Microchip Releases New PIC® Microcontrollers with Integrated Op-Amps
New MCUs Feature On-Chip Op Amps, High-Speed Comparators, and ADC for General-Purpose, Signal Conditioning and Sensing Applications
Microchip has just released the new PIC16F527 and PIC16F570, which combine the ease-of-use of a PIC MCU
with low-cost analog peripherals to create a well-integrated,
cost-effective family suitable for a wide range of applications.
With an on-chip dual Op Amp module, 8-bit ADC and two comparators, these MCUs are ideal for systems that require
signal conditioning and amplification to interpret analog inputs.
The PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 employ a small and highly efficient 8-bit architecture, and add several features to support ease of use and system robustness. The all-new hardware interrupt capability gives designers the freedom to implement more complex functions without adding software overhead, while an integrated Brown-Out Reset (BOR) can detect faults in system power and safely reset the MCU to avoid memory corruption. The two MCUs also feature self-read/write program Flash memory, which allows for high-use data EEPROM functionality. These key features, along with the integration of commonly used analog peripherals, make the PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 well suited for a number of low-cost sensor products, such as smoke detectors, carbon-monoxide detectors, photo sensors and automotive sensor-interface modules.
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[Reprinted with kind permission from Microchip Corporation - Release Date, 13th March, 2017]