Microchip has expanded its 32-bit PIC32MZ EF microcontroller line to include an extended temperature portfolio. This is the first automotive-grade PIC32 MCU from Microchip Technology, according to the company.

The PIC32MZ EF family features core performance up to 250MHz, an integrated floating-point unit (FPU), a wide selection of peripherals and connectivity options, including Controller Area Network (CAN). The extended temp portfolio is ideal for several critical automotive and industrial applications that require reliable performance at higher temperatures.

In addition, the industrial temperature portfolio (-40° to 85°C) has been selectively expanded to offer a higher speed variant (250MHz/795 CoreMark). The high-speed variant is ideal for applications like high resolution audio that require slightly higher core performance to provide faster audio processing and streaming.

Devices in the PIC32MZ EF family are available in a variety of package options including TQFP, QFN, VTLA, and LQFP.