Create More Reliable and Cost-Effective LED Lighting Applications with Microchip’s Sequential Linear LED Driver

CHANDLER, Ariz., July 10, 2017 — A next-generation sequential linear LED driver for offline lighting applications is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The CL88020, an extension of Microchip’s popular CL88XX family, is designed to drive a long string of low-cost LEDs directly from the 120 VAC line input. The product allows customers to create reliable, cost-effective and compact LED lighting applications by having High Power Factor (PF) without the need for switch-mode power conversion which is typically required for LED lighting design.

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New MOST Technology Intelligent Network Interface Controller Enables Daisy-Chain Communications in Automotive Applications

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 20, 2017 — The newest MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) enables automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers to incorporate Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST®) networks in a daisy-chain configuration on coaxial physical layer with the support of full-duplex communication, in addition to a ring topology. With a full-duplex daisy-chained network, a single cable segment is sufficient to connect two adjacent devices in the network, reducing cables and connectors for the back channel on each network connection. It also eliminates the return wire connecting the last node of the network to the first. This reduces wiring and component count resulting in lower system costs as well as potential weight savings that can impact Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) goals and other fuel efficiency regulations.

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Latest PIC32 Family Increases Performance While Reducing Power Consumption

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 19, 2017 — The latest PIC32 microcontroller family from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) expands Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology to 32-bit PIC32MX products. The PIC32MX1/2 XLP offers current PIC32MX customers an easy migration path to achieve higher performance at much lower power, enabling both increased functions and longer battery life in portable applications. The PIC32MX1/2 XLP family increases performance in small pin-count devices with little code rework for existing customers.

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Microchip Extends eXtreme Low Power PIC32MM Microcontroller Family

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 14, 2017 — New PIC32MM “GPM” microcontrollers (MCUs) are now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The eXtreme Low Power (XLP) devices feature large memory in small packages, providing ample battery life for space-constrained applications. With the inclusion of several connectivity options, Core Independent Peripherals and feature-rich development boards, the “GPM” MCUs are well suited for digital audio applications, gaming/entertainment devices, IoT sensor nodes and portable medical devices.

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Microchip Simplifies the Design of Low-Power LCD Applications

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 31, 2017 — A new family of low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) for driving Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) featuring Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) and intelligent analog is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The nine-member PIC16F19197 family includes 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 its high-frequency oscillator. They are the first 8-bit MCUs optimized for popular low-power and battery-powered touch-enabled LCD applications.

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Microchip’s UNICENS Software Makes Interfacing to High-Speed Infotainment In-Vehicle Networks Easy and Flexible

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 22, 2017 — A new high-speed network solution for in-vehicle infotainment with device control over Internet Protocol (IP) is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). Unified Centralized Software Stack (UNICENS) is a software module available at no charge to Microchip customers who are using Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INIC) such as the OS81118, OS81119 and any future INICs.

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Flexible, Integrated Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controller Performs Power Conversion, Measurement and Management

A new Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) buck controller for DC-DC power conversion is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). This device offers more flexibility than any other analog control architecture on the market today. The single-chip solution controls DC-DC converters and is capable of accepting a high-voltage input (up to 42V) while simultaneously regulating a wide output voltage range (0.3V to 16V without any external components or drivers).

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New Family of maXTouch® Touchscreen Controllers Designed for Large-Screen Automotive HMI Designs

A new family of maXTouch® touchscreen controllers is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The MXT1665T-A family of automotive-qualified touchscreen controllers is designed for large-screen automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs. The technology brings the user experience of multi-touch HMI, such as on a mobile phone, to car drivers and passengers in screen sizes from eight to 15 inches.

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