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Microchip Technology Microcontrollers | New Product Brief

March 17, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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Microchip Technology Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology’s PIC18 Q43 microcontrollers provide the performance and peripherals needed in modern real-time control applications. The PIC18 Q43 family can operate at up to 64 megahertz and has up to 128 kilobytes of flash and 8 kilobytes of SRAM, supporting complex control algorithms.

This is complemented by six DMA controllers that transfer data between memory spaces and peripherals without CPU intervention. Configurable Logic Cells and Core Independent Peripherals improve responsiveness by executing complex functions in hardware and freeing the CPU for other tasks.

The MCUs also feature new 16-bit PWM modules with dual independent outputs on the same timebase and the ability to easily vary parameters such as phase and duty cycle. MCUs are available for use in challenging environments at temperatures up to 125°C, and they can operate from a 1.8V to 5.5V supply.

  • High performance: up to 64MHz CPU clock
    • Program Flash: Up to 128KB  
    • Data SRAM: Up to 8KB
  • Six DMA controllers transfer data between memory spaces and peripherals independent of the CPU
  • Hardware-based functionality
    • CIPs: execute complex tasks in hardware
    • CLCs: easy on-chip hardware customization
  • 3x 16-bit PWMs
    • Dual independent outputs on the same timebase
    • Easy adjustment of phase, duty cycle, etc
  • Temperature range:-40°C to 85°C (industrial) or 125°C (extended)
    • Voltage range: 1.8V to 5.5V

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