CHANDLER, Ariz. – Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is introducing the next-generation AVR DA family of microcontrollers for industrial and home applications, as well as connected vehicles.
The microcontrollers have Microchip’s Functional Safety Ready designation for devices that incorporate the latest safety features and are supported by safety manuals, Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) reports, and in some cases, diagnostic software – reducing the time and cost of certifying safety end applications.
The AVR DA MCU family includes several integrated safety functions to ensure a sufficient supply voltage such as power-on reset, brown-out detector, and voltage-level monitor.
Microchip’s AVR DA family of microcontrollers enables CPU speeds of 24 MHz over the full supply voltage range, memory density to 128 KB flash, 16 KB SRAM and 512 bytes of EEPROM, 12-bit differential A/D conversion, 10-bit D/A conversion, analog comparators, and zero cross detectors.
The peripheral touch controller enables capacitive touch interface designs supporting buttons, sliders, wheels, touchpads, small touch screens, and gesture controls in consumer and industrial products and vehicles.
The AVR DA family of microcontrollers supports as many as 46 self-capacitance and 529 mutual capacitive touch channels and features the latest generation peripheral touch controller with Driven Shield+ and boost mode technologies providing enhanced noise immunity, water tolerance, touch sensitivity, and response time.
In addition, the AVR DA family enables inter-peripheral communication without involving the CPU. Events are latency free and never lost, providing enhanced real-time performance and predictability for reliable and safe designs. Reducing the time the CPU needs to be active, reduces the overall power consumption of the application.
For more information contact Microchip Technology online at www.microchip.com.