Electronic Design

LCD MCU Targets Medical Applications

Microchip’s PIC18F87J93 8-bit microcontroller features direct LCD-drive plus the mTouch Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheral for capacitive touch-sensing systems. The 16-channel, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and hardware real-time clock and calendar (RTCC) support make it ideal for many low-power or mobile medical and metering applications. The chips have up to 128 kbytes of flash and 4 kbytes of RAM. Pricing starts at $2.71. The PICDEM LCD 2 Demo Board costs $125 and requires a $25 PIC18F87J93 plug-in module.



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