Specially priced PICkit 3 extreme low power bundle to evaluate Microchip Technology's new nanoWatt XLP MCUs offered exclusively at Newark
CHICAGO-May 14, 2009 – Committed to bringing engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces that it has partnered with Microchip Technology to offer a specially priced PICkit 3™ nanoWatt XLP™ Technology bundle with all the hardware, software and MCU samples needed to start designing products using the new nanoWatt XLP™ microcontrollers, which set a new low for power consumption in the industry.
Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP portfolio consists of three new 8- and 16-bit PIC® MCU families and three other recent 8-bit families, providing designers with a rich and compatible low-power migration path that includes on-chip peripherals for USB and mTouch™ sensing solutions. This technology enables products to have longer operating lives using less power, or to require fewer battery changes.
Newark's PICkit 3 nanoWatt XLP Technology bundle (07R8155) is priced at $99.99, and available for same day shipping, while supplies last, at www.newark.com.
- PICkit 3 Debug Express In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer
- PIC18F46J50 FS USB Demo Board
- MPLAB® IDE and C-compiler software CD
- CD containing white papers, application notes and data sheets
- 1 sample each
- USB cables
If purchased separately, these same items would cost over $115.00.
"We are pleased to partner with Newark to meet the needs of embedded designers with the lowest possible power consumption for today's demanding battery-powered and power-constrained applications," said Malcolm Campbell, Microchip's Global Channel Sales director. "Through significant investment in our new nanoWatt XLP Technology, which combines enhanced design techniques and new features, Microchip has driven power consumption to new lows, surpassing the industry and becoming the new leader in low-power microcontrollers."
"This is the latest example of how Newark and Microchip partner together to bring the newest technology to market," comments Paul Buckley, Senior VP, Sales & Supplier Management, Newark. "We are proud to offer design engineers both innovation and value."
Complete details about Newark’s exclusive development bundle can be found at www.newark.com.
Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is known for offering the broadest selection of components and test equipment from 440+ top manufacturers for design engineer and maintenance professionals. With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark through contact centers, local branch network, field sales force and a world-class website at www.newark.com that offers exclusive tools to manage and track purchases, quotes and invoices online.
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, and MPLAB are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries. nanoWatt XLP, PICkit, and mTouch are trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.