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Microchip announces $1.74 PIC24F GB6 microcontroller

November 242015
Microchip announces $1.74 PIC24F GB6 microcontroller

November 24, 2015 -  Microchip Technology announces PIC24F GB6 microcontroller with up to 1 MB of Flash memory with Error Correction Code (ECC) and 32 KB of RAM. Pricing starts at $1.74

Also featuring dual-partition Flash with Live Update capability, these devices can hold two independent software applications, permitting the simultaneous programming of one partition while executing application code from the other. This combination of features makes the PIC24F ideal for industrial, computer, and portable applications that require a long battery life, and data transfer and storage without the need of external memory, such as electricity metering, HVAC control, fingerprint scanners and gaming.

MCUs in the PIC24F GB6 family have Active current consumption as low as 190 µA/MHz, and 3.2 µA in Sleep mode. With the ability to perform over-the-air firmware updates, designers can provide a cost-effective, reliable and secure method for updating their applications.

The peripheral set for these devices includes a 200 ksps, 24 channel, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC); up to 12 timers, six UARTS and USB-OTG to act as a USB device or host. Microchip Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that run without the CPU are also integrated into the family, including a Configurable Logic Cell (CLC) for real-time logic control and Direct Memory Access (DMA) that enables faster throughput and lowers power consumption.

Product variants are available in 64-pin, 100-pin and 121-pin packages, with Flash memory ranging from 128KB to 1MB.