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8-Bit MCUs

Sensor Node Design with PIC® and AVR® 8-bit MCUs

Designed with customer innovation in mind, the flexible 8-bit PIC® and AVR® microcontrollers (MCUs) enable you to easily enhance sensor node processing power through simple design. Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) and Intelligent Analog peripherals improve system response while reducing overall code footprint. Available in small packages, these devices boost sensor node performance while minimizing power consumption.

  • Autonomously filter and process sensor node data without waking the core
  • Create low-power, highly responsive sensor nodes with a small footprint
  • Achieve higher-quality end-user data with improved response time and determinism

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Low Power

Achieve sleep currents as low as 9 nA with these eXtreme Low Power (XLP) MCUs. Sophisticated sleep modes ranging from Deep Sleep to Doze add a layer of versatility to your low-power design. Your system can stay asleep longer with peripherals that process data without waking the core.

Signal Processing

Core Independent Peripherals and Intelligent Analog enable greater processing power while decreasing the amount of code, power consumption, and design effort. The Analog-to-Digital Converter with Computation (ADCC) filters data autonomously, providing more accurate analog sensor readings and ultimately higher-quality end-user data.

Real-Time Response

Increase determinism and improve response time with the advanced peripherals on PIC and AVR MCUs. The Configurable Logic Cell (CLC) and Configurable Custom Logic (CCL) peripherals enable data processing outside of the core. These custom logic peripherals can even be used to program a conditional wake-up based on sensor response.