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8-Bit MCUs

8-bit PIC® MCUs

8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) contain Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that enable you to create low-power solutions for sensor node, real-time control and connected applications. These CIPs offload the Central Processing Unit (CPU) which lowers overall power consumption while also providing deterministic responses that reduce code size, saving time and providing more memory space for your application. By leveraging these on-chip Core Independent Peripherals, PIC MCUs are finding their way into new applications such as smartphones, audio accessories, video gaming peripherals and advanced medical devices. Microchip is dedicated to providing microcontroller solutions for a wide variety of performance and functional needs with easy-to-use development tools, complete technical documentation and comprehensive design support through our global sales and distribution network.

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Why design with PIC microcontrollers?

Flexible Intelligence

  • Continuous re-investment in 8-bit portfolio
  • Industry's most robust offering
  • Pin and code compatible across families
  • 6-pin DFN to 100-pin TQFP
  • 375B to 128 KB Flash
  • 16B to 4 KB RAM
  • On-board EEPROM
  • 1.8V to 5.5V+ operation

Innovative Integration

  • Core independent peripherals
  • Complementary output generator
  • Configurable logic cell
  • Numerically controlled oscillator
  • Rail-to-rail op amps, fast comparators
  • Programmable switch mode controller
  • High resolution PWM, ADC, DAC
  • I2C, SPI, UART, USB, Ethernet

eXtreme Low Power

  • Lowest power sleep modes with flexible wake-up sources
  • Active currents down to 35 µA/MHz
  • Sleep current as low as 20 nA
  • Battery lifetime ≥ 20 years
  • Operation down to 1.8V
  • Single cell operation
  • Special low power BOR, WDT, RTC