• The low energy MCUs help in delivering higher show of knowledge by way of animations and include all kinds of safety features
  • They’re able to working in harsh environmental circumstances and supreme for automotive, industrial and client functions

System builders of battery-powered and different power-conscious designs with and with out LCDs can now simply add an array of revolutionary options utilizing a brand new line of PIC® eXtreme Low Energy (XLP) microcontrollers (MCUs) from Microchip Know-how.

Filled with 14 sorts of Core Impartial Peripherals (CIPs) that function outdoors the Central Processing Unit (CPU) for energy financial savings, the PIC24F GU and GL families of MCUs characteristic the CIP referred to as LCD with Autonomous Animation.

Able to working in harsh environments, the MCU households are perfect for automotive, industrial and client functions.

Most show functions these days contain a couple of animations like periodically alternating between shows and blinking of pixels to point operation. Through the use of an built-in LCD driver with autonomous animation, builders can offload most of those easy animation routines from the CPU, permitting animation even in idle or sleep modes to save lots of energy. To help in rapidly designing such show interfaces, the brand new MCUs include MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) assist. This graphical programming atmosphere helps LCD designer remove the time-consuming activity of mapping the pins and segments.

Strengthened Safety

The brand new MCU households are additionally designed to make it simple to extend the safety of an software, whether or not it’s linked to the Web or a standalone system. Microchip’s CodeGuard™ safety Flash safety allows segmenting reminiscence into boot and common segments to implement reminiscence entry restrictions. The Flash reminiscence is configurable as One Time Programmable (OTP) by way of Microchip’s In-Circuit Serial Programming™ (ICSP) write inhibit characteristic that disables any additional modification of the Flash by way of exterior programmers/debuggers.

Along with these options, safety will be additional enhanced utilizing Microchip’s CryptoAuthentication™ units as a companion chip so as to add safe over-the-air updates and pre-provisioned cloud providers. Lastly, the MCUs are supported by CryptoAuthLib, 16-bit bootloader, USB and plenty of software libraries in MCC to considerably cut back growth time and complexities.

The built-in {hardware} security options of the PIC24F GU and GL households allow dependable operation in harsh environments by way of:

  • Flash Error Correction Code (ECC)
  • Deadman Timer (DMT)
  • Windowed Watchdog Timer (WWDT)
  • Fail-Protected Clock Monitor (FSCM)
  • Configurable Excessive-Low Voltage Detect (HLVD)
  • Cyclic Redundancy Examine (CRC)

The MCUs characteristic an prolonged working temperature of as much as 125 levels Celsius, are automotive AEC Q100 Grade 1 certified and have a diagnostic library for IEC 60730 (family home equipment) Class B security requirements.

“The most recent household of PIC MCUs provides new {hardware} options that enhance low energy efficiency, code safety and dependable operation in functions throughout a number of segments,” mentioned Joe Thomsen, vice chairman of Microchip’s MCU16 enterprise unit. “This scalable household of units allow functions from cloud-connected low-power IoT nodes and sensor methods to automotive, client and industrial automation functions and helps builders simply add shows, robustness and safety to their designs.”

Improvement Assist

The PIC24F GU and GL MCUs are supported by Microchip’s MPLAB® growth ecosystem together with Microchip’s MPLAB X Built-in Improvement Setting (IDE) and MPLAB Code Configurator. Different supporting boards embrace the PIC24F LCD and USB Curiosity Improvement Board, PIC24F LCD Curiosity Improvement Board, and the PIC24FJ512GU410 and PIC24FJ128GL306 Normal Function Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for the Explorer 16/32 Improvement Board.

The PIC24F GL3 household with built-in LCD is out there in 28-, 36-, 48- and 64-pin packages as small as 4×4 mm (uQFN). Reminiscence ranges from 64 KB to 128 KB Flash and eight KB RAM. The PIC24F GU4 / GL4 household with built-in LCD and USB is out there in 48-, 64-, 80- and 100-pin packages with reminiscence ranges from 128 KB to 512 KB Flash and 32 KB RAM.