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Date: 21st Nov 09

 Low sleep current 16-bit PIC24F MCUs with USB and touch sensing features

Microchip has introduced the PIC24FJ64GA104 and PIC24FJ64GB004, a two new members of 16-bit PIC24F microcontrollers (MCUs) for Peripheral, Embedded Host and On-the-Go (OTG) implementations. Microchip claims its nanoWatt XLP technology provides the low sleep currents, with current consumption down to 20 nA in Deep Sleep mode, resulting in the low power consumption of any MCU with USB OTG 10 times lower than USB MCUs from other ultra-low-power manufacturers.

The PIC24FJ64GA104 general-purpose family features nanoWatt XLP technology, 16 MIPS performance, 32 or 64 Kbytes of Flash, 8 Kbytes of RAM, a capacitive touch sensing peripheral, Real Time Clock and Calendar (RTCC), a 10-bit A/D, and the ability to reconfigure digital I/O pins via Peripheral Pin Select. The PIC24FJ64GB004 family builds on these features with complete Full-Speed USB 2.0 Peripheral, Embedded Host and OTG solution

The suggested applications for the new PIC24FJ64GA104 and PIC24FJ64GB004 MCUs include Battery-powered (remote controls, security systems, portable meters, irrigation timers), Consumer (thermostats, smoke detectors, business card scanners/printers), Industrial (utility metering, electronic locks, POS terminals), Automotive (remote keyless entry, audio and infotainment), and Medical (glucometers, blood pressure monitors, fitness monitors).

"Microchip's latest USB PIC microcontrollers enable the smallest footprint and lowest power consumption for applications such as thumb-drive interfaces, capacitive touch panels and many battery-powered applications," said Mitch Obolsky, vice president of Microchip's Advanced Microcontroller Architecture Division. "Microchip provides industry-leading USB software support, configuration tools, customer training and USB development boards to help designers get to market quickly."

Package: Both families are available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC and PDIP package, and 44-pin QFN and TQFP package.
PIC24FJ64GA104: Starts at each $2.12 for 10k pieces
PIC24FJ64GB004: Starts at each $2.32 for 10k pieces
Availability: Now

For more details visit www.microchip.com

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