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Intelligent Technology with simplified style of Low Power LCD applications by Microchip

A new group of low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) for driving Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) featuring Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) and intelligent analog is already made available from Microchip Technology a top provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The nine member PIC16F19197 family incorporates a battery friendly LCD drive charge pump, 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter with computation (ADC2), a low-power comparator, and active clock tuning of high frequency oscillator. These are first 8-bit MCUs optimised for popular low-power and battery-powered touch enabled LCD applications.

The PIC16F19197 family involves 28- to 64-pin devices with as many as 56 KB Flash and 4 KB RAM. The charge pump means that LCD screens maintain consistent contrast at the same time battery voltage drops. The ADC2automates signal acquisition and processing tasks, making robust touch buttons and sliders simple to apply. Additionally, the Active Clock Tuning feature provides customers with the extremely stable oscillator all over the entire voltage and temperature operating range. The PIC16F19197 family members are competent to make this happen entirely in hardware in lieu of relying upon software.

The family also includes a Real-time Clock & Calendar (RTCC) with battery backup and current I/O pins to directly drive the LCD backlighting. Additionally IDLE/DOZE low power modes and Peripheral Module Disable (PMD) extend battery lifespan. All of these functions can be found along with the driving privileges nearly 360 LCD segments, making the PIC16F19197 family the perfect option for battery powered LCD applications.

“This PIC16F19197 family makes all the type of low power LCD applications easy,” said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip’s 8-bit MCU division. “All for these the latest features can be positioned in MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), significantly reducing development a serious amounts of shortening time and energy to market.”