32-bit microcontrollers Include I2S interface for audio playback applications
February 28, 2012 // Paul Buckley
Microchip Technology has announced at the Embedded World Conference in Germany a new series of low pin count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) that provide 61 DMIPS of performance in packages as small as 5 mm x 5 mm, for space-constrained and cost-sensitive designs.
The PIC32 ‘MX1’ and ‘MX2’ MCUs are the smallest and lowest-cost PIC32 microcontrollers, and are the first PIC32 MCUs to feature dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals. The latest devices also feature USB On-the-Go (OTG) capabilities, making them ideal for developing audio accessories and other applications in the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive markets.
Rated for operation up to 105°C, the PIC32 MX1 and MX2 MCUs include up to 128 KB of Flash and 32 KB of RAM, two I2S interfaces for audio processing, an integrated hardware peripheral for adding mTouch capacitive touch buttons or advanced sensors, and an 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) interface for graphics or external memory.
Additionally, the devices feature an on-chip 10-bit, 1 Msps, 13-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and serial-communications peripherals, with the PIC32 MX2 MCUs adding USB OTG. The MCUs are offered in packages from 28- to 44-pins, with sizes down to 5 mm x 5 mm, and a 0.5 mm pitch. Further easing the design effort is Microchip’s Peripheral Pin Select feature, which allows developers to ‘remap’ most of the chip’s digital-function pins, making layout and design modifications simpler.
The PIC32 MX1 and MX2 devices are compatible with Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24F product line for easy migration, and are supported by the MPLAB X IDE – the single development environment for all of Microchip’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit MCUs.
Infineon closes technology gap through International Rectifier takeover
August 20, 2014
Infineon has announced to swallow International Rectifier for the amount of $3 billion. With the move, the Munich-based chipmaker ...
Cloud license from Koubachi expands Sensirion's software capabilities
FlexTiles European project hints at reconfigurable 3D chips
Webinar: Insight into the WiFi-offload technology and lab testing
mCube forms indoor navigation subsidiary
EBVchips get their own dedicated website
August 20, 2014
EBV Elektronik has set up a dedicated website to offer its customers comprehensive online information on its unique EBVchips ...
Elektrobit opens another automotive software R&D facility in Finland
Webinar: Printed circuit board test and in line automation
IDC: 300 million smartphones shipped in Q2
- Building Blocks for the Internet of Things
- New Linear Regulators Solve Old Problems
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
InterviewCEO interview: Tronics' Langlois makes moves in MEMS
Pascal Langlois has been CEO at Tronics for nine months. He discusses plans for the company and directions for the complex and diverse MEMS technology sector.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.