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Latest PIC® MCU Family Brings Ease of Design with More Core Independent Peripherals

PIC16F15386 Family with CIPs Uses MPLAB® Code Configurator for Quick Development

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CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2017 — The PIC16F15386 family, the most powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC® microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, is now available from  Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. In addition to our current Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), this family includes a high-accuracy 32 MHz internal oscillator and memory features like Memory Access Partition (MAP) with bootloader-friendly write-protection to prevent accidental over-write. Device Information Area (DIA) offers protected storage for unique device identification and calibration values. The PIC16F15386 family also offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use development experience with Microchip’s MPLAB® Xpress with MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) - the quickest way to generate application code. The family is suitable for a broad range of general-purpose and low-power applications.

The scalable 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. The family offers high levels of CIP integration to perform system functions (signal generation, motor control, safety monitoring, system communications, and human interface) outside the core while consuming as little power as possible. The new MCUs also contain power management features (IDLE and DOZE modes and Peripheral Module Disable) that allow engineers to optimize the balance between power consumption and performance.

“We’ve always offered a diverse portfolio of products with large market appeal,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s 8-bit MCU division. “With the combination of the most requested features and peripherals by our large base of PIC MCU users, the flexibility in memory size and package options and the availability of MPLAB Xpress with MCC, we expect the PIC16F15386 family to be popular with experienced and first-time PIC MCU designers.”

For more information on the PIC16F15386 family, visit: www.microchip.com/153XXLaunch

Development Support

The new family-specific Xpress series development board enables projects to start immediately. In only two minutes, engineers can start application code development with the Xpress series board and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The 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. MCC is a free software plug-in that provides a graphical interface to configure peripherals and functions specific to your application. For a limited time, we are offering free Xpress series boards.

Pricing and Availability

The PIC16F15386 family includes 13 unique products that are offered in various package options including PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP. All products are available now for sampling and in volume production. Volume pricing starts at $0.33 for the product family.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor or visit our website.  To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to the new, easier to navigate and mobile-optimized microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.


About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

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