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8-Bit MCUs

8-bit PIC® and AVR® Microcontrollers

Effortless Design

PIC® and AVR® microcontrollers allow developers of all skill levels to easily bring their ideas to life. Our broad portfolio of uniquely configurable MCUs is supported by our award-winning integrated development environments with production-ready code generation tools and best-in-class rapid prototyping hardware.  This complete offering of silicon, development environments and industry knowledge enables developers to easily add functionality and robustness to their designs while shortening the overall design cycle. Microchip’s commitment to long-term availability of PIC and AVR MCUs ensures that customers can continue using their existing parts or easily migrate to other fully-compatible device family members to increase functionality without an extensive redesign.

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PIC18-Q43 Family

This family features our most versatile Core Independent Peripherals with advanced interconnection capabilities so you can effortlessly customize your sophisticated hardware design.

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AVR DA Family

Integrate next-generation capacitive touch or expand your design with a family of AVR® MCUs that was built with real-time control and functional safety in mind.


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PIC18-Q10 Family

Increase the speed and reliability of embedded control systems with a family of MCUs that features Intelligent Analog and a large selection of Core Independent Peripherals.

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PIC Microcontroller Families

Streamline designs with the industry's most capable and easy to use 8-bit MCUs.

AVR Microcontroller Families

Reduce your development time with the industry’s most code-efficient architecture.

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Get started with PIC MCUs

Select an easy-to-use development board and begin your development journey with the MPLAB® ecosystem.

Get started with AVR MCUs

Choose an Xplained development board to quickly turn your ideas into prototypes using Atmel Studio.

Browse by Application Area

Sensor Node Applications

Create low-power, highly-responsive sensor nodes using our intelligent on-chip analog peripherals. These autonomous peripherals improve system response while dramatically reducing overall code footprint, allowing a performance boost with less development effort.

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Real-Time Control Applications

Closed-loop control topologies are at the heart of many embedded applications. Our Core Independent Peripherals enable a level of system response that rivals solutions based on dedicated hardware – in addition to freeing the CPU to perform all other system tasks without any degradation in performance.

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Connected Applications

Easily create connected devices on any network standard – from single-wire chip-to-chip connections to full CAN, USB and wireless interfaces. Our MCUs support a wide variety of protocols and physical interfaces, giving you the flexibility to innovate.

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