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).
MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is an expandable, highly configurable software program that incorporates powerful tools to help you discover, configure, develop, debug and qualify embedded designs for most of Microchip’s microcontrollers, microprocessors and digital signal controllers.
MPLAB X IDE works seamlessly with the MPLAB development ecosystem of
The PICkit 3 is not recommended for new designs and no new device support will be added to it as of June 1, 2019. 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...
The MPLAB ICD 3 is a mature product and no new device support will be added to it as of June 1, 2019. 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...
Not recommended for new designs and no new device support will be added to it as of June 1, 2019. For new designs, please consider the MPLAB ICD 4 (DV164045).
MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator System is Microchip’s next generation high speed emulator for...
For pricing and availability, contact Microchip Local Sales.