Microchip Technology Inc. has officially launched the SAM D5x and SAM E5x microcontroller (MCU) families. These new 32-bit MCU families offer extensive connectivity interfaces, powerful performance, and robust hardware-based security for a wide variety of applications. These microcontrollers combine the performance of an ARM Cortex-M4 processor with a Floating Point Unit (FPU) which offloads the Central Processing Unit (CPU). This, in turn, increases the system efficiency and enables process-intensive applications on a low-power platform. The D5x and E5x MCUs run up to 120 MHz and feature up to 1MB of dual-panel Flash with Error Correction Code (ECC). This enables live updates without causing any harm to the running system.
Microchip Technology Inc. has officially announced the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC32MM microcontroller family with the introduction of new “GPM” MCUs. These devices feature large memory in small packages offering ample battery life or space-constrained applications. The latest offering carries several connectivity options, Core Independent Peripherals, and feature-rich development boards. These MCUs are ideally suitable for digital audio applications, gaming/entertainment devices, Internet of Things (IoT) sensor nodes and portable medical devices.
Microchip Technology Inc. has recently introduced the SAM R30 System in Package (SiP) that incorporates a single-chip ultra-low power RF microcontroller along with an 802.15.4 sub-GHz radio. It’s a compact 5 mm package with a multi-year battery life, design flexibility, and proven reliability. This makes it ideal for connected home, smart city, and other industrial applications. In the present situation, when demand for battery-powered wireless systems is huge, the Sam R30 package meets the power-conscious demands of the market by offering extended battery life. The SiP is built using the SAM L21 MCU leveraging the Cortex® M0+ architecture, the most energy-efficient ARM®-based architecture available.