Status: In Production
MEC1428 is the latest member of the MEC14XX family and adds a new level of design functionality for computing engineers by adding Slave Attached Flash (SAF), which is an optimal solution for USB Type-C™ power delivery. This device is pin and register compatible with the MEC140X and MEC141X families, which allows designers to easily add eSPI and additional features and have more flexibility in their designs. It retains eSPI Master Attached Flash (MAF) capability.
The MEC14xx family is a keyboard and embedded controller
customized for notebooks and computing platforms. The MEC140X/1X/2X family is a
highly-configurable, mixed signal, advanced I/O controller architecture.
MEC1428 incorporates a 32-bit MIPS32 M14K Microcontroller core with 192 KB 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 also provides a flexible arrangement that allows multiple I/O signals to be configured to support either 3.3V or 1.8V, reducing the system bill-of-materials cost by eliminating the need for external voltage translators. The MEC1428 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).
Additional products with eSPI capability: MEC1418, MEC1701, MEC1704, MEC1705
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.
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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).
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The MEC1428 is an embedded controller designed for computing applications such as notebooks, tablets and single board computing platforms. The MEC1428 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 custom...
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