Microchip launches PIC16F13145 series of MCUs to promote new developments in customizable logic

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Microchip launches PIC16F13145 series of MCUs to promote new developments in customizable logic

Posted Date: 2024-01-26

To meet the growing demand for customization in embedded applications, Microchip Technology Inc. has launchedPIC16F13145 series microcontroller (MCU), providing tailor-made hardware solutions. This series of MCUs is equipped with new Core Independent Peripherals (CIP), configurable logic block modules, which can create custom hardware-based combinational logic functions directly within the MCU.

Due to its integration into the MCU, CLB enables designers to optimize the speed and response time of embedded control systems without the need for external logic components, thereby reducing bill of materials (BOM) cost and power consumption. Graphical interface tools help synthesize custom logic designs using CLB, further simplifying the process. The PIC16F13145 family is designed for applications that utilize custom protocols, task sequencing, or I/O control to manage real-time control systems in industrial and automotive areas.

Greg Robinson, Microchip's vice president of 8-bit microcontroller business unit, said: "Configurable Logic Cell (CLC) modules have been integrated into Microchip MCUs for more than ten years, and the newly released CLB module is a new stage in the development of our customizable logic products. , enabling this family of MCUs to be used in applications typically relegated to the realm of stand-alone programmable logic devices. Few single-chip solutions on the market today solve the design challenges of embedded engineers like the PIC16F131 family of MCUs. The new MCUs can handle custom logic functions , minimize power consumption, simplify design, and adapt to changing design requirements.”

Because the operation of CLB does not depend on the CPU clock speed, it can improve system latency and provide a low-power solution. CLB can be used to make logical decisions while the CPU is in sleep mode, further reducing power consumption and software dependencies. The PIC16F13145 MCU also includes a fast 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with built-in computing capabilities, an 8-bit analog-to-analog converter (DAC), fast comparators, 8-bit and 16-bit timers, and a serial communications module (I2C and SPI), allowing many system-level tasks to be performed without a CPU. The series will be available in a variety of packages from 8-pin to 20-pin.

development tools

The PIC16F13145 family of MCUs is supported by the MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), a free software plug-in in MPLAB X IDE that provides a simple GUI-based interface for configuring the device and onboard peripherals (including CLB). This interface provides advanced users with the option to use a Hardware Description Language (HDL) to design the required custom logic via schematics, thereby reducing development time. There are two options for the new synthesizer: integrated into the MCC, and online at logic.microchip.com.PIC16F131 Curiosity Nano Evaluation KitComprehensive support for designing with the PIC16F131 family orchestrates a seamless embedded development experience and reduces time to market.

Review Editor: Liu Qing

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