NewsMicrochip Announces Microcontrollers that Solve Tough Analog System Design Challenges

Microchip Announces Microcontrollers that Solve Tough Analog System Design Challenges

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Sensor-based Web of Points (IoT) applications rely upon a mix of analog functionality as well as digital control capability to meet a challenging listing of needs including affordable, little dimension, efficiency as well as reduced power. Addressing this challenge with a concentrate on enhanced microcontroller (MCU) combination, Microchip Modern technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today revealed the PIC18-Q41 as well as AVR DB MCU family members that are the first to incorporate advanced analog peripherals and also multi-voltage procedure with inter-peripheral links for enhanced system assimilation and lowered signal acquisition times, as well as use the ease and also performance of operating in a solitary layout environment.

” Integrated circuit is bringing simple analog capacity to economical IMAGE ® and also AVR ® MCUs so developers can satisfy the demands of large-scale IoT systems,” stated Greg Robinson, associate vice head of state of marketing for Microchip’s 8-bit microcontroller company unit. “With an unified, smooth development tool experience, developers can use these MCUs as a single-chip controller, or as an intelligent analog signal conditioning part in a bigger system.”

To resolve the need for signal conditioning in space-constrained sensing and measuring applications such as IoT end nodes as well as commercial, medical devices, wearables, vehicle as well as lighting systems, the PIC18-Q41 MCU has a configurable Functional Amplifier (Op Amp) as well as Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) with computation and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). It is specifically well-suited for IoT and large-scale expert system (AI) at-the-edge, consisting of anticipating upkeep side nodes in a smart factory. Supplied in small 14- and 20-pin packages, the PIC18-Q41 MCU additionally makes an excellent buddy to Integrated circuit’s 32-bit MCUs and other controllers that call for analog assimilation.

Mixed-signal IoT systems often consist of multiple power domains, and also the AVR DB MCU simplifies the difficulties of these styles while minimizing price by incorporating true bi-directional degree shifters. This attribute lowers price in a large range of applications including automobile, appliances, HVAC as well as fluid dimension. The enhancement of three independent as well as highly configurable Op Amps, a 12-bit differential ADC, 10-bit DAC, three no cross detectors and also Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) makes the AVR DB MCU suitable for practically any type of application entailing analog signal conditioning and handling functions.

Growth Assistance

The PIC18-Q41 as well as AVR DB MCU item family members are sustained by Integrated circuit’s MPLAB ® X Integrated Development Atmosphere (IDE), its MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) as well as the MPLAB Mindi ™ Analog Simulator. MCC is a cost-free software program plug-in that gives a graphical user interface to set up peripherals and also functions certain to an application. In addition to MCC, the AVR DB is supported by Atmel BEGINNING, Atmel Workshop and third-party devices such as IAR as well as the GCC C compiler. MCC and also BEGINNING aid analog and digital developers easily configure an Op Amp system for different regular use instances with an icon without coding required.

Both MCU households provide a compact, cost-effective development board with shows and debugging abilities: the PIC18F16Q41 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit (EV26Q64A) as well as the AVR DB Inquisitiveness Nano Examination Package (EV35L43A). Quick start overviews for the PHOTO MCU and also the AVR MCU are available to begin jobs right away.

Prices as well as Accessibility

The PIC18-Q41 and also AVR DB MCUs are offered in a series of memory dimensions, plans as well as rate points. The PIC18-Q41 rates starts at $0.65 in 10,000-unit quantities. The AVR DB rates starts at $0.95 in 10,000-unit quantities.


Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.