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|Low-Cost PIC32 MCUs
Microchip Technology presents a series of low pin-count, 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers that provides 83 DMIPS of performance at only 50 MHz with the right mix of peripherals for cost-sensitive general purpose sensing, USB, and audio designs. With up to 128 KB of Flash and 32 KB of RAM, serial interfaces, USB, 1 Msps ADC, analog comparator, and an 8-bit Parallel Master Port (useful for LCD interface), the PIC32MX1/MX2 is the perfect MCU for a broad range of applications.
|32-Bit Microcontroller Solutions
Microchip offers a complete line of 32-bit Microcontrollers ranging from Low-cost, 28pin devices up to highly integrated 100-pin devices with 105 DMIPS of performance. Every device enables LCD and external memory connectivity via 8 or 16-bit Parallel bus interfaces and audio CODEC connectivity.
|PIC32MX5/6/7 32-Bit MCUs
Microchip's PIC32 MCU is a family of 32-bit microcontrollers designed for best-in-class 32-bit performance and accompanied by a vast offering of software. Since its introduction in 2007, the PIC32 family has established itself as a performance leader stemming from the highest DMIPs/MHz rated MIPS® M4K® core, highly efficient internal bus architecture, and advanced instruction caching. The five families of PIC32 MCUs offer a range of general purpose and integrated connectivity peripherals, including Ethernet, CAN, and USB host/device/On-The-Go.
|PIC16F1512/13 8-Bit MCUs
Microchip's 28-pin MCUs offer a combination of advanced digital and analog peripherals, along with XLP (eXtreme low power) to provide the extended battery life required by many applications. These features make the general-purpose PIC16F1512/13 MCUs ideal for a broad range of applications in the appliance, medical, consumer, and automotive markets, among many others.
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8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers
The 8-bit PIC® microcontroller solutions feature a powerful architecture, flexible memory technologies, comprehensive easy-to-use development tools, comprehensive application notes, complete technical documentation and post design-in support. These devices provide easy migration across product families, offering seamless program memory expansion, pin compatibility, and a unified development environment for all products.
8-bit PIC® Microcontroller Brief
8-bit PIC® Microcontroller Solutions
16-bit PIC® MCUs & dsPIC® DSCs
Microchip offers two 16-bit Microcontroller (MCU) families plus two 16-bit Digital Signal Controller (DSC) families that provide compatible options across a wide spectrum of price, performance and feature sets. Common attributes among all 16-bit MCU and DSC families are pinouts, software, peripherals and development tools. Whether the design requires the lowest-priced 16-bit solution, the most powerful 16-bit MCU in the industry, or DSP capability, Microchip's broad range of products preserve the compatibility that help save time and money on subsequent designs.
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions Brochure
32-bit PIC® Microcontrollers
Building on Microchip's 8- & 16-bit PIC® microcontrollers, the PIC32 MCU family delivers 32-bit performance with more memory to resolve increasingly complex embedded designs. The PIC32 family maintains the PIC microcontroller heritage of ease of use and compatibility. These products are pin, peripheral and software compatible with Microchip's 16-bit PIC MCU families and also across the PIC32 MCU family.
Digital Audio Solutions
PIC32 Connectivity Solutions
PIC32 Graphics Solutions
Temperature Sensors are useful in thermometer circuits, temperature compensation applications as well as a wide array of general purpose replacements for older thermistor technology.
Radio Frequency Devices
Microchip's radio frequency devices are IEEE 802.15.4-2003 compliant transceivers supporting MiWi™, ZigBee™ and other proprietary protocols. They integrate wireless RF, PHY layer baseband and MAC layer architectures that can be combined with a simple microprocessor to apply low data rate to a multitude of applications that include home automation, consumer electronics, PC peripherals, toys industrial automation and more.
Analog & Interface Products
Microchip offers a broad spectrum of analog products with a focus on power management, thermal management, linear and mixed-signal solutions.
Analog & Interface Product Solutions
Power Management Products
Microchip offers a wide range of power management solutions which include CPU/system supervisors, voltage detectors, linear regulators, switching regulators, voltage references, charge pump DC-to-DC converters, power MOSFET drivers, battery management, and hot swap controllers.
Amplifiers / Comparators
Amplifiers and comparators are available for a wide variety of application needs. Microchip's operational amplifiers include single, dual or quad amplifiers in space-saving packages. These devices operate down to 1.8V and feature rail-to-rail inputs and outputs for improved system performance and low current consumption for extended battery life. Additionally, several comparators are available that feature low supply voltage (1.8) and low supply current (1 µA) requirements. These push-pull and open-drain comparators are designed for very low power single-supply applications.
Mixed Signal Products
The mixed signal product line from Microchip offers a broad array of analog-to-digital converters and includes digital potentiometers, frequency-to-voltage/voltage-to-frequency converters, and digital-to-analog converters.
Microchip's interface products include CAN communication devices, serial peripherals, infrared communication devices, LIN bus transceivers, and LCD drivers.
Microchip offers EEPROM products in a multitude of configurations. Microchip has the memory required for most application requirements with several variations of I²C™, Microwire, and SPI compatible devices to choose from.
MPLAB® ICD3 In-Circuit Debugger!
Microchip has announced its latest addition to its product line, the MPLAB® ICD3 In-Circuit Debugger! The all-in-one programming solution for Microchip flash products is a cost-effective, high-speed tool that supports in-circuit programming and debugging of Microchip's flash based 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) and its entire line of 16- and 32-bit MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs).
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SMSC is a leading developer of Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity™ solutions. SMSC employs a unique systems level approach that incorporates a broad set of technologies and intellectual property to deliver differentiating products to its customers. The company is focused on delivering connectivity solutions that enable the proliferation of data in personal computers, automobiles, portable consumer devices and other applications. SMSC's feature-rich products drive a number of industry standards and include USB, MOST® automotive networking, embedded system control and analog solutions, including thermal management and RightTouch™ capacitive sensing.
SMSC is headquartered in New York and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.SMSC Product OfferingsUSB
SMSC is a leader in providing USB devices and is uniquely positioned to provide full USB solutions that include silicon, firmware, software drivers and reference designs. In addition to mixed signal design and software support for USB, we enable new solutions with low power and use of cost effective silicon process nodes. Our products serve the USB mass storage, hub, transceiver and USB to Ethernet controller markets. More...Ethernet
Ethernet is a ubiquitous, high-throughput, low-cost networking technology that can be found everywhere from factory floors to office environments to home entertainment systems. SMSC's broad portfolio of Ethernet products is particularly well-suited to embedded applications supporting both PCI and local bus designs. As a reliable, worldwide supplier with significant expertise in embedded Ethernet, SMSC offers long-term support for a variety of products that can enable customers to quickly add high-performance Ethernet connectivity to their designs. More...PC System & I/O Controller
SMSC has a proud history of integrated circuit product innovation with an emphasis on Personal Computer Input/Output (I/O) devices. SMSC's portfolio of PC related products has grown to include USB hubs, thermal management, embedded and keyboard controllers and system management devices. This has resulted in SMSC's leadership role as a supplier of solutions for the PC industry, including major OEMs and motherboard manufacturers worldwide. More...Thermal Management
As computing power requirements increase, so does heat. With this heat comes the need to safeguard systems from these destructive temperatures. SMSC's thermal management devices provide this first line of defense. These devices are stand-alone analog ICs that monitor system voltages and temperatures and also provide the capability to automatically control cooling fans to protect today's high-heat small form factor designs. More...Capacitive Touch Sensors
SMSC's capacitive touch sensor products, featuring RightTouch™ technology, set a new standard in simplifying development, improving noise immunity, and lowering BOM costs in PC, LCD monitors, white goods and consumer electronic designs. These devices have been carefully designed to reject common noise sources such as backlight inverters, DC-DC switching regulators and wireless frequencies. They support a wide variety of interfaces such as I2C™, SMBus, SMSC BC-Link™ and SPI and also provide world-class ESD protection of ±8kV HBM with no external ESD protection circuits required. More...Additional LinksPress ReleasesSMSC in the NewsEventsIndustry AffiliationsQuality
Now in its 17th consecutive year, Microchip’s MASTERs Conference has become the premiere technical training conference for embedded control engineers. The Conference has now expanded to locations in 6 countries and provides training classes at all technical levels. Engineers can choose from classes about Microchip’s products as well as general embedded control topics such as motor control, power supply design, lighting control, communication protocols like USB and TCP/IP, C programming, graphic display technologies, touch sense methods and analog system design. Most of these classes are taught by the same application and design engineers who create the products, application notes and demo boards that are used in the classrooms. So come join us for the unique engineer-to-engineer experience that Microchip’s Masters Conference provides.
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|SMSC Connections e-Newsletter
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