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Low-power MCU family offers power-saving peripherals, hardware safety and secure code protection

System developers of battery-powered and other power-conscious designs with and without LCD displays can now easily add an array of innovative features using a new line of PIC® eXtreme Low Power (XLP) microcontrollers (MCUs) from Microchip.Packed with 14 types of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that operate outside the Central Processing Unit (CPU) for power savings, the PIC24F GU and GL families of MCUs feature the CIP called LCD with Autonomous Animation.

Most display applications involve a few common animations like periodically alternating between displays and blinking of pixels to indicate operation. By using the integrated LCD driver with autonomous animation, developers can offload most of these simple animation routines from the CPU, allowing animation even in doze, idle or sleep modes for optimal power savings. To assist in quickly designing such display interfaces, the new MCUs come with MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) support. This graphical programming environment with LCD display designer helps eliminate the meticulous and time-consuming task of mapping the pins and segments.

Features:

  • Battery Friendly and Low Power
  • Segment LCD Display
  • Secure Protection
  • FS USB 2.0
  • Functional Safety and Robust Operation
  • Integrated Analog for Sensor Interfacing
  • Scalable

For more information on each of the PIC24F ‘GU’ and ‘GL’ products, click the “Sub-Family” name in the table below.
Memory
Integrated Analog
User Interface
Safety and
Monitoring
System
Flexibility
Sub Family Pin
Count
Program
Flash ( KB)
RAM (KB) ADC DAC Comparators USB
(Full
Speed)
Segmented
LCD with
Animation
(pixels)
Flash
ECC
DMT Low
Power/XLP
PIC24FJ512GU410 48–100 128–512 32 12-bit,
400
ksps
10-bit
1
Msps
Up to 480 ✓✓
PIC24FJ512GL410 48–100 128–512 32 12-bit,
400
ksps
10-bit
1
Msps
Up to 480 ✓✓
PIC24FJ128GL306 28–64 64–128 8 12-bit,
400
ksps
Up to 256 ✓✓

 

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