Featuring an on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and a peripheral that enables capacitive touch-sensing user interfaces, Microchip positions the MCUs for applications in automotive environments – for instance body control modules, lighting, door/seat/steering/window control or HVAC control. Another potential application field is industrial applications where the microcontrollers could be used in security systems, elevators and escalators, as well as medical markets. In this segment, Microchip sees glucose meters, patient-monitoring devices as good application examples.
The PIC18F K80 CAN MCU family enables smaller, more cost-effective and robust control with its integrated CAN peripheral for automotive and industrial applications. For medical applications that require low power and high accuracy, the MCUs deliver best-in-industry current ratings for longer battery life, as well as the on-chip 12-bit ADC and touch-sensing peripheral for advanced sensors.
Image: PIC18F66K80 block diagram
Microchip also announced two PIC18 Explorer Board Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for the PIC18F K80 MCUs, today—the 44-pin PIC18F46K80 (part # MA180031, $25) and the 64-pin PIC18F66K80 (part # MA180032, $25) PIMs. For the implementation and evaluation of CAN, Microchip’s CAN/LIN PICtail (Plus) Daughter Board (part # AC164130-2, $45) may be used in conjunction with its PIC18 Explorer or Explorer 16 development boards.
The PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80, PIC18F65K80 and PIC18F66K80 MCUs are available in 44- and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. Additionally, the PIC18F45K80, PIC18F46K80 MCUs are available in a 40-pin PDIP package. The PIC18F25K80 and PIC18F26K80 MCUs are available in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages.
Pricing starts at $1.84 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.