PIC16F(LF)720/1 are general-purpose MCUs that offer integrated control peripherals with newer features, such as self-write memory and a temperature indicator module. The self-write Flash program memory can be used to perform remote firmware updates, while the temperature-indicator module provides a means for measuring the temperature of the surrounding environment. Additionally, the integrated communication peripherals can be used for serial data transfer between other devices on or off the PCB. These MCUs are available in packages as small as a 4 mm x 4 mm QFN, to enable space-constrained applications.
“The PIC16F(LF)720/1 family provides customers with a general-purpose platform for developing cost-sensitive applications,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s Security, Microcontroller & Technology Development Division. “The addition of smaller pin-count options, self-write program memory and temperature indicator module further expands this family into even lower-cost applications.”
Microchip’s complete suite of standard development tools can be used with the PIC16F(LF)720/1 MCUs, including the user-friendly and free MPLAB® IDE; HI-TECH C® Compiler for PIC16 MCUs, PICkit™ 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer, MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger, and the MPLAB PM3 Universal Device Programmer. More information on Microchip development tools is available at http://www.microchip.com/get/CJCU.
Packaging & Availability
The PIC16F(LF)720/1 MCUs are available in a 20-pin, 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package, as well as 20-pin PDIP, SOIC and SSOP packages. Samples can be ordered today at http://www.microchip.com/get/FQ4V. Volume-production quantities can be ordered today at microchipDIRECT (http://www.microchip.com/get/M5T0). For further information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/JWCJ. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.
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