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September 15, 2015

Microchip integrates FPU in new 32-bit MCU family

New 48-member PIC32MZ EF series integrates 2MB Flash and 512KB RAM.

By CBR Staff Writer

Microchip Technology has unveiled a new series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) family featuring anintegrated hardware floating point unit (FPU).

The new 48-member PIC32MZ EF series integrates 2 MB flash, 512 KB RAM and offers a 12-bit, 18 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for a range of high-speed, wide-bandwidth applications.

It also supports a DSP instruction set. The company said the combination of DSP instructions, a double-precision FPU and an ADC will enhance code density, lower latency and speed up performance in process-intensive applications.

The new PIC32MZ EF series is also supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the MPLAB XC32 compilers.

Also available are the MPLAB ICD 3 in-circuit debugger and MPLAB REAL ICE in-circuit emulator system.

Four new development tools will also be available which include PIC32MZ embedded connectivity with FPU EF starter kit; PIC32MZ embedded connectivity with floating point unit and Crypto starter kit; PIC32MZ2048EF PIM explorer 16 plug in module; and PIC32MZ EF audio 144-pin PIM for bluetooth audio development kit.

Microchip MCU32 division vice president Rod Drake said: "The PIC32MZ EF is the second-generation series within our popular PIC32MZ Family of high-performance MCUs.

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"This series’ higher performance, floating point unit, larger Flash, connectivity options and rich peripheral set will help embedded developers address the increasing demands of high-end and next-generation applications.

"Additionally, our MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software Framework will help accelerate software integration, product-development cycles and time to market."

The company said all 48 members of the PIC32MZ EF series are currently available for sampling and volume production.

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