Latest 32-bit MCUs feature cost-optimised 256KB Flash and 83 DMIPS performance
Microchip has unveiled a new series within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit
microcontroller (MCU) family that features a large 256KB Flash configuration
and 16KB of RAM in small-footprint packages. These latest additions to the
popular MCU family provide flexibility to low-cost applications that need
complex algorithms and application code, and they are coupled with
Microchip's comprehensive software and tools for designs in graphics, touch
sensing and general-purpose embedded control, says the company.
The new PIC32MX1/2 MCU series boasts a wide variety of rich features,
including up to 50 MHz/83 DMIPS performance for executing advanced control
applications and mTouch capacitive touch sensing. Additional features
include an enhanced 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) for graphics or
external memory; a 10-bit, 1Msps, 13-channel Analogue-to-Digital Converter
(ADC), support for SPI and I2S serial communications interfaces and USB
device/host/On-the-Go (OTG) functionality.
Microchip's MPLAB Harmony software development framework further simplifies
designs, by integrating the licence, resale and support of Microchip and
third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and Real-Time Operating Systems
(RTOS). Specifically, Microchip's readily available software packages,
including USB stacks and Graphics and Touch libraries, can greatly reduce
the development time of applications such as consumer, industrial and
general-purpose embedded control.
Designers seeking to launch consumer products with capacitive touch screens,
touch buttons or sliders, as well as USB device/host/OTG connectivity, can
benefit from the functionality of the PIC32MX1/2 series of MCUs. The
feature-rich peripherals of these MCUs are also ideal for medical and
industrial applications, which also include displays with touch-sensing
capabilities, in addition to general-purpose embedded control and
This latest PIC32MX1/2 series is supported by Microchip's free MPLAB X
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB XC32 Compiler for PIC32.
The MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger and MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulation
System (DV244005) are also available. In addition, the PIC32MX270F256D
Plug-in-Module for Explorer 16 Development Board (MA320014) supports the new