The PIC24F “KL” family is Microchip’s lowest cost 16‑bit PIC® microcontroller (MCU) family. It combines the advantages of low cost, eXtreme low power and low pin count for the most cost sensitive applications. These devices feature the 16-bit performance of Microchip’s PIC24 core architecture and a cost effective peripheral set and memory mix.
These devices are designed to execute code with as little current consumption as possible. They are ideal for applications on a strict power budget, including battery powered applications. Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP technology allows the PIC24F “KL” family to achieve typical sleep currents of 30 nA at 25ºC, and typical run mode current consumption of 150 μA/MHz at 1.8V.
BUDGET µC WITH XLP – PIC24F “KL” Microcontroller Family - [Link]
Flyport is a revolutionary Wi-Fi module which is part of the Italian open source platform openPicus.
Flyport is not simply a serial to Wi-Fi solution, but a smart module with no need of an external host processor as it combines Processor power (Microchip PIC24F 256K Flash) with Connectivity (Microchip Wi-Fi certified transceiver).
A wide range of wireless applications can be easily developed and run on Flyport with openPicus IDE, and no Wi-Fi expertise is needed. The IDE allows to focus on application as openPicus framework, which is based on freeRTOS, manages the Wireless stack and its events.
In a previous post we introduce the openPICUS project. To learn more about this project view openPICUS Presentation – Press release. Now it’s time to talk about updates on this project. The guys involved released a Wi-Fi module called PicusWi-Fi. PCB and schematic of this module can be found on project’s blog. This module is based on a Microchip PIC 24F microproccesor.
openPICUS project: PicusWi-Fi module released - [Link]