I find nothing in MPLAB 8.36 (device selection or readme on device support) that indicates ANYTHING about these new devices.
I am using 8.40, it was released about 10 days ago, and some of the devices are included.
A line with 128k would be nice - but unlikely
Then either you will be pleasantly surprised or I will be disappointed! Microchip have said that 128K RAM devices are in the pipeline, so I am fairly confident that these will be available ( but not necessarily in the first devices that are launched ).
Given there is still NO information on these new PIC32 parts, I wouldn't count on seeing them sampling until Dec./Jan.
I suspect that some samples are already available to major customers, but the rest of us will probably have to wait until at least the new year.
The TCP stack guys (Howard) are obviously going to be working on modifications to support these new parts.
Indeed so, and there is no mention of these parts in the current library, which reinforces your view that these devices won't be available for quite a while.
I'll also bet no internal 10/100Phy (RMII only - fewer pins).
I will have to disagree with you there! Although I probably should have said RMII rather than MII, fewer valuable pins as you said.
Unless there is a 144-pin part...
XBGA packages for existing parts are listed on Microchip Direct for availability next month, so that may happen. However, there is no mention of these in the available datasheets so I don't see how anybody could make use of them. If it is just a repackaging of the existing 100 pin die then the only advantage would be a reduction in board space anyway.
The website has been a bit of a disaster area the last week or two, and is going to be down for upgrade tomorrow. Maybe there has been a moratorium on adding new material until the new site is up, in which case we could have a lot of new information next week.
post edited by Nigle - 2009/10/23 15:38:37