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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.

Click for Larger Image - New PIC Microcontrollers with Integrated Op-Amps 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.

Click for Larger Image - Block Diagram for Microchip PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 Microcontrollers

Features of the PIC16F570 PIC Microcontroller

  • PIC 8-bit CPU Core
    • Two Hardware Interrupts
    • Four Stack levels
  • 3kB Flash Program Memory with self read/write capability
  • 132 byte SRAM Data Memory
  • 64 byte EEPROM Data Memory
  • Internal 8MHz oscillator
  • Dual Op Amp Module with 3MHz Gain-Bandwidth-Product
  • Dual Analog Comparator Module
  • 8 Channel 8 bit ADC
  • Brown-Out Reset
  • On-board Watchdog Timer
  • One 8-bit Timer
  • 25mA Source/Sink current I/O
  • In Circuit Serial Programming
  • Low Standby Current: 100 nA @ 2.0V, typical
  • Wide Operating Voltage (2.0V – 5.5V)
  • eXtreme Low Power

More information on the PIC16F527 Microcontroller can be found on the Microchip Web site at Microchip PIC16F527 Microcontroller product page

For information on the PIC16F570 Microcontroller refer to the Microchip Web site at Microchip PIC16F570 Microcontroller product page

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The company's Web site address is www.microchip.com
[Reprinted with kind permission from Microchip Corporation - Release Date, 13th March, 2017]