Mouser Electronics now stocking world's smallest single-chip ethernet MCU
Mar 28, 2007
Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced it is stocking the world's smallest 8-bit microcontrollers with integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet communications peripherals from Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.
The PIC18F97J60 family has an on-chip Media Access Controller (MAC) as well as a Physical Layer Device (PHY) and is optimized for embedded applications. Integrating a 10BASE-T Ethernet controller onto a 10 MIPS PIC18 microcontroller with up to 128 Kbytes of Flash program memory, provides embedded systems designers with a single-chip remote-communication solution for a wide range of applications.
Designers now have one of the most cost-effective, easy to use Ethernet solutions in network connectivity. Microchip's PIC18 high-end 8-bit microcontroller has a complete Ethernet controller, includes MAC, PHY and transmit/receive RAM buffer, and is available in 64- to 100-pin packages. The company also offers a free TCP/IP software stack to reduce development time.
According to Mitch Obolsky, Microchip vice president, Advanced Microcontroller Architecture Division, the need to access embedded applications remotely using Ethernet can be fully realized through the selection of the PIC18F97J60 family. Combined with Microchip's free TCP/IP stack, the introduction of the high-performance PIC18F97J60 family enables microcontroller-based applications to be cost-effectively monitored or controlled from a remote location.