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Microchip announced the PIC18F K80 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8 5.5V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for the industrys lowest sleep current consumption of less than 20 nA. The new MCUs also feature an on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and a peripheral that enables mTouch capacitive touch-sensing user interfaces. They are ideal for applications in the automotive (e.g. body control modules, automotive lighting, door/seat/steering/ window control, HVAC control), industrial (e.g. security systems, elevators and escalators) and medical (e.g. glucose meters, patient-monitoring devices) markets. Manufacturers are under intense pressure to cut costs while delivering more sophisticated products. The PIC18F K80 CAN MCU family enables smaller, more cost-effective and robust control with its integrated CAN peripheral for automotive and industrial applications. For medical applications that require low power and accuracy, the MCUs deliver best-in-industry current ratings for longer battery life, as well as the on-chip 12-bit ADC and touch-sensing peripheral for advanced sensors. The PIC18F K80 family was developed for designers who need to add cost-effective CAN communication to their applications with extremely low power sleep and active modes, and robust operation up to 5.5V. The new MCUs offer a migration path for our popular PIC18F4680 CAN family, serving a wide spectrum of applications. Microchip also announced two PIC18 Explorer Board Plug-In Modules (PIMs) for the PIC18F66K80 the 44-pin PIC18F46K80 (part #MA180031) and the 64-pin PIC18F66K80 (part #MA180032) PIMs. For the implementation and evaluation of CAN, Microchips ECAN/LIN PICtail (Plus) Daughter Board (part #AC164130 AC164130-2) may be used in conjunction with its PIC18 Explorer or Explorer 16 development boards. Microchips complete suite of standard development tools is also available, including the user-friendly MPLAB IDE, REAL ICE and ICD3 tools; and the MPLAB C18 and HI-TECH C compilers for PIC18 MCUs. All of these tools can be ordered today, at microchipDIRECT.

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Microchip Expands Non-Volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Family

Low-Power, Single-Channel DACs Feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit Voltage Options; Integrated EEPROM in 2x2 mm DFN, 6-pin SOT-23 Packages
Microchip announced the expansion of its non-volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) product line with the MCP4706/16/26 (MCP47X6) devices. The low-power, single-channel DACs feature buffered 8-,10- and 12-bit voltage output options and integrated EEPROM, and are offered in a miniature 2x2 mm DFN package, as well as a 6-pin SOT-23 package. The DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer markets, such as wireless microphones and MP3 player accessories and industrial markets, such as motor control, flow measurement, temperature control and light control. Integrated EEPROM enables DAC settings to be recalled at power up, for added system flexibility. The choice of 8-, 10- or 12-bit resolution provides flexibility with regard to design requirements and cost, while the buffered output voltage allows a selectable gain of 1 or 2, and provides a rail-to-rail output. Low power consumption of 210A extends battery life, and the small packages reduce the amount of board space consumed. We have utilized our expertise in both memory and mixed-signal devices to provide added flexibility to our customers with the MCP47X6 DAC family. The new DACs enable a decreased footprint, with the 6-pin 2 mm x 2 mm DFN package option. This expansion of our non-volatile DAC line will enable customers to continue developing more creative designs while meeting requirements for small size and low-cost. Microchip also announced the MCP47X6 PICtail Plus Daughter Board (part #ADM00317). The board contains the MCP4706 (8-bit), MCP4716 (10bit), and MCP4726 (12-bit) DACs. It allows a connection to either the Explorer 16 Starter Kit (part #DV164033) for 16-and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs), or the PICkit Serial Analyzer (part #DV164122), for reading and writing to the DAC registers using the PICkit Serial Analyzer PC software.

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Application Note Preview: Selecting the Right Battery System for Portable Applications
Portable electronic devices have played an important role in a persons daily digital life and have changed the way people live and work. Commonly seen portable electronic devices are cellular phones, media players, digital cameras, digital camcorders, handheld GPS units, digital readers and PDAs. With the emerging technologies that are available today, portable electronic designers are trying to integrate more features into thinner and smaller formfactors while maximizing the battery life. Battery Chemistries There are three key attributes in a battery 1. Energy Density (Size and Weight) 2. Charge/Discharge Cycles (Life Cycle) 3. Capacity (operational duration without AC Adapter presence) Like most engineering works, the key attributes do not exist in the same technology. There is always a trade-off between them. In todays consumer portable world, the product life cycle can be very short. Thus, the battery life cycle is a minimal concern for customers and manufacturers. The operating duration, package size and overall system weight become the most important factors when selecting the battery chemistry for a consumer portable application. Batteries usually occupy a considerable space and weight in todays portable devices. The energy density for each chemistry dominates the size and weight for the battery pack. Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion) has advantages in both energy density weight and energy density volume among other available battery technologies. Alkaline Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable, but are commonly seen as a portable power source because its low self-discharge rate and always ready to use off the shelf. Rechargeable Alkaline batteries are available, but they are not very practical and reliable to use in a system due to its fast degradation after a few charge cycles. SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) SLA batteries are mature and inexpensive battery solutions, and have an advantage in low self-discharge rate. However, it is not an ideal candidate for portable applications due to its low energy density, low charge/discharge cycles and it is not environmentally friendly. NiCd (Nickel-Cadmium) NiCd batteries have the best charge/discharge cycles among rechargeable batteries and are good substitutes to Alkaline batteries because they employ the same basic voltage profile. NiCd batteries are required to be exercised periodically due to the memory effect. It is a very low-cost rechargeable solution because of the matured battery technology and simple charge algorithm. NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) NiMH batteries are considered an improved version of NiCd batteries that provide higher energy density and environmentally friendly material. Both NiMH and NiCd batteries have high self-discharge rate and are subject to memory effect. Although NiMH and NiCd batteries share similar charge algorithm, NiMH batteries require a more complex design due to the heat that NiMH batteries generate during charging and the difficult V/t detection. Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion) Li-Ion batteries have advantages in high energy density, low-maintenance requirement, relatively low self-discharge rate, and higher voltage per cell. The major drawbacks of Li-Ion batteries are higher initial cost and aging effect. Li-Ion batteries age over time regardless of the usage. Protection circuitry is required for Li-Ion battery to prevent over voltage during charge cycle and under voltage during discharge cycle. Li-Polymer Li-Polymer batteries should be recognized as Li-Ion Polymer batteries. It is designed as an improved version of Li-Ion with flexible form-factors and very low profile. It is perfect for miniature applications, such as Bluetooth headsets or MP3 players. It has similar characteristics as Li-Ion and can be charged with the same algorithm.

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Stopping the Big Bang Lithium-Ion Battery Charger Safety Features

Reading the news over the past few years, rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries have been in the headlines numerous times, but most often they were the villains burning up someones MP3 player or making fireworks out of a defenseless laptop. While the electrifying headlines did not stem the use of Lithium-Ion in consumer electronics, they highlighted the need for improved safety, both in batteries and battery charging itself. Safety features built into battery charging solutions are of particular interest, as consumer electronics manufacturers do not necessarily have control over the batteries being used in their devices There are numerous safety concerns in battery-powered applications and many of them can be addressed through selection of battery charge management devices with the right features. First, avoid an unstable environment by employing overcharging protection. This feature prevents the battery from being charged at too high a voltage or too high a current. Steer clear of rendering your battery useless with over discharge protection. This prevents the battery voltage from going too low. Damage can be significant when the charger and/or the battery itself heat up too much. Get around an overheating battery with over temperature protection. Finally, input voltage spikes and battery charger damage can be prevented with overvoltage protection. Various safety features in Microchips battery charge management devices not only help avoid system design issues, but improve battery longevity. For example, highly accurate charge voltage and charge current can increase the percentage of available battery capacity for longer device usage. Microchips family of single- and dual-cell Li-Ion and LiFePO4 battery charge management devices address the need for reliable charging solutions by incorporating a variety of safety features. Multiple voltage, current, timer, termination, etc. options as well as the choice of using newer and safer LiFePO4 batteries, make these chargers suitable for a wide range of applications, from consumer to industrial. MCP73113/14/23 and MCP73213/23 Features y Li-Ion and LiFePO4 Charging y 130-1100 mA Charge Current y 0.5% Charge Voltage Accuracy y 1-/2-Cell options y Overvoltage Protection y 3x3 mm DFN-10 Applications y Low-Cost Li-Ion/Li-Poly Battery Chargers y MP3 Players y Digital Still Camera y Portable Media Players y Bluetooth Headsets y USB Chargers Evaluation Boards MCP73113 OVP Single Cell Li-Ion Battery Charger Evaluation Board MCP73X23 OVP Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Charger Evaluation Board MCP73213 OVP Dual Cell Li-Ion Battery Charger Evaluation Board
Lithium-Ion Battery Charger Safety Features and Considerations High accuracy charge voltage regulation 3.6V, 4.1V, 4.2V, 4.35V, 4.4V, 7.2V, 8.2V, 8.4V, 8.7V and 8.8V battery reference voltage options Constant current regulation Minimum charge current termination Built-in safety timer as secondary termination Automatic Recharge Thermal fold-back reduces charge current when die temperature rises above threshold Thermal shutdown suspends charge if die temperature exceeds 150C Built-in OVP shuts down the charger if input voltage goes over threshold

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Microchip and Energizer

Making Battery Powered eXtreme Low Power Applications Last Longer
Working together, Microchip and Energizer are driving new solutions for extremely low power applications. Microchips PIC MCUs with nanoWatt XLP Technology enable Sleep currents down to 9 nA and Run currents down to 50 A/MHz. Energizer, a leader in the manufacture and application of advanced consumer batteries, offers a wide range of portable power solutions that provide improved capabilities for low power applications. In addition, Microchip and Energizer are working together to bring valuable application support to designers of low power applications. Low Power Design Resources Microchip and Energizer, through partnership, are developing solutions in the following key areas: y Discharge characteristics of Energizer Alkaline and Ultimate Lithium Batteries in extremely low drain applications y Discharge characteristics of Energizer Alkaline and Ultimate Lithium Batteries with single-cell boost devices (MCP16XX) y Reference designs demonstrating Microchip and Energizer key advantages y Reference materials to aid in battery powered application design y Battery Life estimation tool modeled with Energizer Alkaline and Ultimate Lithium Batteries Microchip nanoWatt XLP Technology There are over 120 PIC MCUs with the worlds lowest Run currents down to 50 A/MHz and XLP Technology featuring the worlds lowest Sleep currents down to 9 nA, BOR down to 45 nA, Watchdog Timers down to 220 nA, and RTCC down to 470 nA. In addition to low power, PIC MCUs in the XLP portfolio offer USB, LCD and Touch Sensing. For prototyping, XLP Development Boards support extreme low power design and feature on-board sensors, prototyping areas and expansion connectors to incorporate RF connectivity. XLP 16-bit Development Board (DM240311) y Low-cost extreme low power 16-bit development board y Supports the PIC24F16KA102 and PIC24FJ64GA102 families y Multiple power sources, power test points y PICtail connector for additional expansion such as the RF PICtail Card Energizer Advanced Batteries Whether it is size, capacity or longevity that is your primary design concern, Energizer has advanced battery technologies to address your needs. The Energizer MAX Alkaline AAAA offers a solution that is smaller, lighter and thinner than AAA, and at a 10 mW discharge, has more than twice the energy of a CR2032. For long lasting applications, the Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA and AAA batteries offer the best solution for high tech devices delivering long runtimes, high pulse capability, excellent low temperature performance and 15 year shelf life. Single Cell Boost Technology Microchips MCP1640/24/23 family of synchronous boost regulators allows you to run from a single primary cell until virtually drained, saving footprint size, extending battery life and reducing environmental impact. The MCP16XX family achieves 96% efficiency while running and low currents in shutdown mode. For small footprint applications, the MCP16XX family combined with the Energizer Max Alkaline AAAA cell provides more energy and higher rate capability than a standard CR2032. These characteristics are required for applications with radio frequency communications. The ability to use one battery also decreases the PCB space requirements, decreasing costs.
Design Resources and Support Visit the XLP design center at for: y More XLP development tools y Low power app notes, case studies, tips and tricks and webinars y Complete list of XLP MCUs and datasheets y Videos showing XLP performance Visit or for: y Single cell booster data sheets y Application notes y Development tools Visit the Energizer Technical Information site at for: y Product Datasheets y Battery Handbooks y Product Safety Datasheets y General Information

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Real World PICApplication Examples

PIC32 Solution for Electric Bycle Human Machine Interface (E-Bike HMI)
Benefits: y Utilizes LCD Display and Capacitive Touch y Used for monitoring speed, RPMs, battery level, diagnostics and other info y Interfaces to the electric motor An E-Bike is a bicycle with an electric motor that is used to power the vehicle. E-Bikes can travel at speeds up to 20 mph and often include graphic displays with touch screen interfaces. An inexpensive 3.2 inch QVGA TFT display and touch screen interface can be designed using PIC32 MCUs. This application example provides a general design with links to free application notes and source code to implement the building blocks needed for this, or other similar types of applications. The PIC32MX5 has both the performance needed to process electric motor data and a rich set of connectivity features including UARTs, SPIs, USB and CAN. Devices that are well suited for e-bikes include: PIC32MX575F256H, and PIC32MX575F256L. Read more about the PIC32 solution for E-Bikes here.

Power Line Modem

Benefits: y Utilizes Power Line Carrier (PLC) Communication y Used for Automatic Meter Reading, Home Automation, Lighting and other applications y Supports BFSK, BPSK and other modulation schemes y Optional features include ZigBee, Ethernet, LCD and memory Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology utilizes the power grid to support communication where additional wiring is not available or is too expensive to install. Power Line Modems (PLM) operate by transmitting a modulated carrier signal on the AC wiring system. PLMs can be used for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), Home Area Networks (HAN), security alarm systems, street/campus lighting and a variety of other applications. The dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC) general purpose family is well suited for low cost Power Line Modems due to its fast and efficient CPU, DMA channels and small package footprints. Devices that are well suited for PLM applications include devices from the dsPIC33F General Purpose families such as the dsPIC33FJ32GP202, dsPIC33FJ32GP204, dsPIC33FJ32GP302, and dsPIC33FJ32GP304. Read more about the PIC32 solution for Power Line Modems here.

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Join Jefferay Lawton, Product Marketing Engineer as he presents Signal Chain Conditioning with Op Amps and ADCs Solar power chargers are convenient, in that they provide a completely wireless power system. Unfortunately, the stacked efficiency of the various switching converters typically results in a loss of 20 to 30 percent. Learn how converter topology efficiency can be increased, while decreasing both cost and board space. The secret is a unified system that handles maximum power conversion for the solar cells, battery charging and load regulation. This presentation will discuss the topology in depth, including tradeoffs and the role of load regulation. Register online at: Join Microchip in Booth 201b at the 12th annual Metering, Billing/MDM America 2011 conference and exhibition. It is the platform where the industry will gather to deliver on the promise of the smart grid. Building on over a decade of experience, the program will allow you to return to your office with a wider understanding of the current state of play in the industry and get to grips with your own utilitys strategy. Register online at:

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Microchip MASTERs Conference Celebrates 15 years of Continuous Education

This August, engineers from around the world will once again descend upon Phoenix for Microchips MASTERs Conference as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Conference. The first MASTERs Conference was held back in 1997 and we have come a long way since then. Just to give you an idea of how long ago that was, in 1997 Clinton was president, the Packers had won the super bowl, we were still using Windows 95 and everyone was reading the first Harry Potter story. The words Blog, Twitter and iPod did not exist. The MASTERs Conference was born from an idea to bring Microchip engineers from our Headquarter facility and from our field offices together with our customers and Design Partners and create an environment where we could all learn more about Microchip products and embedded control topics in general. That first year we offered 38 different classes and had about 190 attendees. The conference ran for 2 days with optional classes on Saturday. Fast forward to today where we are already preparing for the 2011 MASTERs in August. This year we will fill the largest hotel in Phoenix for the 4th consecutive year. We will bring more than 250 Microchip engineers from all over the world together with more than 600 customers and design partners for 5 days of technical training and offer more than 90 different classes. The MASTERs Conference is one of the most unique, well respected technical conferences. Weve come a long way in 15 years and we hope you can attend this August to enjoy the MASTERs experience. For more information visit our website at or contact Dont miss the 15th Annual MASTERs Conference The Worldwide Training Event for Embedded Control Engineers MASTERs Pre-Conference August 22-23 MASTERs Conference August 24-27 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, AZ Online Registration opens early April Discounts for Early Bird Registration and more!
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Online Microchip Training Initiatives

For any training program to be effective it needs to provide the right information at the right time in the right place to the right people. The more these conditions arent met, the less effective the training becomes. To help our customers get the most from the technical training we offer, Microchip is rolling out two new training initiatives to supplement the courses given in our network of Regional Training Centers (RTC) and by third-party trainers. While classroom based training is a great opportunity to interact with a knowledgeable instructor, its effectiveness can be hampered by the need to travel to the classroom. If the knowledge you need is not available in a convenient location when you want it, the costs and time associated with travel may make attendance impractical. To help overcome this obstacle, Microchip is now offering several RTC courses via the internet using Microsoft Live Meeting. These are the same instructor led classes optimized for online delivery. You dont need to wait for a particular class to come to your town or travel to attend take the class when you need it from the convenience of your office or home. To see the schedule of live online classes, visit: and select Find classes > Search in the By Location section of the search page. Select the Show Live Online Classes Only radio button and click Search. After registering for a class, your access code and instructions will be sent in the confirmation email. Microchip is currently in the process of creating self-paced instructional modules that can be taken on demand at your convenience. If all you really need is some specific information or instruction on how to perform a simple task, like how the UART operates or how to set a break point in MPLAB IDE, we urge you to try these modules. The first of these will appear near the end of the year and will be focused on our new development platform MPLAB X. These new programs continue Microchips objective of giving our customers the freedom to innovate.

Training Opportunities From Microchip and Avnet Memec

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These classes include hands-on motor control development work, so you can learn the theory and then put it into practice. Additional classes are available that cover the device programming and peripheral usage, C language and control techniques that are not specific to motor control. Class
MCT 0101: Overview of Intelligent Motor Control


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This class reviews common motor types, control algorithms and motor interface design. It serves as a broad introduction to Microchips motor control portfolio. This class presents an in-depth analysis of Microchips BLDC motor control algorithms. The class also provides an overview of the dsPIC DSC's motor control peripherals. Attendees will use the DMCI to modify algorithms and control the motor. Sensors, sensorless and field oriented control are all covered.

Minneapolis: Mar. 23 Live Online: Mar. 26 Live Online: Jun. 23

MCT 3101: BLDC Control Techniques


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Product Brief PIC16(L)F1782/1783 Product Brief PIC10(L)F320/322 Product Brief Data Sheet MCP6566/6R/6U/7/9 Open Drain Output Comparator Data Sheet Low-Voltage Input Boost Regulator for PIC Microcontrollers PIC12(L)F1840 Data Sheet dsPIC30F2010 Data Sheet dsPIC30F6011A/6012A/6013A/6014A Data Sheet dsPIC30F5015/5016 Data Sheet dsPIC33FJ32MC202/204 and dsPIC33FJ16MC304 Data Sheet User's Guide dsPIC DSC Acoustic Echo Cancellation Library User's Guide dsPIC DSC Speex Speech Encoding/Decoding Library Users Guide Consumer-Band BPSK 7.2 kbps PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board User's Guide Programming PIC16(L)F720/721 Memory Programming Specification Specification PIC16F178X Memory Programming Specification PIC16(L)F72X Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Errata Clarification PIC24F04KA201 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification PIC16(L)F1826/1827 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification PIC18F87J11 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification MCP2200 Rev. A2 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification PIC16(L)F72XA Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification PIC16(L)F1526/1527 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification PIC16(L)F720/721 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification

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Information Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H Devices Sheet Introducing the PIC24F32KA304 Plug-in Module PIC32 Starter Kit Information Sheet PIC32 USB Starter Kit II Information Sheet PIC32 Family Reference Manual - Section 4. Prefetch FRM Cache Section Application AN1353, Op Amp Rectifiers, Peak Detectors and Clamps Note AN1371, Microchip MiWi Pro Wireless Networking Protocol Application Note AN1373, Using PIC32 MCUs to Develop GSM/GPRS/ GPS Solutions Migration PIC24FJXXGAXXX to PIC24FXXKAXXX Migration Guide Guide

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