Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the PIC12LF1840T48A—the
first in a family of single-chip devices that integrate an eXtreme Low
Power (XLP), 8-bit PIC® microcontroller with a sub-GHz RF
transmitter. The PIC12LF1840T48A's combination of features in a single,
14-pin TSSOP package makes it ideal for space-, power- and
cost-constrained applications, such as remote keyless entry fobs for
automobiles, garage doors and home security systems, as well as a broad
range of other home and building automation systems. Additionally, the
device is optimized to run Microchip's royalty-free KEELOQ®
advanced code-hopping technology, a proven security technology
used worldwide by leading manufacturers.
In addition to being optimized for secure wireless communication, the
PIC12LF1840T48A is designed to maximize battery life via an extremely
low operating voltage of 1.8V. Furthermore, the XLP microcontroller has
extremely low sleep current consumption, and is efficiently integrated
with the transmitter to enable fast wake-up and send functionality that
takes full advantage of the MCU's 8 MIPS operation.
"Microchip has built on our knowledge and experience in security and
authentication to provide a new level of integrated performance and low
power consumption," said Steve Caldwell, director of Microchip's
Wireless Products Division. "By combining our XLP PIC12LF1840
microcontroller with a highly efficient sub-GHz RF transmitter, we are
now able to provide a complete single-chip remote control solution with
KEELOQ security capabilities."
Using the PIC12LF1840T48A Microcontroller With Integrated Sub-GHz
Transmitter application note is available for download today, to
assist engineers in developing their remote-control designs.
Pricing & Availability
The PIC12LF1840T48A is available in a 14-pin TSSOP package, for $1.06
each in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples
are available today, and volume
production is expected in January. For additional information,
contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide
distributor, or visit Microchip's Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/K4KF.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, 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 http://www.microchip.com/get/RSEC.
Note:The Microchip name and logo, PIC, and KEELOQ are
registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other
countries.All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property
of their respective companies.
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