Microchip Technology introduced the MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit enables engineers to integrate an advanced 3D hand-position and gesturing user interface to virtually any electronic product. The Hillstar Development Kit (part #DM160218) is available for now for $179. The MGC3130 Configurable 3D Gesture Controller is shipping in production volumes.
Microchip Technology announced a cloud development platform. The service is available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and enables embedded engineers to quickly learn cloud based communication. Microchip’s Cloud Development Platform is available now. As part of this platform, their Wi-Fi Client Module Development Kit is available for purchase for $99.
Microchip Technology introduced the SST12CP12 power amplifier. The SST12CP12 is a 2.4 GHz high-power and high-gain power amp. The chip supports the 256-QAM ultra-high data rate modulation. The SST12CP12 is available now for sampling and volume production, in a 3x3x0.55 mm, 16-pin QFN package. It is priced at $0.976 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology has expanded their Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem. This includes the chipKIT Pi Expansion Board, which is a new Raspberry Pi tool that it co-developed with element14. The chipKIT Pi’s advanced features simplify Arduino based application development for the Raspberry Pi.The new expansion board also adds large memory space, fast performance and integrated peripherals for human-interface, audio-processing and advanced-control applications. The chipKIT Pi Expansion Board is priced at $28. Boards are expected to become available in the final week of September.
Microchip Technology introduced the EMC118X temperature sensor IC family. All six members of the EMC118X temperature sensor family are available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $0.51 each in 5,000-unit quantities. The EMC1182 is offered in 8-pin DFN and TDFN packages. The EMC1183, EMC1184, EMC1187 and EMC1188 are all available in a 10-pin DFN package. The EMC1186 is offered in an 8-pin TDFN package.
Microchip Technology launched the UCS100X programmable USB port power controller family. The UCS100X family includes the UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2. The devices offer advanced USB-based charging capabilities for designing host devices, such as laptops, tablets, monitors, docking stations and printers; as well as dedicated AC-DC power-supply and charging products, such as wall adapters. The UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2 are available now for sampling in a 20-pin QFN package. Prices start at $0.90 each, in 5,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology introduced the USB553XB-5000 third-generation USB3 Controller Hub family. The UCH3 devices are SuperSpeed Logo Certified by the USB Implementers Forum. All four members of Microchip’s third-generation USB3 Controller Hub Family are available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $3.58 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The two-, three- and four-port USB5532B-5000, USB5533B-5000 and USB5534B-5000 are available in 64-pin QFN packages. The seven-port, hybrid USB5537B-5000 is available in a 72-pin QFN package.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP647X/8X/9X family of low-power, general-purpose operational amplifiers. The nine-member op amp family is available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $0.49 each in 5,000-unit quantities. The MCP6471, MCP6481 and MCP6491 are offered in 5-pin SC70 and SOT-23 packages. The MCP6472, MCP6482 and MCP6492 are available in 8-pin SOIC, TDFN and MSOP packages. The MCP6474, MCP6484 and MCP6494 are available in 14-pin SOIC and TSSOP packages.
Microchip Technology introduced the MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor Module. The low-cost software optimization tool enables engineers to increase power efficiency out of their code. The MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor Module (part #AC244008) is available now for $379.99 each. The tool is ideal for a broad range of battery-powered, digital power-supply, motor-control and metering applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP41HV31 and MCP41HV51 (MCP41HVXX) volatile, SPI digital potentiometers. The devices operate at 10, 12, 18, 24 and particularly 36 volts, for systems requiring wide signal swing or high power-supply voltages. Both digital potentiometers are available now for samples and volume production, in 14-pin TSSOP and 20-pin, 5×5 mm QFN packages. The MCP41HV31 is priced at $0.99 each and the MCP41HV51 is $1.09 each in 5,000-unit quantities.