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Julius Robert Oppenheimer(1904-1967)
| Microchip Announces 49 New 16-bit MCUs & DSCs; Increases Options for
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. announced its first 16-bit
microcontroller (MCU) family -- the PIC24 -- as well as its second 16-bit digital signal controller (DSC) family –
the dsPIC33. The two families offer 49 new 16-bit devices for embedded system designers requiring increased
performance, memory and peripherals. Combined with the current 21 DSC products in our dsPIC30 family, this brings
the total 16-bit devices offered by Microchip to 70.
Today’s embedded system designers are faced with the
challenges of delivering projects on schedule while hitting cost goals, responding to new customer and marketing
requests, and providing significant product differentiation. Microchip’s new 16-bit MCU and DSC families
cost-effectively address these needs with up to 40 MIPS of performance -- the industry’s highest performance for
16-bit MCUs. For 8-bit MCU users, the PIC24 and dsPIC33F families represent a cost-effective increase in
performance, memory and peripherals while maintaining the architectural efficiencies that embedded-control
applications require, such as interrupt responsiveness, excellent bit manipulation and industry-leading C code
To further enable fast and efficient development cycles, the new 16-bit families
continue Microchip’s seamless migration path from Mid-Range 8-bit MCUs to the new PIC24 and dsPIC33 families in
terms of nomenclature, pin and peripheral compatibility. Additionally, engineers can lower their tool investments
and learning curves through Microchip’s universal MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) platform, which
works across Microchip’s more than 350 8-bit and 16-bit device offerings.
cost-effective, compatible product families to enable our customers’ success has always been the core of Microchip’s
strategy. Today, we are adding 49 PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33F DSCs to our 16-bit product line,” said Ganesh Moorthy,
vice president of Microchip’s Advanced Microcontroller and Memory Division. “These products provide our large 8-bit
customer base with effective migration paths as their design requirements grow, as well as provide competitive
alternatives to new customers who are looking for 16-bit device suppliers with a proven track record of innovation,
a broad portfolio of products that are easy to use, and outstanding development tools and support to ensure their
"With their dsPIC® DSCs and PIC24 MCUs, Microchip is the only company on the planet
with truly unified DSP and MCU product lines," said Will Strauss, president of Forward Concepts. "The dsPIC33 family
gives MCU people an easy migration path to DSP performance."
Development Tools and
In addition to being compatible with the MPLAB IDE, the PIC24 and dsPIC33F families
are supported by existing Microchip development tools, such as the MPLAB C30 C compiler, emulation, debugging and
the MPLAB PM3 universal device programmer. Microchip also created the Explorer 16 Development board in support of
all 16-bit controllers. The Explorer 16 (part # DM240001) is expected to be available in November 2005.
Selected members of the new PIC24 and dsPIC33F families are available today for early-adopter sampling.
General sampling for all 49 of the PIC24 and dsPIC33F controllers is expected to begin in calendar Q1 2006, and
volume production is planned to start in calendar Q2 2006.
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