Microchip announces the latest additions to the Enhanced Mid-Range core 8-bit PIC® microcontroller (MCU) family with the peripheral-rich, low pin-count PIC12F(LF)1840 and PIC16F(LF)1847. Featuring 7 KB and 14 KB of on-chip Flash memory, respectively, and up to 1 K RAM, the new devices are the highest-memory PIC® MCUs in 8- and 18-pin packages. The LF versions feature eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology, which remains the industry-standard for battery-friendly MCUs, helping to improve overall energy efficiency with active currents of less than 40 µA/MHz and sleep currents down to 20 nA.
The combination of large memories, low power consumption and a high number of peripherals, such as mTouch™ capacitive touch-sensing and multiple communications peripherals, helps designers to extend battery life, reduce board space and also lower their bill-of-materials costs in a wide range of applications. These include appliances such as coffee makers, blenders, dishwashers; consumer electronics such as battery chargers, vacuum cleaners, printers or remote controls; and automotive LED lighting, remote keyless entry and body electronics.