Protect IP and Deploy Secured Connected Systems with Microchip’s New CryptoAuthentication™ Device and Security Design Partner Program

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2017 — From remote cyber-attacks to the creation of counterfeit products, security threats are wide-spread and affect all industries. When carried out, these threats can translate into substantial losses in service revenue, recovery costs and, perhaps most significantly, in brand equity. Implementing robust security into new and existing designs to protect Intellectual Property (IP) and enable trusted authentication of connected devices is critical. To protect against these threats, Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) has created the ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ device, a secure element that allows developers to add hardware-based security to their designs. Microchip has also established a Security Design Partner Program for connecting developers with third-party partners that can enhance and expedite secure designs.

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Improve Response Time to Critical System Events on CAN Networks with New 8-Bit MCU with Core Independent Peripherals

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2017 — Microchip’s PIC18 product line has been expanded to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The CIPs increase system capabilities while making it easier for designers to create CAN-based applications without the complexity of added software. For more information on the two new PIC18 K83 devices available from Microchip Technology Inc.

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Latest Single-Wire Serial EEPROM from Microchip Enables Remote Identification

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2017 — A single-wire, two-pin Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) device with a 2.7V to 4.5V operational voltage range is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The AT21CS11 is ideal for identifying and authenticating remote items, such as cartridges or cables, where space for electronic components is limited.

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USB Smart Hub ICs Enable Smartphone-Connected Automotive Infotainment

CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2017 — With the rise in in-vehicle infotainment systems, car manufacturers need to provide a reliable, intelligent connection between the car’s display and one or more smartphones or tablets. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), the industry leader in supplying the integrated circuits (ICs) that enable these connections, provides unrivaled options with its five new USB 2.0 smart hub ICs. These devices, available in a variety of architectures, offer greatly increased flexibility to fit car manufacturers’ design needs and meet consumer demand for easy-to-use, intuitive systems.

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Reduce Risk and Time to Market with Microchip’s MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator with SPICE and SIMPLIS Environments

CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2017 — MPLAB® Mindi™ analog simulation software, which was updated to include more models and features, is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The MPLAB Mindi Analog Simulator is a circuit simulation tool that now supports more than 300 Microchip analog products, with SIMetrix’s enhanced SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) and SIMPLIS Technologies’ SIMPLIS (SIMulation of Piecewise LInear Systems) simulation environments.

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Microchip Expands Computing Capabilities with Two Embedded Controller Families that Support eSPI Bus Technology

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2017 — The MEC17XX and MEC14XX families of embedded controllers with enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI), the host interface supported by the latest PC computing chip sets, are now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). Both families support the eSPI bus technology that is required for new, upcoming computing applications. The MEC17XX family is based on an ARM® Cortex®-M4F core and has advanced hardware-accelerated cryptography algorithms to efficiently support the secure boot of a computer. The family offers several additional features including two UARTS and an extended industrial operating temperature range that make the family ideal for industrial computing. In addition, Microchip’s popular MIPS-based MEC14XX family has been expanded to include functionality for supporting the new eSPI Slave Attached Flash (SAF) feature, which allows the Microchip embedded controller to be directly connected to an SPI Flash memory using an on-board master controller.

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Enable CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD) in New and Existing Designs using Microchip’s Unique External CAN FD Controller

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2017 — The industry’s first external CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD) controller is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The MCP2517FD allows designers a simplified path to upgrade from CAN 2.0 to CAN FD and benefit from CAN FD protocol enhancements. CAN FD offers many benefits over traditional CAN 2.0 including faster data rates and data byte message expansion. The cutting-edge MCP2517FD CAN FD controller can be used with any microcontroller (MCU), enabling developers to easily implement this technology without a complete system redesign. Since the adoption and transition to CAN FD is in the beginning stages, there are a limited number of CAN FD MCUs available today. In addition, changing a system MCU can come with a significant cost, increased development time and risk. MCP2517FD allows system designers to enable CAN FD functionality by adding only one external component while continuing to utilize the majority of their design.

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Increase Software Power Measurement Accuracy to 99 Percent in Windows 10 Devices with New Power Monitoring IC from Microchip

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sep. 19, 2017 — The PAC1934, a precision power and energy monitoring chip, is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The chip works in conjunction with a Microchip software driver that is fully compatible with the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) built into the Windows 10 operating system to provide 99 percent accuracy on all Windows 10 devices that have batteries. Combining Microchip’s PAC1934 and Windows 10 driver with Microsoft’s E3 service can improve the measurement of battery usage from different software applications by up to 29 percent.

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Low-Voltage 64 Megabit Serial Quad I/O™ SuperFlash® Memory from Microchip Improves Power Consumption in Battery-Powered Devices

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 5, 2017 — A new 1.8V Serial Quad I/O™ SuperFlash® memory device is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The SST26WF064C, a low-voltage 64 megabit device, combines Dual Transfer Rate (DTR) with proprietary SuperFlash NOR Flash technology, making it ideal for wireless and battery-powered applications. DTR gives customers the ability to output data on both edges of the clock, which reduces overall data access time and power consumption. SuperFlash technology also reduces power consumption by providing the industry’s fastest erase times. Typical chip erase time for the SST26WF064C is between 35 and 50 milliseconds (ms), whereas competitive Flash devices take more than 30 seconds to erase. To learn more about the SST26WF064C memory device visit: www.microchip.com/SST26WF064C.

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Microchip Extends Custom Programming Service to Include AVR® and SAM Microcontrollers

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Slug: microchip-extends-custom-programming-service-to-include-avr-and-sam-microcontrollers Summary: CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2017 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), has expanded its custom programming service to include AVR® and SAM microcontrollers (MCUs). For the first time ever, users can add their custom code to MCUs from more than 30 AVR and SAM families, along …

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