The New Microchip PIC16F15386 Microcontroller Line Includes 13 Models

The Microchip Technology Co. has presented a new family of eight-bit PIC microcontrollers with core-independent peripherals. Among common features of these models one can highlight the presence of the internal frequency generator (32 MHz) and the memory boot partition security mechanism meant for protection from the faulty rerecording. Moreover, there is a secure device information area (DIA) storing the device unique identifier and calibration constants. The just-launched controllers are supported by the Microchip MPLAB Xpress with MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) framework.



This line of products offers 13 samples possessing 2 Kbyte of RAM and up to 28 Kbyte of onboard flash. The specialties are incorporated into PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP cases with an 8–48 pin count. The number of ADC and I/O channels has increased.


Presentation samples as well as stock-produced items are already available. Wholesale prices start with $0.33 per unit.

Gigabyte Launches Small-Sized GA-ABN350N-Gaming WiFi Mainboard

Gigabyte Technology adds another mainboard to its inventory: this time it’s GA-ABN350N-Gaming WiFi model, designed in Mini-ITX form-factor. The greenhorn is compatible with AMD AM4 platform as well as APU Raven Ridge provided that UEFI firmware is updated. It houses AMD B350 chipset that is eligible for overclocking.



Gigabyte GA-ABN350N-Gaming WiFi accommodates a 6-phase VRM system, allowing to install up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 MHz memory modules. Expansion facilities are backed by a single PCIe 3.0 x16 bus, whereas storage subsystem is represented by four SATA III ports & one M.2 slot.


Furthermore, the back panel features a pair of USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, in addition to DisplayPort & HDMI video outputs. Network facilities are supported by Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 adapters; besides, there is a wired gigabit controller, developed by Realtek.


Some other peculiarities of the motherboard include the integration of RGB Fusion LED backlight …

Meet New High-Speed External Hard Drive Buffalo HD-GDU3

Buffalo Technology, a Japanese manufacturer of all innovatory storage devices and network solutions, showcases a new external hard drive, codenamed HD-GDU3, within the boundaries of DriveStation series. The new drive is housed in a black casing, featuring 45x126x202 mm dimensions. The model is known to have three capacity variations and, correspondingly, three different models: HD-GD1.0U3 (1TB), HD-GD2.0U3 (2TB) and HD-GD3.0U3 (3TB).



These external drives employ 3.5-inch hard drives as the basis and support an advanced high-speed USB 3.0 interface. Their layout involves 1GB of DRAM cache-memory which utilizes a dedicated caching software applet Turbo PC EX2, delivered along with the drives. This applet is called to immensely accelerate the data transfer process. The nominal delivery kit also includes a large software package with encoding and backup programs.


According to Buffalo developers, their HD-GDU3 is the fastest external hard drive ever seen. Thus, the maximal …
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