Microchip Technology Inc. recently announced the four-member PIC18F4321 8-bit microcontroller family with advanced peripherals, low pin count, small-footprint package options and low power consumption via nanoWatt Technology
Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, recently announced the four-member PIC18F4321 8-bit microcontroller family with advanced peripherals, low pin count, small-footprint package options and low power consumption via nanoWatt Technology.
According to Microchip Technology Inc.:
This family offers engineers a more cost-effective entry point to Microchip's PIC18 high-end 8-bit microcontroller family, with increased performance and peripherals at a lower price—while maintaining a seamless upward migration path to more memory, peripherals and performance.
Many designs require a high-performance 8-bit microcontroller with advanced peripherals, but relatively small memory. The PIC18F4321 provides two serial ports for expanded connectivity, a high-speed 13-channel, 10-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with auto acquisitioning for faster measurements and lower code overhead, and nanoWatt Technology features to reduce power consumption and prolong battery life. Conversely, the PIC18F4321 offers the ideal amount of Enhanced Flash program memory—up to 8 Kbytes—to maintain cost-effective pricing.
The PIC18F4321 microcontrollers can be used in a broad range of horizontal applications. Specific examples include: Battery-Powered Devices, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Instrumentation, Communications Control, Automotive and Appliances.
Key features of the PIC18F4321 family include:
4 or 8 Kbytes of Flash program memory
256 Bytes of EEPROM data memory
Two Serial Ports (1 synchronous, 1 asynchronous) for USART, I2C™ or SPI communication
10-bit A/D x 13 channels at 100 ksps
2 analog comparators
Enhanced capture/compare/pulse-width modulation module with support for MOSFET H-bridges
Development Tools : The PIC18F4321 family maintains compatibility with Microchip's free MPLAB® IDE integrated development environment, MPLAB C18 C compiler, MPLAB ICD 2 in-circuit debugger and emulator, and the MPLAB PM3 universal device programmer. In addition, the PICDEM™ 2 Plus (part # DM163022) demonstrates the capabilities of the PIC18F4321 family.
SOURCE: Microchip Technology