Buying into low-power microcontrollers

Mouser Electronics is now offering Microchip’s PIC32CM LE00, LS00 and LS600 ultra-low-power microcontrollers. Offering 32-bit performance, ultra-low power consumption and memory configurations up to 512kB flash and 64kB SRAM, the PIC32CM Lx family provides three product options for solving challenges in the IoT, consumer, industrial and medical markets.

The microcontrollers feature a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M23 CPU running up to 48MHz. Based on picoPower technology, the devices provide 1.5μs wake-up times, plus SleepWalking and Event System peripherals. The products feature on-chip analog operational amplifiers, digital-to-analog converters and analog-to-digital converters. Other features include capacitive touch capabilities offering enhanced PTC, Driven Shield+ and the ability to add buttons, wheels, surfaces and sliders to smartwatches, fitness trackers, headsets and other peripherals.

The LS60 combines a secure subsystem and Arm TrustZone technology in a single package, allowing the CPU to be separated into ‘secure’ and ‘non-secure’ regions. It also integrates an enhanced peripheral touch controller with the Driven Shield+ feature that prevents false touches due to moisture.