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Microchip Technology Intelligent reduces the system cost, saves
board space, and improves the performance of the design through
increased throughput, and transfer of ADC data via UART or SPI. On
products with DMA, the data is directly transferred to the RAM to be
processed in parallel. Each analog module can be individually turned on
or off when needed. DMA enabled DACs require no processor overhead for
even faster responses. Integrated buffered DACs eliminate the need for
an external buffer. DAC can be used as input or reference to Op Amp,
Comparator, or ADC. Op Amp can be configured for either lowest power
consumption or highest speed. MCU internal voltage references can be
used as references for integrated analog components. CTMU can be used as
a constant current source for sensors.
Microchip Lighting Communications Development Platforms are full-featured, universal lighting development platforms that provides all of the components required to create a DMX512A or DALI lighting network, offering users a complete “out-of-the-box” experience. This enables lighting engineers to design intelligent lighting and control systems with a large array of Microchip’s 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers; and analog, wireless, and human-interface solutions. The Starter Kit includes two main boards, two communications-interface adapters (DALI or DMX512A), one prototype board and the required cables/power supplies. Designers new to lighting communications can quickly and easily start creating connected lighting applications via a simple board-to-board network. These platforms utilizes a single, low-cost 8-bit PIC MCU for the user interface, LED control and communications. Software development is based on the free Microchip DALI and DMX512A libraries, which are written in C and can be ported to any PIC microcontroller. Additionally, the kit features the Cree® XLamp® MC-E Color LED, enabling high-lumen output in a small form factor, along with a LEDnLIGHT collimator LLC19N optic and holder by Gaggione for high-quality color mixing and tight beam control. Industry-standard lighting communication connectors and isolation devices are also included.
Microchip's USB553xB Hi-Speed USB Hub Controllers are 2/3/4/7-port, SuperSpeed (SS) / Hi-Speed (HS), low-power, configurable and fully-complaint with the USB 3.0 Specification. The USB553xB also supports Full Speed (FS) and Low Speed (LS) USB signaling, offering complete coverage of all defined USB operating speeds. The new SuperSpeed hub controller (available on 4 of the 7 ports for the USB5537B) operates in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so the 5Gbps SuperSpeed data transfers are not affected by the slower USB 2.0 traffic.
Microchip's MCP41HVX1 36V Digital Potentiometers are devices that have dual power rails (analog and digital). The analog power rail allows high voltage on the resistor network terminal pins. The analog voltage range is determined by the V+ and V– voltages. The maximum analog voltage is +36V, while the operating analog output minimum specifications are specified from either 10V or 20V. As the analog supply voltage becomes smaller, the analog switch resistances increase, which effect certain performance specifications. The system can be implemented as dual rail (±18V) relative to the digital logic ground (DGND).
Microchip PIC16F1459 8-bit USB 2.0 Microcontrollers (MCUs) are 20-pin Flash devices delivering full-speed USB capability without the need of the usual external oscillator. These Microchip devices feature XLP extreme low power technology and a low sleep mode of 25nA at 1.8V. PIC16F1459 48MHz MCUs are part of the PIC16F145x series that comprises Microchip's lowest-cost and smallest-form-factor USB MCUs.
Microchip's PIC18F45K50 Low Power, High Performance MCUs with XLP Technology offers the advantages of all PIC18 microcontrollers – namely, high computational performance at an economical price – with the addition of high-endurance, Flash program memory. On top of these features, the PIC18F45K50 family introduces design enhancements that make these microcontrollers a logical choice for many high performance, power sensitive applications.
Microchip PIC12LF1552 8-bit Flash Microcontrollers are the smallest (2x3mm UDFN package) and lowest-cost PIC® MCUs with hardware I2C support. These Microchip MCUs include a four-channel 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with hardware capacitive voltage divider (CVD) support for capacitive touch sensing. Additionally, these new MCUs feature 3.5 KB Flash program memory, 256 Bytes RAM, a 32MHz internal oscillator, low-voltage operation from 1.8V to 3.6V, and low power consumption for active and sleep currents of 50µA/MHz and 20nA, respectively. The hardware CVD enables a more efficient implementation of capacitive sensing for touch applications. PIC12LF1552 devices are ideal for use in applications such as temperature-monitoring devices, small remote controls, smartphone buttons, room light control, and coffeemakers.
Microchip's MCP19035 High-Speed Synchronous Buck Controllers are a small, analog-based PWM controller family with integrated synchronous MOSFET drivers offering outstanding transient performance. The MCP19035 operates over a wide 4.5 - 30Vdc range, has a 300 kHz switching-frequency, and offers a factory-adjustable dead-time setting, allowing designers to optimize the performance across a wide selection of MOSFET devices. The MCP19035 family, when combined with Microchip’s MCP87xxx MOSFETs, or any low-FOM MOSFET, produces high-efficiency (>96%) DC/DC power-conversion solutions.
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