Microchip has added a new series to its PIC32MZ family of 32bit MCUs. Th 48 member PIC32MZ EF series also offers a 12bit, 18Msample/s A/D converter alongside an integrated hardware floating point unit. According to the company, the PIC32MZ EF also supports an extensive DSP instruction set.
Designed around an Imagination MIPS M-Class core running at up to 200MHz, the EF series has up to 2Mbyte of dual panel live update flash, 512kbyte of RAM and a broad set of connectivity peripherals, including a 10/100 Ethernet MAC and dual CAN ports.
In the low cost controllerless graphics configuration, the EF series can support displays with up to WQVGA resolution. A hardware crypto engine is also available, with a random number generator and AES, 3DES, SHA, MD5 and HMAC authentication.
The 48 members of the PIC32MZ EF series are available now. Of these, 16 feature a crypto engine, 12 MCUs have 512kbyte of flash, 24 have 1Mbyte of flash and 12 have 2Mbyte of flash.
Four PIC32MZ EF development tools are also available: the PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity with FPU EF Starter Kit; the PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity with Floating Point Unit and Crypto Starter Kit; the PIC32MZ2048EF PIM Explorer 16 Plug In Module; and the PIC32MZ EF Audio 144pin PIM for Bluetooth® Audio Development Kit.
Depending on the features selected, the MCUs can be supplied in a 64pin QFN, a 64pin TQFP, a 100pin TQFP, a 124pin VTLA, a 144pin TQFP and a 200pin LQFP.