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Latest PIC® MCU family from Microchip

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With the PIC16F15386 family, distributor Rutronik presents the most powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC® microcontroller (MCU) portfolio from Microchip. In addition to Microchip’s current Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), this new family includes a high-accuracy 32MHz internal oscillator and memory features such as Memory Access Partition (MAP) with bootloader-friendly write-protection to prevent accidental over-write. The PIC16F15386 family is suitable for a broad range of general purpose and low-power applications.

The scalable PIC16F15386 family offers up to 28KB Flash and 2KB RAM in 8- to 48-pin package options. It is the first 8-bit PIC MCU family to offer the 48-pin package, adding more Analog-to-Digital-Converter (ADC) channels and I/Os. Device Information Area (DIA) offers protected storage for unique device identification and calibration values. It also offers high levels of CIP integration to perform system functions, such as signal generation, motor control, safety monitoring, system communications, and human interface, outside the core while minimizing power consumption. Offering IDLE and DOZE modes as well as Peripheral Module Disable power-management features, engineers are able to optimize the balance between power consumption and performance.

 

Thanks to the new family-specific Xpress series development board, projects can be started immediately: In only two minutes, engineers may start application code development with the Xpress series board and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress IDE. The PIC16F15386 family is also supported by two curiosity boards (DM164136 and DM164137) and Microchip’s free software development platforms including MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) and MPLAB X IDE. The MCC is a free software plug-in that provides a graphical interface to configure peripherals and functions specific to an application. The PIC16F15386 family includes 13 unique products in various package options including PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP.

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