Microchip announced from ESC Silicon Valley two new 8-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of innovative PIC MCUs with core-independent peripherals (CIPs), to be used in a much broader range of applications.
Intelligent, interconnected CIPs combine to perform functions autonomously, without the core. Because these functions are deterministically and reliably performed in hardware instead of software, CIPs enable system performance that is far beyond typical 8-bit MCUs while simplifying the design experience and reducing memory cost.
The two new families are available in 8 to 40-pin packages, reducing board space while serving a wide 1.8 to 5.5V operating range. Both families offer the Peripheral Pin Select feature, which enables flexible pin mapping and PCB routing to minimize EMI and crosstalk.