The Silicon Review
“Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.”
Microchip Technology Inc. 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. The company serves over 70,000 customers in more than 65 countries who are designing high-volume embedded control applications in the consumer, automotive, office-automation, communications and industrial-control markets worldwide.
Microchip’s Quality System is based on the elements and criteria specified by ISO/TS-16949. ISO/TS-16949 is the highest quality system certification mandated by the world’s major automotive customers. The specified controls apply to all stages of design and manufacturing.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
Amplifiers & Linear– Microchip offers a broad portfolio of linear solutions featuring Operational Amplifiers (Op Amp), Instrumentation Amplifiers (INA), Comparators, Programmable Gain Amplifiers (PGAs), and DC Power/Current Sensing. Maximize the performance of design by using the industry’s lowest power with best in class offset voltages! Combine these performance benefits with small packaging optimizes system performance in a wide variety of applications for the Consumer, Industrial, Medical, and Automotive applications.
Automotive Connectivity and HMI Solutions– Automotive Networking, HMI and Consumer Connectivity Applications. Microchip develops markets and supports components for real-time multimedia technology, interconnected in optical and electrical networks for automotive multimedia networking applications. Products include IP, silicon, network management software and tools for Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST®) – the leading standard in automotive multimedia networking. With its expertise in the design of Ethernet and USB connectivity, Microchip also offers its TrueAuto™ line of efficient IC solutions that have specifically been designed, validated, qualified, characterized and manufactured for the high reliability requirements of automotive applications.
Clock and Timing– Microchip’s extensive clock and timing portfolio deliver a one-stop shop for complex timing requirements. Their oscillator products offer both low-jitter and low-power configurable products with the option of choosing Quartz- or MEMS-based resonator products. The clock generation line offers online configurability, single-chip and multiple frequency clock tree solutions. Their clock and data distribution product line includes one of the industry’s largest portfolios of buffers, logic translators and multiplexers, rounding off the portfolio and extends a true total solution for clock and timing products to customers.
Data Converters– Microchip’s data converter portfolio features a wide range of products, including Analog-to-Digital converters (ADCs), Digital-to-Analog converters (DACs), digital potentiometers (Digipots), high-end energy and power measurement solutions, and voltage references. All devices feature low power operation.
Development Tools Home Page– Microchip provides award-winning development tool solutions to fit every embedded design application. Their MPLAB® X programming platform is compatible with all microcontrollers, including 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit, DSC and periphery products.
High-Speed Communications– Microchip has a large portfolio of high-speed communication ICs for different fiber optic applications with data rates ranging from sub-Mbps up to 12.5 Gbps. For point-to-point continuous-mode applications, a wide choice of limiting amplifiers, laser drivers and VCSEL drivers is offered to cover all kind of applications such as GbE/10GbE, Sonet/SDH and Fibre Channel. For point-to-multipoint PON applications, Microchip offers the burst mode limiting amplifiers family with industry-leading performance for GEPON/GPON, 10GEPON, XGPON and NG-PON2 applications. A family of SFF-8472 MSA fiber optic module management ICs completes the chipset offering. The high-speed communications products also include a family of Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) ICs for operations up to 2.7 Gbps.
Microchip’s NXP Compatible 8051 MCUs
Pin-for-Pin Compatible Replacements for Recently EOL NXP Device- Microchip welcomes customers who are currently using NXP’s 80C51 MCUs and want to avoid redesigning their end products. They offer a 100% compatible 80C51 product portfolio, and the option to migrate to broad portfolio of 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers in the future.
Meet the Thought Leader
Steve Sanghi, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer– Sanghi was named the President of Microchip in August 1990, Chief Executive Officer in October 1991 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1993. Before joining the Company, he was Vice President of Operations at Waferscale Integration, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1988 to 1990. Sanghi was employed by Intel Corporation from 1978 to 1988, where he held various positions in management and engineering, the most recent serving as General Manager of Programmable Memory Operations. Sanghi holds a Masters of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Punjab University, India.
Relationship– Successful companies recognize the value of a strategic supplier relationship to help them deliver innovative products to their markets in a timely manner. They trust their suppliers to furnish quality components for current design opportunities as well as provide technology road maps and innovative solutions to stay ahead of tomorrow’s design trends.
Migrate– Designing in Microchip’s devices allows easy migration throughout our entire portfolio of devices. Upgrading your product with drop-in replacements and reusable code has never been easier with our MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and similar pin-to-pin compatible devices*. Their easy-to-use product roadmaps display the migration path for every product family with specifications, peripherals and highlights to pinpoint the best range of devices.
Embed– Microchip’s product line is the solution for your embedded design needs. From cost-competitive Analog and Memory devices to performance PIC®Microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), their devices provide a custom fit in your cost-sensitive design. Quickly integrate devices into applications from simple to complex. Their starter kits and free reference designs can help get you going.
Succeed– In today’s highly competitive market conditions, Microchip’s goal is to provide the best devices, value and support to reduce risk and streamline your time to market. The company has added resources to aid in every aspect of design from start to finish with easy to use product selection tools, 24/7 global technical support, web-based on-line training, Regional Training Centers (RTC) and a well-trained team of field personnel. Their commitment to customer satisfaction is exemplified by the company’s ISO/TS-16949 qualifications.