Microchip announces the 24-member PIC32MZ embedded connectivity (EC) family of 32-bit MCUs. It provides class-leading performance of 330 DMIPS and 3.28 CoreMarks / MHz, along with dual-panel, live-update Flash (up to 2 MB), large RAM (512 KB), and the connectivity peripherals including a 10 / 100 Ethernet MAC, hi-speed USB MAC / PHY (a first for PIC® MCUs) and dual-CAN ports needed to support today's demanding applications.
The PIC32MZ also has class-leading code-density that is 30% better than competitors, along with a 28 Msps ADC that offers one of the best throughput rates for 32-bit MCUs. Rounding out this family's high-level of integration is a full-featured hardware crypto engine with a random number generator for high-throughput data encryption/decryption and authentication (for example AES, 3DES, SHA, MD5, and HMAC), as well as the first SQI interface on a Microchip MCU and the PIC32's highest-number of serial channels.
The PIC32MZ family provides 3x the performance and 4x the memory over the previous-generation PIC32MX families, along with a high-level of advanced peripheral integration. For applications requiring embedded connectivity, the family includes hi-speed USB, Ethernet and CAN, along with a broad set of wired and wireless protocol stacks. Many embedded applications are adding better graphics displays, and the PIC32MZ can support up to a WQVGA display without any external graphics chips. Streaming/digital audio applications can take advantage of this family's 159 DSP instructions, large memory, peripherals such as I2S, and available software.