Key facts:

  • MCU features complementary output generator, Op Amp & 9-bit DAC
  • Increases overall system capabilities while reducing costs
  • Enables efficient power conversions for applications such as LED lighting and smart energy
  • Versatile platform for adding intelligence to automotive, consumer, commercial or industrial applications

Microchip announces the expansion to the PIC16F75X family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring intelligent analogue and core-independent peripherals, making them ideal for general-purpose applications, as well as power supplies, battery charging, LED lighting, power management and power control/smart energy applications.  The new PIC16F753 MCU builds on the success of the popular PIC12F752.  The PIC16F753 offers all the key features of the PIC12F752, such as the integrated Complementary Output Generator (COG) peripheral that provides non-overlapping, complementary waveforms for inputs such as comparators and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) peripherals, while enabling dead-band control, auto shutdown, auto reset, phase control and blanking control.  Additionally, the PIC16F753 offers an Op Amp with 3 MHz of Gain Bandwidth Product (GBWP), and a slope compensation circuit to help in Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) applications.  The new also MCU features 3.5 KB of self read-write programme memory, 128B of RAM, an on-chip 10-bit ADC, 9-bit DAC, capture/compare PWM modules, high-performance comparators, and two 50 mA-capable I/Os, enabling engineers to increase overall system capabilities and reduce costs.

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With increased intelligent analogue capabilities, the PIC16F753 helps to boost system performance and efficiency while reducing system costs, especially for newer LED-lighting and smart-energy applications.  With its numerous on-chip general-purpose and specialised peripherals, including the integrated COG, high-performance comparators and 50 mA outputs for direct FET drive, the PIC16F753 MCU meets the needs of various applications.  The high-voltage version incorporates a shunt regulator that allows operation from 2V to an unspecified user-defined maximum voltage level, with less than 2 mA operating current.  This high-voltage variant is ideal for cost-sensitive applications with high-voltage power rails.  Additionally, the 8-channel, 10-bit ADC can be used to implement various sensors and mTouch sensing applications, including capacitive touch.

The PIC16F753 MCU enables efficient power conversion for applications such as LED lighting and power control.  It also provides a versatile platform for incorporating intelligence into numerous automotive, consumer, commercial or industrial applications, where it enables a smart system infrastructure with increased efficiencies, reduced costs and an enhanced user experience.

The PIC16F753 is supported by Microchip’s standard suite of world-class development tools, including the PICDEM Lab Development Kit (DM163045) priced at $134.99; the PICkit 3 (PG164130) at $44.95; and the PICkit Low Pin-Count Demo Board (DM164130-9) at $25.99.  A free reference design for a high-power LED flashlight is available for this product.

The PIC16F753 is available now for sampling in a 16-pin 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package, as well as 14-pin PDIP, SOIC and TSSOP packages.  The PIC16F753 is also available in a High Voltage (HV) variant for all packages.  Volume production is expected in July.

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