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Microchip Technology Inc. offering new devices with large memory in small packages

July 4th, 2017 development
Microchip Technology Inc. offering new devices with large memory in small packages

By SanTan Sun News Staff

They say good things come in small packages. Microchip Technology Inc. claims some of its new devices are proving that mantra.

The provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, with its headquarters in Chandler, has announced its new PIC32MM “GPM” microcontrollers (MCUs) are available. The eXtreme Low Power (XLP) devices hold large memory in small packages, offering plenty of battery life for space-restricted applications. The new microcontrollers have many connectivity options, Core Independent Peripherals and feature-heavy development boards. The MCUs are ideal for digital audio applications, gaming/entertainment devices, Internet of Things (loT) sensor nodes, along with portable medical devices.

The XLP PIC32MM “GPM” family of MCUs allows developers to reduce power consumption, development time and board space. The devices offer power-saving choices including sleep modes with existing consumption as low as 650 nA with random access memory (RAM) retention, to significantly extend battery life in portable applications.

PIC32MM “GPM” family incorporates core independent peripherals, including direct memory access, configurable logic cells, as well as a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, which lets the system accomplish tasks in hardware as it frees up the central processing unit to complete other tasks or go to sleep.

“The PIC32MM ‘GPM’ family extends Microchip’s cost-effective XLP PIC32MM portfolio by adding USB coupled with more memory and pins for growing application requirements,” Joe Thomsen, vice president of Microchip’s MCU16 business unit said. “Supported by the popular MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) tool, customers can set up their peripherals, pins and generate code with the push of a button, greatly reducing time to market.”

Customers can purchase the PIC32MM “GPM” devices in 64 KB, 128 KB and 256 KB Flash variants with their choice of 28-, 36-, 48- and 64-pin packaging options. All device variants are being offered now for orders and samples, while the 28-pin UQFN will be available for purchase early next quarter. Volume pricing for the family of products begins at 97 cents each in 10,000-unit quantities.

The PIC32MM USB Curiosity Development Board (DM320107) is being sold for $27.99 each. The PIC32MM0256GPM064 Processor Plug-in Module (MA320023) is being offered for $25 each. Customers can find the Explorer 16/32 Development Board (DM240001-2) for &79.99 each.

To learn more about Microchip’s PIC32MM “GPM” devices, visit microchip.com/pic32mm.