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8-Bit MCUs

Create Connected Designs with 8-bit PIC® and AVR® MCUs

Easily create connected devices on any network standard, from single-wire chip-to-chip connections to full CAN, USB and wireless interfaces. Our 8-bit PIC and AVR MCUs with embedded SPI, EUSART and I2C peripherals support a wide variety of protocols and physical interfaces, giving you the flexibility to innovate and get your design to market faster. Use the links provided below to discover how to combine one of our 8-bit MCUs with one of our wired or wireless solutions for virtually seamless development of your next connected design.

  • Flexible connectivity options enable you to develop both wired and wireless designs
  • Software libraries and module support reduce your programming and configuration time
  • Embedded serial bus peripherals, such as I2C and SPI, support a wide range of expansion and embedded network protocols

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Microchip offers a strong portfolio of wireless solutions tailored to fit your application needs, including for Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, LoRa®, IEEE 802.15.4, and more. For seamless development with PIC and AVR MCUs, wireless modules are supported by a suite of free libraries available in MPLAB X® IDE.


Connect devices with embedded I2C, SPI, and EUSART peripherals, and full CAN, LIN, and USB solutions. Drive more performance by connecting and powering your device with Microchip Ethernet modules. MPLAB X® IDE takes the hassle out of configuring a wired network connection on an MCU through MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) and free library support.