Microchip’s 8-bit PIC18F87J90 incorporates a charge time measurement unit (Ctmu) for capacitive touch sensing or precise time measurement plus direct drive lCD support. the lCD controller delivers software-programmable contrast support. these 64- and 80-pin devices support up to 128 kbytes of flash, 4 kbytes of rAm, and a real-time clock/ calendar. pricing starts at $2.58. the pIC18F87J90 plug-In module costs $25.