MCU Family Achieves 20 nA Sleep Currents
Microchip Technology offers the PIC24F16KA family of 16-bit microcontrollers with new nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power Technology. The PIC24F16KA family features the world's lowest sleep-current consumption microcontrollers, with typical sleep currents as low as 20 nA. Low power, combined with integrated EEPROM memory, and small-footprint and low pin count package options makes the four-member PIC24F16KA MCU family appropriate for battery-powered applications, energy-harvesting applications and other power-constrained applications. The PIC24F16KA MCUs' 20 nA sleep currents are achieved by isolating power to various circuits during sleep, with a fast wake-up time. The nanoWatt XLP Technology gives designers the flexibility to customize their applications for the lowest power consumption through multiple internal wake-up sources.