Microchip expands its MPU-Based portfolio

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CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the embedded market continues to grow rapidly and evolve, developers are looking to optimize product development, or they may need to move from a microcontroller (MCU) to a microprocessor (MPU) to handle increased processing requirements. To help developers through this transition and reduce design complexities, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) announces today that it has expanded its microprocessor-based system-on-module (SOM) portfolio with the SAM9X60D1G-SOM ARM926EJ-SBuilt-in MPU based on operating up to 600 MHz. Software for the SAM9X60D1G-SOM is available with bare metal or RTOS support via MPLAB® Harmony3, or full Linux® main distributions.

The SOM, based on the SAM9X60D1G System in Package (SiP), is a small, hand-solderable 28mm × 28mm module that includes the MPU and DDR in a single package, along with power supplies, clocks, and memory. of storage. The SAM9X60D1G-SOM is Microchip’s first SOM equipped with 4GB NAND SLC Flash memory to maximize in-memory storage of data in application devices, while onboard DDR reduces supply and price risk associated with memory chips. The small form factor SAM9X60D1G-SOM also includes an MCP16501 power management integrated circuit (PMIC), which simplifies the effort of designing the single 5V voltage rail power supply to enable systems with weak power.

To provide the functionality an Ethernet-connected system might need, the SAM9X60D1G-SOM contains a KSZ8081 10/100 Ethernet PHY and a 1 KB serial EEPROM with a pre-programmed MAC address (EUI-48). Customers can further customize their design based on the level of security protection required, such as secure boot with on-chip secure key storage (OTP), hardware encryption engine (TDES, AES, and SHA), and real random generator ( TRNG).

“With the SAM9X60D1G-SOM, designers can take advantage of a mid-performance microprocessor and significantly reduce design complexity,” said Rod Drake, vice president of Microchip’s 32-bit MPU business unit. “This latest SOM provides customers with a small form factor solution directly from Microchip and alleviates the logistical burden of purchasing each of the six active components and numerous passives on the SOM separately.”

The SAM9X60D1G-SOM is the newest addition to the existing portfolio of MPU-based SOMs built using a common set of proven Microchip components to reduce design complexity and overall PCB costs. For example, since complex devices are already routed on the SOM, customers can design their products using a low-cost four-layer PCB.

The SOM and its components are supported by Microchip’s customer-focused obsolescence practice of continuing to supply a product for as long as possible and as long as the demand for the product exists. This is especially important in today’s semiconductor climate characterized by high demand and supply constraints.

The SAM9X60D1G-SOM is designed for many MPU32 end-use applications in a variety of industries such as medical equipment, automotive telematics and infotainment systems, electric vehicle chargers, industrial and automation control and more Again. It is also particularly well suited to products designed to provide computing capabilities with multiple communication interfaces that are qualified once and then customized for separate projects.

development tools

Microchip provides hardware and software development support for the SAM9X60D1G-SOM, including the SAM9X60D1G Curiosity Evaluation Kit (CPN: EV40E67A) comprising three Linux distributions: BuildRoot, Yocto, and OpenWRT. Bare metal or RTOS systems are supported by MPLAB® Harmony 3 integrated software framework, MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE), and MPLAB XC32 compiler.

Price and availability

The SAM9X60D1G-SOM (PN SAM9X60D1G-I/LZB) is available for $42.96 each in quantities of 5,000 units. To purchase, contact a Microchip Sales Representative, Authorized Global Distributor, or the Microchip Buying and Customer Service website, www.microchipDIRECT.com.

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About microchip technology
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs that reduce risk while reducing total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers in the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers exceptional technical support and reliable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

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