Microchip Technology Boosts 32-bit MCU Performance by 25% (MCHP)
12/05/2012

[By increasing their speed to 50 MHz or 83 DMIPS, Microchip is taking the PIC32MX1/MX2 MCUs’ performance to a new level, in combination with its feature-packed peripherals and 4-channel DMA]

Online PR News – 05-December-2012 – Las Vegas, NV – Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) MCHP (”Microchip Technology”) previously reported a 25% performance boost on its 32-bit PIC32MX1/MX2 microcontrollers (MCUs). By increasing their speed to 50 MHz or 83 DMIPS, Microchip is taking the PIC32MX1/MX2 MCUs’ performance to a new level, in combination with its feature-packed peripherals and 4-channel DMA. The PIC32MX1/MX2 series includes MCHP (”Microchip Technology”) smallest 32-bit MCUs, with sizes down to 5 mm x 5 mm and a 0.5 mm pitch, as well as the lowest-cost PIC32 MCUs. These devices include up to 128K Flash and 32K RAM, and integrate peripherals for touch-sensing, audio-processing and advanced-control applications. Specifically, integrated peripherals include a hardware module for adding mTouch™ capacitive-touch buttons or advanced sensors, an 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) interface for graphics or external memory, a 10-bit 1-Msps 13-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and serial communications peripherals. The MX2 series adds USB On-the-Go (OTG) capabilities. The PIC32MX1 and MX2 MCUs are targeted for low-cost applications in the consumer and automotive markets, such as consumer music-player docks, noise-cancelling headsets, clock radios, and entertainment-system sound bars, as well as touch screens with buttons and sliders, graphic displays and USB device/host applications. In the medical and industrial markets, applications include industrial-grade noise-cancelling headsets and medical/industrial displays with touch-sensing capabilities. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com/get/ANEG. In my opinion this is a stock to watch! (Read Full Disclaimer at http://stockhottips.com/disclaimer).