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Microchip Technology Inc.


Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.


11 December 2012   -   PIC32MX1/MX2 Now With a 25% Performance Boost

By increasing their speed to 50 MHz or 83 DMIPS, Microchip is taking the PIC32 MX1/MX2 MCUs' performance to a new level, in combination with its feature-packed peripherals and 4-channel DMA.

30 November 2012   -   Mobile-Friendly 3D Gesture Interfaces

MGC3130 is the world's first electrical-field (E-field)-based 3D Gesture Controller, offering low-power, precise, fast and robust hand position tracking with free-space gesture recognition.

21 November 2012   -   Expands mTouch™ Sensing Portfolio

Microchip expands mTouch™ sensing portfolio with Turnkey Controllers for Multitouch, Proximity Detection and Haptic Feedback.

* Four Turnkey Controllers


16 November 2012   -   Free MPLAB® XC32++ Compiler

Free MPLAB® XC32++ Compiler for all 32-bit PIC32 MCUs enables maximum code re-use, is standards compliant for commercial applications, includes Dinkumware® Libraries has no time or memory limits.

7 November 2012   -   Higher Voltages Low-Power Op Amps

Microchip's MCP6H7X/8X/9X families enable wider signal input range and provide easy migration path from 2.7 MHz to 10 MHz, with low-power operation for battery-powered applications.


31 October 2012   -   Expands Low-Cost dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers

New addition to the 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller portfolios with the cost-effective dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family which offers up to 32 KB Flash.

25 October 2012   -   Wi-Fi PICtail Daughter Boards

The Roving Networks Wi-Fi PICtail™/ PICtail Plus Daughter Boards allow customers to easily develop Wi-Fi applications using Microchip's 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC® micros.

19 October 2012   -   dsPIC DSCs for Digital Power and Lighting Apps

The Microchip's new family of Digital Signal Controllers brings new features while lowering power consumption, enabling higher efficiency in AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, HID & LED lighting, solar inverters, and other power conversion applications.

The five-member dsPIC33FJ09GS302 family is optimized for digital-power applications via integrated high-speed ADCs, a zero-wait-state signal processing core, and flexible high-resolution PWMs. These peripherals are integrated for streamlined interoperation, enabling sub-microsecond digital control loops.

10 October 2012   -   8-bit PIC MCUs-eXtreme Low Power & Touch Sensing

Microchip's PIC16F1512/13 8-bit PIC MCUs combine eXtreme Low Power, automated touch sensing.

3 October 2012   -   USB 8-bit PIC MCUs - Need No External Crystal

Microchip expands its certified Full-Speed USB 2.0 Device PIC® microcontroller portfolio with three new Enhanced Midrange 8-bit families comprising 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash.

All feature internal clock sources with the 0.25% clock accuracy necessary for USB communication, which saves up to US$0.15 by eliminating the need for an external crystal.

Additionally, all three families are eXtreme Low Power compliant, with power consumption down to 35 µA/MHz Active and 20 nA in Sleep mode.

- PIC16F1459
- PIC18F45K50
- PIC18F97J94

19 September 2012   -   Volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)

MCP47A1 a Low-Power, Low-Cost 6-bit Volatile DAC with Command Code features 1.8-5.5V Wide Operating Voltage Range; I2C™ and SMBus™ compatibility.

14 August 2012   -   Microchip Technology - Expands Serial SRAMs

Microchip Technology Inc., today expanded its serial SRAM portfolio with four new devices that feature the industry's largest densities and speeds.

They are also the industry's first with 5V operation, which remains prevalent in automotive and industrial applications.

9 July 2012   -   Ultra High Precision, Low Power Op Amps

Microchip expands Zero-Drift Operational Amplifier portfolio for Signal Conditioning, Instrumentation and Portable Sensor Applications with the debut of the MCP6V11 and MCP6V31 single amplifiers.

Operating with a single supply voltage as low as 1.6V and a quiescent current as low as 7.5 µA.

3 July 2012   -   Low-Cost, Small-Package 32-bit PIC32 Micros

PIC32 a new series of low pin count 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that provide 61 DMIPS of performance in packages as small as 5 mm x 5 mm, for space-constrained and cost-sensitive designs.

The PIC32 "MX1" and "MX2" MCUs are the smallest and lowest-cost PIC32 microcontrollers, and are the first PIC32 MCUs to feature dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals.

These latest devices also feature USB On-the-Go (OTG) capabilities, making them ideal for developing audio accessories and other applications in the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive markets.

18 June 2012   -   8-bit PIC Microcontrollers - next-gen peripherals

Microchip announces a new family of 8-bit microcontrollers featuring next-generation analogue and digital peripherals, making them ideal for general-purpose applications, as well as battery charging, LED lighting, ballast-control, power-conversion and system-control applications.

The PIC12F(HV)752 MCUs feature an integrated Complementary Output Generator peripheral that provides non-overlapping, complementary waveforms for inputs such as comparators and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) peripherals, while enabling dead-band control, auto shutdown, auto reset, phase control and blanking control.

Additionally, the new MCUs feature 1.75 KB of self read-write programme memory, 64B of RAM, an on-chip 10-bit ADC, Capture-Compare PWM modules, high-performance comparators down to 40 ns response, and two 50 mA-capable I/Os, enabling engineers to increase overall system capabilities and reduce costs.

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