By Microchip Technology 18
Microchip's PIC32 MCU is a family of 32-bit microcontrollers designed for best-in-class 32-bit performance and accompanied by a vast offering of software. Since its introduction in 2007, the PIC32 family has established itself as a performance leader stemming from the highest DMIPs / MHz rated MIPS® M4K® core, highly efficient internal bus architecture, and advanced instruction caching. The five families of PIC32 MCUs offer a range of general purpose and integrated connectivity peripherals, including Ethernet, CAN, and USB host / device / on-the-go. Integrated Flash memory ranges from 32 K to 512 K, and on-board RAM ranges from 8 K to 128 K.
Microchip's MPLAB® development environment and well-known industry tools and software providers support the PIC32 family. Microchip customers benefit from the extensive offering of free software libraries that are commonly available in source code form such as graphics, TCP / IP, USB, encryption, file systems, and digital signal processing software. Most software stacks are compatible across numerous Microchip microcontroller and digital signal processor families. The MPLAB development environment spans the entire Microchip portfolio of over 600 microcontrollers, which enables the use of a single tool chain from the lowest cost 8-bit MCU to the highest performing and largest memory PIC32 MCU.