Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) announced the shipment of its 12 billionth PIC microcontroller (MCU) to the Nidec. Microchip delivered this 12 billionth MCU approximately 10 months after delivering its 11 billionth. The announcement demonstrates the industry’s continued acceptance of Microchip’s 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers as the high-performance, low-power, cost-effective solution for embedded-control designs.
A customer for more than 10 years, Nidec makes extensive use of Microchip’s 8-bit and 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC digital signal controllers with advanced motor-control peripherals. Additionally, Nidec uses Microchip’s comprehensive platform of scalable motor-control development tools and free motor-control software, application notes and tuning guides to achieve rapid prototyping and shorten development cycles. Microchip has a broad portfolio of more than 1,000 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, and is the only company to support all of its microcontrollers and digital signal controllers under a single integrated development environment. The MPLAB X IDE is an open source and enables cross-platform development using the Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems.
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