The MEC140X/1X family is a highly-configurable, mixed signal,
advanced I/O controller architecture. MEC1418 is a keyboard and embedded
controller customized for notebooks and tablet platforms. It incorporates a
32-bit MIPS32 M14K Microcontroller core with 192KB of closely-coupled SRAM for
code and data that loads from SPI Flash. Designers can leverage the host
SPI-flash (used for BIOS storage) for non-volatile EC firmware storage, as a
cost-effective system solution.
Microchip’s MEC14XX family reduces the system bill-of-materials cost by providing a flexible arrangement that allows multiple I/O signals to be configured to support either 3.3V or 1.8V. This eliminates the need for external voltage translators. The MEC1418 communicates with the system host through the Intel Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI) or through Intel's Low Pin Count (LPC).
All members of the MEC14XX family are pin and register compatible and are supported by Microchip’s development tools. Examples include the MPLAB® XC Compilers, the MPLAB REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator (part # DV244005), the MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger (part # DV164035) and the PICkit™ 3 Starter Kit (part # DV164130).
The MEC1418 is an embedded controller designed for computing applications such as notebooks, tablets and single board computing platforms. The MEC1418 has a highly-configurable, mixed signal, advanced I/O controller architecture. The device incorporates a 32-bit MIPS32 M14K Microcontroller core with a closely-coupled SRAM for code and data. A secure boot-loader is used to download the...
The PICkit 3 is not recommended for new designs. For new designs, please see the MPLAB PICKit 4.
Microchip’s PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer uses in-circuit debugging logic incorporated into each chip with Flash memory to provide a low-cost hardware debugger and programmer. In-circuit...
The MPLAB ICD 3 is a mature product. For new designs, consider using the MPLAB ICD 4 (DV164045)
MPLAB® ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger System is Microchip's most cost effective high-speed hardware debugger/programmer for Microchip Flash Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller...
MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator System is Microchip’s next generation high speed emulator for Microchip Flash DSC® and MCU devices. It debugs and programs PIC® and dsPIC® Flash microcontrollers with the easy-to-use but powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE), included with each kit.
The MPLAB REAL ICE probe is
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