Microchip – Announces Expansion of its Low-Cost PIC32MX1/2 Series With Larger Flash and RAM

The MCUs are an expansion to the popular PIC32MX1/2 series. They now offer larger Flash and RAM options, a wide variety of features including I2S for digital audio and 83 DMIPS performance for executing Bluetooth Audio and advanced control applications, CTMU for capacitive touch sensing, 8-bit PMP for graphics or external memory, a 10-bit 1- Msps,13-channel ADC and serial communications peripherals supporting USB-device/host/OTG functionality.

Microchip’s new MPLAB® Harmony software development framework that supports these devices simplifies the development cycle by integrating the license, resale and support of Microchip and third party middleware, drivers, libraries and RTOSs.

Specifically, Microchip’s available software packages such as Bluetooth audio development suites, audio equalizer filter libraries, various Decoders including AAC, MP3, SBC, sample rate conversion libraries, USB stacks, graphics and touch libraries will rapidly reduce the development time. The PIC32MX1/2 MCUs are targeted for low-cost applications such as clock radios, and entertainment-system sound bars, as well as touch screens with buttons as Bluetooth speakers, noise-cancelling headsets include industrial-grade noise-cancelling headsets and medical/industrial displays with touch-sensing.

The PIC32MX1/MX2 series is supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB XC32 Compiler for PIC32. Hardware tools that support the PIC32MX1/MX2 series, are PIC32MX270F256D Plug-in-Module for Explorer 16 Development Board MA320014 and PIC32MX270F256D Plug-in-Module for Bluetooth Audio Development Kit (MA320013). These new PIC32MX1/2 MCUs are available now in 28-pin QFN, SOIC, SPDIP and SSOP packages and 44-pin QFN, TQFP and VTLA packages. 

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