Press Release Summary:
Model PIC16F72 Flash microcontroller offers migration path for applications that require reprogrammable Flash memory. Available in various 28-lead packages, microcontroller suits small memory applications requiring analog functionality with serial communication and digital I/0. It offers 3.6 Kbyte Flash program memory, 128 bytes RAM, up to 5 MIPS performance at 20 MHz, and operating voltage range of 2.0-5.5 V. Serial I/O includes SPI(TM) and 12C(TM) communications protocols.
Original Press Release:
Microchip Technology Debuts Powerful 28-Pin Picmicro® Flash Microcontroller With Analog-To-Digital Converter
CHANDLER, Ariz., June 5, 2002 INASDAQ: MCHPI - Committed to supporting a comprehensive portfolio of field-programmable PICmicro® microcontrollers, Microchip Technology Inc. today introduced its PIC16F72 Flash microcontroller. To accommodate today's ever shortening and ever changing product life cycles, the PIC16F72 is code and pin-out compatible with the Company's PIC16CR72 ROM- and PIC16C72A OTP-based microcontrollers. The PIC16F72 offers users a proven migration path to address applications that now require reprogrammable Flash memory to meet market requirements, thus allowing existing boards and software to be used and design cycles shortened. The PIC16F72 Flash device is available in 28-lead PDIP, SOIC, SSOP packages as well as the new 28-lead Quad Flat No Leads (QFN) Chip Scale Package (CSP), which saves board space.
Highly flexible and cost effective, the PIC16F72 Flash microcontroller is ideal for small memory applications requiring analog functionality with serial communication and digital I/0 requirements. Targeted applications include automotive body controls, automotive cabin controls, electric tools, battery chargers, and consumer appliances.
The PIC16F72 microcontroller features 3.6K bytes of Flash program memory, 128 bytes RAM, up to 5 MIPS performance at 20 MHz, and an operating voltage range of 2.0-5.5 volts. A 5-channel, 8-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a Capture/Compare/PWM module, two 8-bit timers and one 16-bit timers are additional features. Brownout detection/reset (BOR), a watchdog timer (WDT), and In-Circuit Serial Programming(TM) (ICSP(TM)) technology are also included. Serial I/O features include SPI(TM) and 12C(TM) communications protocols.
A complete line of Microchip development tools are in place to support the PIC16F72 device. The MPLAB® In-Circuit Emulator (ICE) 2000 features interchangeable processor modules and device adapters that allow the emulator system to be easily configured to emulate different processors. The MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) gives users the flexibility to edit, compile and emulate from a single user interface. Programming tools include the PRO MATE® II device programmer and the PICSTART® development programmer.
Available in 28-lead packages, pricing for the PIC16F72 microcontrollers in 1,000-unit quantities is $1.97 each for the PDIP, SOIC and QFN packages and $2.05 each for the SSOP package. Samples are available today with volume shipments now. For additional information or pricing on these devices, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor or visit www.microchip.com.
Microchip Technology Inc. manufactures the popular PICmicro® field-programmable RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8- and 16-bit embedded control applications, and a broad spectrum of high-performance linear and mixed-signal, power management and thermal management devices. The Company also offers complementary microperipheral products including interface devices; microID® RFID devices; serial EEPROMs; and the patented KEELOQ® security devices. This synergistic product portfolio targets thousands of applications and a growing demand for high-performance designs in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets. The Company's quality systems are ISO 9001 (1994 version) and QS9000 (1998 version) certified. Microchip is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona with design facilities in Mountain View, California and Bangalore, India; semiconductor fabrication facilities in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona and Puyallup, Washington; and assembly and test operations near Bangkok, Thailand. Microchip employs approximately 2,950 people worldwide and has sales offices throughout Asia, Europe, Japan and the Americas. More information on the Company can be found at www.microchip.com.