip Technology announces PIC18F 8-bit CAN microcontrollers

March 1, 2011 - Microchip Technology announced the PIC18F “K80” 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8 – 5.5V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for a low sleep current consumption of less than 20 nA. The MCUs also feature an on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and a peripheral that enables mTouch capacitive touch-sensing user interfaces.

Manufacturers are under intense pressure to cut costs while delivering more sophisticated products. The PIC18F K80 CAN MCU family enables smaller, more cost-effective and robust control with its integrated CAN peripheral for industrial applications.

Development Support
Microchip also announced two PIC18 Explorer Board Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for the PIC18F K80 MCUs—the 44-pin PIC18F46K80 (part # MA180031, $25) and the 64-pin PIC18F66K80 (part # MA180032, $25) PIMs. For the implementation and evaluation of CAN, Microchip’s CAN/LIN PICtail (Plus) Daughter Board (part # AC164130-2, $45) may be used in conjunction with its PIC18 Explorer or Explorer 16 development boards.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability
The PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80, PIC18F65K80 and PIC18F66K80 MCUs are available in 44- and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. Additionally, the PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80 MCUs are available in a 40-pin PDIP package. The PIC18F25K80 and PIC18F26K80 MCUs are available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages.

Pricing starts at $1.84 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.