Microchip enhances mid-range 8-bit PIC® microcontroller core

23 DECEMBER 2008

Microchip announces its enhanced mid-range 8-bit PIC® microcontroller core (MCU) architecture supporting PIC12 and PIC16 MCUs, with feature and peripheral improvements including more program and data memory; a deeper/enhanced hardware stack; additional reset methods; 14 additional programming instructions, including “C” efficiency optimisations resulting in code size reductions; increased peripheral support; and reduced interrupt latency. The enhancements provide users with a performance boost of up to 50% and code-size reductions of up to 40%. Peripheral support includes Microchip’s mTouch™ module for touch-sensing user interfaces; LCD displays; multiple analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) and pulse width modulation (PWM) modules; additional timers and analogue comparators. Additional feature enhancements include increased memory support with program flash addressability up to 56 KB and data RAM up to 4 KB. With 14 additional instructions giving a total of 49 now, the enhanced core optimises program code and data handling, which reduces code space and increases efficiency with fewer clock cycles.

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