New 8bit PIC microcontrollers with some interesting peripherals

in new parts by DP | 4 comments

Microchip just released a new series of PIC16F 8bit mid-range microcontrollers, the PIC16F178X. They come in 28 and 40 pin package versions with 14 KB of flash, running at 8 MIPS. We find some of new peripherals very interesting.

  • Programmable Switch Mode Controller with a 16nS (64 MHz) resolution
  • 8bit Digital-to-Analog converter with internal connections to comparators
  • Fast integrated comparators with a 50nS response time
  • Integrated op amps with internal connections to DAC and Fixed Voltage Reference
  • Every pin has interrupt on change
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Comments

  1. voidptr says:

    mmmm
    interesting less analog parts to solder!

  2. dieter says:

    too old tehcnology and useless, history for now. this pic16 (compare instruction means sub something like value of 155 and after that compare with zero, huge amount of instruction and time waste). would be nice to have it with pic18. pic16 should be in museum long time ago….

    • rsdio says:

      @dieter, what do you mean (compare instruction means sub something like value of 155 and after that compare with zero, huge amount of instruction and time waste)? Don’t you know that this is how compare really works at the low level anyway?

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