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New Arm-based PIC microcontrollers with Bluetooth LE

23 November 2022 DSP, Micros & Memory

Wireless connectivity has become a mandatory feature for many products, but often increases the cost and complexity of system design since it generally must be added as part of the larger application. Microchip Technology has introduced its first Arm Cortex-M4F-based PIC microcontroller family that solves this wireless connectivity design challenge. It accomplishes this by integrating Bluetooth Low Energy functionality directly into one of a system’s most basic components.

“Our PIC32CX-BZ2 MCU family removes barriers that have made it difficult to bring wireless applications to market, from availability problems and complexity challenges to regulatory certification hurdles and long-term support concerns,” said Steve Caldwell, vice president of Microchip’s wireless solutions business unit. “Our family tightly integrates wireless connectivity with an MCU that is built on our decades of specialised experience and backed by a vertical manufacturing approach that encompasses ICs, Microchip’s highly integrated software stacks, in-house module manufacturing and a customer-driven obsolescence practice.”

Microchip’s PIC32CX-BZ2 family includes system-on-chip (SoC) devices as well as global regulatory-certified, RF-ready modules. In addition to Bluetooth Low Energy functionality, the family includes Zigbee stacks and over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities.

The MCU family hardware features include a 12-bit analog to digital converter, multiple timer/counters channels, an on-board encryption engine, and a broad set of interfaces for touch, CAN, sensor, display and other peripherals. The family’s 1 MB of Flash memory supports large application codes, multiprotocol wireless stacks, and OTA updates.

AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified packages provide an operating temperature up to 125°C and further simplify wireless connectivity integration where highly robust solutions are required.


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