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1. Microchip Sets New Benchmark
for Low -Power Microcontrollers; Significantly E xpands Enhanced 8- bit PIC MCU Portfolio

Microchip Sets New Benchmark for Low-Power Microcontrollers; Significantly Expands Enhanced 8-bit PIC MCU Portfolio
New MCUs Feature Less Than 50 A/MHz Active Current; Industry-Leading Peripheral Integration
Microchip Technology Inc. unveiled several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) that sets the industry benchmark for low-power microcontrollers and peripheral integration. These new MCUs feature active currents of less than 50 A/MHz and sleep currents down to 20 nA. The PIC12F182X MCUs extend Microchips Enhanced Mid-range 8-bit core product line into the 8-pin segment, and include mTouch capacitive touch-sensing, and communications peripherals. The PIC16F19XX MCUs feature a broad range of peripherals, such as mTouch capacitive touch-sensing module, LCD drive, multiple communications and more Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) peripherals. All of these general-purpose MCUs are well suited for applications in the appliance, consumer, industrial and automotive markets, among others. nanoWatt XLP technology remains the standard for battery-friendly MCUs, which, combined with the extremely low active-current consumption of these new MCUs, improves overall energy efficiency to levels currently not readily available. Microchips Enhanced Mid-range 8-bit architecture provides an up to 50% increase in performance, and 14 new instructions that result in up to 40% better code execution over previous-generation 8-bit PIC16 MCUs. The PIC1XF182X MCUs include dual I2C/SPI interfaces, multiple PWM channels with independent time bases, a Data Signal Modulator and other peripherals that enable designers to combine many functions into a single MCU. The PIC16F19XX MCUs provide up to 28 KB of Flash program memory and numerous enhanced capabilities. The on-chip LCD drive supports up to 184 segments and provides a low-power drive mode for increased efficiency. The MCUs also include up to 5 PWM channels with independent time bases for controlling various motor types and peripherals. Designers can use Microchips F1 Evaluation Platform (part # DM164130-1, $39.99) for developing with Enhanced 8-bit PIC MCUs. The platform includes a 44-pin development board populated with a PIC16LF1937 MCU, prototyping space, 3V LCD glass, support for the PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer (part # PG164130, $44.95) and a motor-control add-on. The PIC16F1937 Plug-In Module (part # MA160012, $25) for Microchips PIC18 Explorer Board (part # DM183032, $99.99) is also available. Microchips PICDEM Lab Development Kit (part # DM163035, $124.99) can be used with the PIC1XF182X MCUs. The kit comes complete with a development board containing five popular 8-bit PIC MCUs, a bag of discrete components, a debugger/programmer and a CD containing a Users Guide, labs and application examples. , QFN, SOIC, TQFP , TSSOP and UQFN packages of varying sizes, The PIC1XF182X and PIC16F19XX MCUs are available in DFN, PDIP from 8- to 64-pins; at prices ranging from $0.69 to $1.74 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.

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Synchronous Boost Regulator From Microchip Enables Longer-Lasting Battery Applications


Regulator features start-up voltage of 0.65V, enabling use with even a single, completely drained Alkaline, NiMh or NiCd battery cell
Microchip announced the MCP1640 Synchronous Boost Regulator, which features an operating voltage down to 0.35V, quiescent current as low as 19 microamperes, and shutdown current of less than one microampere. With integrated dual FET transistors and output currents up to 350 milliamperes, the 500 kHz MCP1640 regulator enables compact, longer-lasting battery applications in the consumer electronics market (e.g. electric razors, toothbrushes, GPS devices and portable music players), among others. The MCP1640 regulators operating voltage of down to 0.35V and start-up voltage of 0.65V allows use with even a single, completely drained Alkaline, NiMh or NiCd battery cell. A PWM/PFM option enables the devices low quiescent and shutdown currents, and provides up to 96% efficiency; allowing for longer battery run times. The regulators two integrated FET transistors reduce component count, resulting in smaller overall designs. Microchip also announced the MCP1640 Synchronous Boost Converter Evaluation Board, (part # MCP1640EV-SBC, $19.99). The board uses the MCP1640 step-up converter and demonstrates the minimum number of components for applications powered by one-, two-, or three-cell Alkaline or NiCd/NiMH batteries; and one-cell Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries. The board also shows example PCB layouts for the MCP1640 in 6-pin SOT-23 and 2 mm x 3 mm DFN packages. It enables designers to evaluate the MCP1640s wide input voltage (0.35 to 5.5V) and low start-up voltage (0.65V), as well as three common output voltages 2.0, 3.0 and 5.0V. When disabled, the MCP1640 disconnects the path from input to output for a true disconnect. The board can be purchased today. Additionally, Application Note AN1311, Single-Cell Input Boost Converter Design is available to download. The MCP1640 Synchronous Boost Regulator is available in 6-pin SOT-23 and 2 mm x 3 mm DFN packages, for $0.41 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available today, at http://sample.microchip.com

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Product Highlight: PIC32 with Ethernet


A best-in-class PICmicrocontroller with high performance Ethernet
Last November, Microchip announced three new PIC32 microcontroller (MCU) families that provide up to 128 kB of RAM and extensive connectivity options including 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, two CAN2.0b controllers, USB Host, Device and OTG, 6 UARTs and up to 5 I2C and 4 SPI ports. The objective was to make connectivity easy to add to your designs. Lets take a look at how the new integrated Ethernet MAC in the PIC32MX6 and PIC32MX7 accomplishes this. There are two key building blocks for Ethernet; A Media Access Controller (MAC) and a Physical Layer Interface (PHY). The integration of the MAC into the microcontroller saves cost, reduces software integration complexity and increases flexibility. MAC Integration also allows the highest throughput PIC32MX7 10/100 4 10/18 possible, since data is passed Base-TX RJ45 between the MAC and internal MAC PHY R/MII memory over the MCUs high-speed internal bus matrix. The MAC in the PIC32MX6/7 series of devices provides two industry standard interfaces for connection to an external PHY. Both Media Independent Interface (MII 18-pin) and Reduced MII (RMII 10pin) are supported. These interfaces allow the flexibility to interface to the developers choice of PHY chip. PHYs for IEEE 802.3 10/100 Base-TX copper Ethernet, 10/100 Base-FX multimode fiber or 10/100 Base-FL single mode fiber interface amongst others can be chosen. Microchip has released the PIC32 Ethernet starter kit based on the National DP83848 PHY, but there are several other PHYs available in the market using the MII/RMII standard interface. Microchip provides an easy to follow guide for use of other PHYs. The PIC32 Ethernet Starter kit (part # DM320004, $72.00) demonstrates PIC32MX7s Ethernet performance throughput of greater than 85 Mbps (UDP) / 60 Mbps (TCP) at 1 kB packet sizes. The kit includes everything needed to begin development, including Microchips free TCP/IP-BSD (Berkley Software Design) compliant software stack optimized for performance with the PIC32.

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Non-Volatile, Quad Digital Potentiometers Deliver Static Current Consumption of 5 Microamperes (max.)
7- and 8-bit Digital Potentiometers (Digi Pots) specified for operation from -40 to 125C and available in packages as small as 4 mm x 4 mm QFN
Microchip announced the MCP4341, MCP4342 (MCP434X), MCP4361 and MCP4362 (MCP436X) quad digital potentiometers. The 7and 8-bit, non-volatile devices feature an SPI interface and static current consumption of just 5 microamperes (max.). They are specified for operation from -40 C to 125 C and are available in space-saving packages as small as 4 mm x 4 mm QFN, making them ideal for consumer and industrial applications, such as power-supply trim and calibration, set-point and process control, closed-loop servo control, PC peripherals, portable instrumentation, instrumentation offset adjust and signal conditioning. Unlike mechanical potentiometers, the MCP434X/436X devices can be controlled digitally, through a SPI interface. This eliminates the need for human interaction, which increases system accuracy, flexibility and manufacturing throughput while decreasing manufacturing costs. Digital control also provides more system flexibility than mechanical control. Non-volatile memory enables the digital potentiometers to retain their settings at power down, and their low static current consumption of just 5 microamperes (max.) helps to extend battery life. The MCP4341/2 digital potentiometers are available in 14- and 20-pin TSSOP, and 4 mm x 4 mm QFN packages, for $1.00 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The MCP4361/2 digital potentiometers are available in 14and 20-pin TSSOP, and 4 mm x 4 mm QFN packages, for $1.34 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

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USB-to-UART Protocol Converter Makes it Easy to Add USB to Existing Systems


Microchip has introduced a complete, out-of-the-box solution that makes it easy to add USB connectivity to existing systems. The MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter, with its low-cost evaluation tool, software libraries and Windows based configuration tool, enables designers to quickly and easily add USB connectivity to their application without completely redesigning the system. The whole solution is designed to shorten time-to-market for a variety of applications in the industrial (e.g. data loggers, instrumentation, data-acquisition systems and smart-card readers) and medical markets (e.g. heart-rate, blood-sugar and blood-pressure monitors), in addition to legacy RS-232 applications. End users increasingly want to connect their embedded applications to PCs for data collection, transfer and analysis, as well as for system networking/ connectivity. One of the simplest ways to add this capability to existing systems is via a USB-to-UART protocol converter, such as the MCP2200. By simply connecting the MCP2200 UART interface to any microcontroller UART peripheral, USB connectivity can be added. Additionally, the MCP2200 includes 8general-purpose I/O pins that can be controlled by the PC using the Windows-based configuration tool that comes with the MCP2200. As a result, a wider range of applications can be supported. Microchip also announced the MCP2200 USB-to-Virtual Communications Port Demo Board, today (part #MCP2200EVVCP, $23.99). Along with software libraries and a PC-based configuration tool, the board removes the burden of thoroughly understanding the USB protocol from system designers, which simplifies the addition of customizable USB functionality to existing designs. It serves as a complete USB-to-RS232 converter solution (dongle) and provides USB-toGPIO capability, enabling designers to manipulate the on-chip I/O from the included PC software, so that they can program and test different functional configurations. The MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter is available in 20-pin SSOP and SOIC packages for $1.39 each, in 10,000-unit quantities (for both package options). It is also available in a 5 x 5 mm QFN package, for $1.50 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.

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Regenerative Braking with the dsPIC Digital Signal Controller


In mobile applications a battery is typically used to power electrical circuits such as lights and ignition. In hybrid cars the battery may also run a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM). In these applications, recharging the battery can significantly extend the running time or improve the vehicles efficiency. When braking for a stop or when going downhill, no power is required from the motor. Treating the motor as a generator at these times, we can capture the energy in a process called regenerative braking. Acting as a generator, Motoring the 3-phases of (Current from Battery to Motor) the Brushless DC (BLDC) motor will Generating (Braking) output a sinusoidal (Current from Motor to Battery) voltage waveform that is called Back Electromotive Force (BEMF). In order to charge the battery, it must first be converted to a DC voltage. Using the existing motor control drive circuitry, the dsPIC can turn off the MOSFETs. Doing this routs the voltage through their freewheeling diodes implementing a diode bridge rectifier. The resulting DC voltage output can be filtered and fed directly to the battery.
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(Ke or Voltage Peak/Krpm) of the motor, it will most likely need to run at a very high speed in order to produce sufficient voltage. The problem is that braking creates a load on the motor and causes its speed to quickly drop out of the recharging range! Using the dsPIC we can also solve this problem. In addition to rectifying the voltage, the dsPIC can Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) the low-side MOSFETs in the motor drive electronics creating a boost converter circuit using the motor coils. Depending on the PWM duty cycle, this will increase the voltage by as much as 400% and allow us to recharge the battery over a wide range of motor speeds. Doing this will also load the motor and slow it down, similarly to mechanically applying brakes. The recharging current will vary linearly with the PWM duty cycle up to about 70%. Beyond that, the current drops due to motor construction issues. While the brake force will be proportional to the recharging current, we cant just set the duty cycle at 100%. The dsPIC will need to actively adjust or limit the PWM duty cycle. This can be accomplished by implementing a software PID loop to control the recharging current. There are two reasons for the control loop. The first is to ensure that the voltage seen on the MOSFETs are kept within their specification limits to prevent component failure! The second is that by maintaining a constant brake force as the motor speed changes, the driver will feel a controlled linear response and allow them to better judge when to apply the mechanical brakes to finally stop the vehicle.
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Feature Your Cool Demo Software on the PIC18 Starter Kit


Share your creative ideas on how to showcase the USB, touch sensing, accelerometer and OLED display on the new PIC18 Starter Kit. USB Touch Sensing Low Power SD Memory Card Accelerometer OLED Display
Get Your Code Featured: 1) Use the PIC18 Starter Kit from Microchip to develop cool new demos. 2) Submit your code by June 30th, 2010 to PIC18starter@microchip.com. Include your name, company name and a short description of the demo. 3) Several winners will be chosen. Their demo code will be included on the SD card that ships with the next version of the PIC18 Starter Kit and will be available for download on the www.microchip.com/PIC18starter website! Your name and company name can be included.

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Functions as a USB mouse, joystick or mass storage device all using the on-board capacitive touch sense pads Includes a MicroSD memory card, potentiometer, acceleration sensor and OLED display On-board debugger and programming Completely USB-powered Demonstrates PIC18 Family: - PIC18F46J50 8-bit MCU - 64 KB Flash and 4 KB RAM - nanoWatt XLP for extreme low power - mTouch capacitive touch sensing - USB communication Microchips FREE downloadable USB bootloader and software framework available at: www.microchip.com/USB

Submission Restrictions: 1) Code runs without modifications to board. 2) Code should be loadable using the SD card bootloader. 3) Demo cannot destroy, delete or format the existing SD card data. It can read, write and erase files that the demo itself creates but should not touch the other files. 4) Code must be functional and deemed relevant and appropriate to be featured on the PIC18 Starter Kit. All winners will be notified by August 15th, 2010.
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Interact with Microchip atMCHP Tube


Microchips Academic Program team has launched a YouTube-based show called MCHP Tube. MCHP Tube is an online video newscast for all things Microchip with a focus on Academia. Here youll find the latest information on new products, technologies and software/hardware development tools from both Microchip and Third-party sources. It will be a monthly show targeting academics worldwide and will be divided into four sections as follows: Headliners we will discuss new academic-friendly development resources brought to you by Microchip and our authorized Design Partners. University Student Project students can submit a video featuring a student project based on Microchip products. Ask Microchip viewers can ask a question and a qualified Microchip support person will answer it. Where in the World is Marc McComb? Marc is Microchips academic sales engineer and in each edition will talk about new products and tools that are a good fit for academics. To submit a video on a student project or ask a question for the Ask Microchip section, email us at mchptube@microchip.com. You can also visit www.microchip.com/mchptube for more information on the show.

MCHP Tube provides the opportunity for Students, Teachers and Professors to interact with Microchip directly!!
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instruction manuals and data sheet review or trial and error attempts to learn individually. Market forces constantly press companies to add functionality and features to their products often outside their areas of core competence. As a result, engineers must continually broaden their knowledge base. Microchips technology classes are intended to help engineers gain an understanding of a new field. In tough economic times, companies often look for ways to trim expenses as a means to cope with a downturn in sales. One of the areas often targeted for cutbacks is employee training. There is not only the direct cost of the training to contend with, but also travel expenses and time an employee spends away from the job. During this challenging business climate, however, competitive pressures and technology changes dont stop and it is training that can help a company be better positioned to take advantage of the potential upswing. Microchip, with its global network of Regional Training Centers (RTCs) and third-party training partners, is here to help companies stay competitive with cost-effective, local training. To help companies deal with issues of travel expense and time, classes are given not only in Microchips facilities, but are also taken on the road. Customized customer premise sessions can be scheduled offering the most convenience. Time away can be managed more efficiently with the flexibility of half or full day class sessions. To be effective in teaching, instruction must take into account the needs and expertise level of the attendee. Microchips Regional Training Center classes are developed to provide a coordinated flow, enabling engineers to implement a solution to their product development needs. Instruction is developed and presented in product, technology and implementation classes that are grouped into application based curriculum. Each curriculum flow enables the individual to engage with the training at a level that meets his or her current knowledge and needs. The intent is to provide training that is relevant to each attendee while eliminating the frustration often associated with attending classes that present too much known information or assume a level of knowledge beyond what the attendee currently possesses. Product/tool classes provide knowledge on how Microchips products and development tools operate. This knowledge provides the foundation upon which all application instruction is based. Attendance at one of these classes can provide significant value through the reduction in time associated with Implementation classes combine elements of product and technology instruction to teach engineers how to design a real world application. Classes at this level provide how-to instruction rather than what or why instruction. Microchip is currently offering classes in the following curriculum: DSP , Ethernet, Human Interface, Motor Control, Power Management, Signal Chain, System Design and USB. Future curriculum is expected to include CAN/LIN, IrDA, Lighting and RF. With a worldwide network of Regional Training Centers and certified third-party trainers, Microchip makes it easy to enhance your technical skills, with locations in nearly every metropolitan area across the world! For those organizations who desire to have a number of employees attend a course at the same time, Microchip can customize any curriculum to meet your specific needs. Our instructors arrive at your location with all presentation materials and equipment, making it easy for your whole team to benefit from a specific course topic in one setting. In addition to the instruction, most Regional Training Center classes offer the opportunity to purchase a set of the development tools used in the class at a discounted price. If the class you are interested in is not scheduled in your area, you can sign up to receive an alert when a session is scheduled. For information on scheduling custom in-house training, contact your local RTC directly or visit the Microchip RTC web site: www.microchip.com/RTC

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Room: ESC Theatre 1 Microchip Technologys Arthur Anderson, Senior Field Applications Engineer and EE Times Groups Rich Nass, Director of Content/Media presents...

Teardown: Consumer Wire Locator


The Zircon ElectriScanner live wire locator is the first electrical scanner that can find AC wires in almost any environment. Using the device, you can pinpoint a live wire behind a wall, with no contact necessary, and no toners required. If youre curious to see what makes this tool work, you must attend this Live Tear Down. The Tear Down will be performed jointly by Rich Nass from EE Times, and Art Anderson, from Microchip. At the end of the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to win a Zicon product. Sponsored by Microchip. Thursday, April 29, 2010, 8:00 - 9:15 am, Room: F1 Microchip Technologys Jonathon Dillon, Senior Applications Engineer, Security, Microcontroller & Technology Development Division presents...

Authentication and Usage Information for Disposable Medical Accessories


Adding a small, low-cost microcontroller to a disposable medical accessory can improve safety, assist in investigations and prevent counterfeiting. A microcontroller can be used to create a digital signature that validates the accessory to the main system, preventing the use of counterfeit items, incorrect or already used accessories, and allowing verification of expiration dates and tracking via serial numbers. If the accessory already contains a microcontroller, then incorporating authentication may not add additional cost. The following topics are discussed: Encryption methods suitable for small microcontrollers Key-management techniques for security Serialization and storage of usage information Low connection communication buses/methodologies Design techniques to minimize additional power consumption

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Thursday, April 29, 2010, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Room: J4 Microchip Technologys Mark Wright, Manager of RF Applications presents...

Configuring Deeply Embedded Products for Networking


Wi-Fi networks provide a mechanism to have truly universal connectivity that at the same time can be configured for local access and different local security needs and constraints. This means there is a requirement for the client devices to be configured to meet the desired needs being provisioned at the local network. As Wi-Fi expands into the billions of items in the deeply embedded realm difficulties arise in entering this configuration data into items that may not have keyboards, buttons, or even LCD displays. This session discusses various mechanisms that maintain the universal compatibility of Wi-Fi but provides for configuring deeply embedded devices onto wireless networks. The session covers various connection dynamics used in Wi-Fi, and available for deeply embedded products. Attendees learn the different methods available to them for product fielding and to appropriately categorize their products in order to select the best method to use for customer configuration. Thursday, April 29, 2010, 3:15 - 4:15 pm, Room: A6 Microchip Technologys Rodger Richey, Director of Applications and Mark Wright, Manager of RF Applications presents...

Wi-Fi for Embedded Designs


This session covers the use of Microchips PIC microcontroller and embedded Wi-Fi module to provide Wi-Fi connectivity for embedded designs. Each attendee will learn how to design an embedded Wi-Fi connected system that conserves power, reduces costs, and minimizes additional effort for regulatory certifications. At the conclusion, attendees will try out a hands-on demonstration of the Microchip TCP/IP stack running on a PIC microcontroller and communicating via Microchips agency-certified Wi-Fi module to a smartphone or laptop. Attendees of this class will receive all of the hardware and software needed to create a basic embedded Wi-Fi system, using their Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or laptop and the following hardware/software from Microchip: Explorer 16 Development Board with pre-configured PIC24 16-bit microcontroller plug-in module, 802.11 PICtail Plus Daughter Board and USB stick that contains all of the software that attendees will need to take the next steps at home, including Microchips TCP/IP stack and Microchips Wi-Fi drivers. Supplies are limited; hardware/software will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. Attendees of this class will receive all of the hardware and software needed to create a basic embedded Wi-Fi system, using their own Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or laptop. Each attendee receives a Microchip Technology Explorer 16 Development Board with pre-configured PIC24 16-bit microcontroller plug-in module, 802.11 PICtail Plus Daughter Board and a USB stick that contains all of the software that attendees will need, including Microchips TCP/IP stack and its Wi-Fi drivers. Attendees will be able to take home the supplied hardware to continue their evaluation. Supplies are limited; hardware/software will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. Register online, today at: https://www.cmpevents.com/ESCw10/a.asp?option=G&V=3&id=639033
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Doc. Type Application Note Doc. Title How to Use the Capacitive Sensing Module High-Speed Bootloader for PIC16 and PIC18 Devices Single Cell Input Boost Converter Design Data Sheet 25AA1024 Data Sheet PIC18F85J11 Family Data Sheet PIC18F46K22 Data Sheet PIC32MX5XX/6XX/7XX Family Data Sheet Errata PIC24FJ256GB110 Family Silicon/Data Sheet Errata dsPIC30F2011/2012 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification dsPIC30F2010 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification dsPIC30F5011/5013 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification dsPIC30F4011/4012 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification dsPIC30F3014/4013 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification dsPIC30F6011/6012/6013/6014 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification dsPIC30F6010 Family Silicon Errata and Data Sheet Clarification PIC16F/LF1826/27 Errata PIC24FJ64GB004 Family Silicon/Data Sheet Errata PIC16F/LF1933 Errata PIC18F87J11 Family Silicon/Data Sheet Errata PIC18F2480/2580/4480/4580 Silicon/Data Sheet Errata Programming Specification PIC16F505 Memory Programming Specification PIC16F506 Memory Programming Specification PIC16F72X/PIC16LF72X Programming Specification Users Guide FRM Chapter MCP1640 Synchronous Boost Converter Evaluation Board Users Guide dsPIC33E/24E FRM Section 20. SPI dsPIC33F/24H FRM Section 24. Programming and Diagnostics Packaging Specification Packaging Specification

Visit our Technical Documentation page at www.microchip.com to view the documents. DS No. 01171C 01310A 01311A 21836G 39774D 41412A 61156C 80369G 80450C 80451C 80453C 80454C 80455C 80456C 80459C 80485B 80487C 80490B 80495A 80496A 41226G 41258C 41332C 51880A 70067E 70207B 00049BD

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