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New tinyAVRR MCUs increase system throughput while lowering power consumption in embedded applications

EM News Bereau ,  Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:51 Hrs  [IST]

14 March 2017, New Delhi, [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has further expanded its AVR® microcontroller (MCU) portfolio by adding three new devices to the tinyAVR® MCU family. The new ATtiny1617 series of MCUs expand the range of AVR devices that feature Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), which help increase system throughput and while lowering overall power consumption. The new devices extend the memory offering for these next generation tinyAVR MCUs with new 16 KB Flash options, while remaining pin and code compatible with the recently released ATtiny817 series devices.  Furthermore, all members of the family are supported by Atmel START, an online tool for intuitive graphical configuration of embedded software projects.

The new MCUs offer 16 KB Flash, 256 B EEPROM, and 2 KB RAM in 14-, 20-, and 24-pin packages. The devices contain key features of other tinyAVR MCUs including the Event System Controller, which allows peripherals to communicate without using the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and enables designers to customise the configuration of the MCU for their specific application. The on-chip Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) simplifies the development of capacitive touch systems. Other integrated features include: a 20 MHz internal oscillator, high-speed serial communication with USART, SPI, and I2C, configurable custom logic blocks, a 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) with internal voltage references, operating voltages ranging from 1.8 V to 5.5 V, and picoPower® technology for sleep currents as low as 100 nA.

“There is more growth and innovation in the AVR MCU portfolio now than at any point in the past decade,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s 8-bit MCU division. “Microchip is committed to continue the AVR MCU family of products.”

For more information, visit: www.microchip.com/1617series

Development and support

The new devices are fully supported by the Atmel Studio 7 Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the STK600 platform and Atmel START, a free online tool to configure peripherals and software for easy development.                                   

Availability

The three new ATtiny MCUs are available today for sampling and in volume production.

·         ATtiny1617 is available in a QFN24 package for 10k units.

·         The ATtiny1616 is available in a QFN20 and SOIC20 package for 10k units.

·         The ATtiny1614 is available in a SOIC14 package for 10k units. 

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to the new, easier to navigate and mobile-optimised microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distribution partners.

Resources

High-res images available through Flickr or editorial contact (feel free to publish):

·         Chip Graphic:  www.flickr.com/photos/microchiptechnology/32374644683/sizes/l

·         Block Diagram:  www.flickr.com/photos/microchiptechnology/32374635923/sizes/l

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:  MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, 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. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.
 
                 
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