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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Microchip Unveils Next-Generation In-Circuit Debugger with Unparalleled Speed and Flexibility

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2017 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) today announced the MPLAB® ICD 4, an in-circuit programming and debugging development tool for Microchip’s PIC® microcontroller (MCU) and dsPIC® digital signal controller portfolios. The MPLAB ICD 4 debugger includes all the features of the popular MPLAB ICD 3 tool while adding increased speed through a faster processor and increased RAM.

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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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