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For applications that need compelling and intuitive user interfaces, our portfolio includes devices with integrated low-power segmented LCD drivers or colorful graphical display drivers with hardware acceleration. Additionally, Microchip offers a broad portfolio of touch solutions for resistive and projected capacitive applications that make it easy for you to integrate touch sensing interfaces. These hardware peripherals are supported by free software libraries to quickly integrate the touch and display functions into your application with a single microcontroller.

 

16-bit Peripheral Integrated Analog Block Diagram
LCD Driver: Liquid Crystal Display
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The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) driver module generates the timing control to drive a Static or Multiplexed LCD panel and meets low power design requirements including driving the LCD display in sleep mode as well as software contrast control for boosting or dimming. Find more info on PIC® MCUs with Integrated LCD Controller below:

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This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here.
Graphics Controller
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16-bit devices have a highly integrated graphics controller supporting direct interface with display glasses with built-in analog drive for individual pixel control in the screen. The module also provides accelerated rendering of vertical and horizontal lines, rectangles, copying of a rectangular area between different locations on the screen, drawing texts and decompressing compressed data. Below is helpful information found in the FRM, many app notes, and code examples Microchip has made available:

Family Reference Manual Section (FRM):
Application Notes:
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CTMU: Charge Time Measurement Unit
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The Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) provides capacitive sensing for touch buttons, sliders and system measurements and detection (e.g. water level, intrusion detection, etc.) using an analog CTMU that provides accurate differential time measurement between pulse sources and asynchronous pulse generation. Learn more below about this innovative peripheral:

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Code Example:
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This is a Core Independent Peripheral. To read more, click here.

Key Attributes

  • Direct drive of inexpensive, low power displays
  • Integrated graphical acceleration
  • Enables more modern and stylish designs
  • Lower costs and increases readability

 

Target Applications

 

  • Time, flow and distance measurement
  • Relative and absolute capacitance measurement
  • Proximity detection
  • Temperature sensing

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