Microchip has announced an expansion within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit MCU family that features a 256KByte Flash configuration and 16KByte of RAM in small-footprint packages down to 6 x 6mm. These latest additions to its MCU family are said to provide flexibility to low-cost applications that need complex algorithms and application code, as well as software and tools for designs in graphics, touch sensing and general-purpose embedded control.

The PIC32MX1/2 MCU series features up to 50MHz/83DMIPS performance for executing control applications and mTouch capacitive touch sensing. Additional features include an eight-bit Parallel Master Port for graphics or external memory; a 10-bit, 1Msps, 13-channel ADC, support for SPI and I2S serial communications interfaces and USB device/host/On-the-Go functionality.

Designers seeking to launch consumer products with capacitive touch screens, touch buttons or sliders, as well as USB device/host/OTG connectivity, can benefit from the functionality of the PIC32MX1/2 series of MCUs. These MCUs are also suited for medical and industrial applications, which include displays with touch-sensing capabilities, in addition to general-purpose embedded control and connectivity capabilities.

The PIC32MX1/2 MCUs are available in 28-pin QFN, SPDIP and SSOP packages and 44-pin QFN, TQFP and VTLA packages.