Low power PIC32 family has core independent peripherals
Core independent peripherals are featured in the PIC32MM family, which is Microchip’s lowest power and most cost-effective family of 32bit PIC32 microcontrollers, says the company.
The family is designed to bridge the gap between the company’s PIC24F XLP and PIC32MX families. The core independent peripherals are designed to offload the CPU for lower power and lower system design cost. The devices are supported by the company’s MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) to help simplify and accelerate designs.
Sleep modes are down to 500 nA, and for applications with space constraints, package options are 4.0 x 4.0mm. Peripherals available include Configurable Logic Cells (CLC) and Multiple-output Capture Compare PWMs (MCCPs) which help enable sensorless BLDC motor-control applications.
To accelerate evaluation and development, a PIC32MM processor plug-in module is available (MA320020). This plugs into the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001). Support is available from the MPLAB ecosystem including MPLAB X IDE and XC32 compiler. There is also the MPLAB Code Configurator, a plug-in to the MPLAB X, to help with easy peripheral set-up, device configuration and pin mapping.
Package options are a 20pin QFN and SSOP, 28pin µQFN, QFN, SOIC, SSOP, SPDIP, 36pin QFN and 40pin uQFN packaging and in 16, 32 and 64kbye Flash variants.