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Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Controllers and Microprocessors

Effortless Embedded Control Solutions

Effortlessly meet the ever-changing requirements of modern electronics with our portfolio of scalable 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers, digital signal controllers and microprocessors. Flexible peripherals and functions make it easy to create differentiated applications that set you apart from your competition. Our intuitive design environments and visual configuration tools provide a straightforward getting started experience while proven reference designs and professionally-tested software libraries lower your design risk.

IC QFN 40 Pin

Development Tools and Ecosystem

Are you being asked to get a prototype done fast? Microchip’s development ecosystem enables quick prototyping with intuitive design environments. Use one of our reference designs or boards to jumpstart your design so you can focus on differentiating your end product. Start with our professionally-tested software frameworks, libraries and code examples to write your firmware with confidence. Our tools work together to provide state-of-the-art debugging for your project with easy-to-use graphical user interfaces. Whether you need samples, example software or production programming, Microchip provides complete design support for every stage of your project.

Scalable Performance

Don’t let changing application requirements force a complete redesign. Microchip is the only semiconductor supplier innovating across 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), digital signal controllers (DSCs) and microprocessors (MPUs), providing the ultimate selection in scalable performance. There’s also no need to learn a new ecosystem or start your code from scratch since the Microchip development ecosystem allows you to leverage a common ecosystem across multiple designs. This allows you to preserve your investment in code development by reusing your application firmware, even when your design requirements change.

8-bit MCUs

PIC® and AVR® 8-bit microcontrollers allow developers of all skill levels to easily bring their ideas to life. The combination of easily customizable peripherals and the industry's most code-efficient architectures enable you to bring multiple functions to a single chip with minimal programming.

  • Easiest entry point for MCU development
  • Architected for real-time control applications
  • Fully-compatible device family members allow increases in functionality without extensive redesigns

16-bit MCUs & DSCs

PIC24 microcontrollers are ideal for applications which have outgrown the performance or memory capabilities of an 8-bit MCU and benefit from staying within a common ecosystem. Our dsPIC® digital signal controllers add DSP performance for time-critical control loops.

  • Simplicity of an MCU with the performance of a DSP
  • Precision motor control with sensorless field-oriented control
  • Efficient digital power conversion with power factor correction
  • Robust functional safety for safety-critical applications

32-bit MCUs

Our 32-bit microcontrollers provide the performance and functional capabilities to meet design needs across a wide variety of applications.

  • Low-power, high-performance MCUs to run multi-threaded applications
  • Hardware-based touch and graphics capabilities for HMI applications
  • Security capabilities include secure boot, secure firmware upgrade, hardware isolation, key protection and more
  • Highly-integrated connectivity: CAN-FD / CAN, Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet
  • Broad portfolio provides scalability to easily meet changing market requirements

MPUs

Microprocessors are a natural next step for those who have outgrown the performance capabilities of an MCU, need extra memory or who would like to run Linux® on their application.

  • Accessible MPU development, regardless of experience with SoM, SiP and IC options
  • Scalable security solutions from basic secured communications and storage to the implementation of a secure enclave
  • Hardware-based touch and graphics capabilities for HMI applications
  • Support for bare metal, RTOS and Linux with peripheral driver support