7 March 2017, New Delhi, [NASDAQ: MCHP] — The PIC18F “K42”
family, which combines an extensive array of Core Independent
Peripherals (CIPs), high-resolution analog, on-chip Direct Memory Access
(DMA) and vectored interrupts for fast processing, is now available
from Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller,
mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The DMA controller enables
data transfers between memory space and peripherals without Core
Processing Unit (CPU) involvement, improving system performance and
lowering power consumption. When interrupts are required, vectored
interrupts provide faster response times with fixed latency reducing
software overhead. Code development is also simplified with the
user-friendly MPLAB® Code Configurator, making the PIC18F
“K42” family well suited for an extensive range of applications and
markets, including touch sensing, automotive, industrial control,
Internet of Things (IoT), medical and white goods.
The PIC18F “K42” family features the largest total memory of any 8-bit PIC®
MCU with up to 128KB Flash and 8KB RAM. CIPs simplify the
implementation of common system functions like sensor interface, signal
generation, power conversion, motor control, safety management and
system communications. The PIC18F “K42” features a 12-bit ADC with
computation which automates analog signal analysis for real-time system
response. The MCUs also include Configurable Logic Cells, low power
modes (IDLE, DOZE and Peripheral Module Disable) to reduce power
consumption and improved serial communications including UART with
support for asynchronous systems, DMX, DALI and LIN protocols along with
higher-speed, standalone I2C and SPI.
latest PIC18F ‘K42’ family is an important expansion to the PIC 8-bit
family,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s 8-bit MCU
division. “This latest family allows customers in every market space to
do more with system functions performed in hardware requiring less
application code and high-resolution intelligent analog for signal
For more information, visit: www.microchip.com/K42
family will be supported by Microchip’s development ecosystem including
the Curiosity platform and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), a free
software plug-in that provides a graphical interface to configure
peripherals and functions specific to your application. MCC is part of
Microchip’s free downloadable and award-winning MPLAB X Integrated
Development Environment (IDE).
Development Boards are cost-effective, fully integrated MCU development
platforms targeted at first-time users, makers, and those seeking a
feature-rich rapid prototyping board. Designed from the ground-up to
take full advantage of Microchip’s MPLAB X and MPLAB Xpress development
environments, the Curiosity platform includes an integrated
programmer/debugger, and requires no additional hardware to get started.
Curiosity HPC (High Pin Count, Part Number: DM164136) supports the
PIC18F “K42” family.
The 10 products in the PIC18F “K42” family are all available for sampling and volume production in a variety of package options.
additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or
authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website. To
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About Microchip TechnologyMicrochip
Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.