Microchip Technology Inc

eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers with XLP Technology

Take Low Power to the eXtreme

As more wearable technology, wireless sensor networks, and other smart things are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), energy conservation becomes paramount. Today’s connected applications must consume little power and, in extreme cases, last for up to 20+ years, while running from a single battery. To enable applications like these, products with Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology offer the industry’s lowest currents for Run and Sleep, where extreme-low-power applications spend 90-99% of their time.

  • XLP technology enables sleep currents down to 9 nA and run currents down to 30 μA/MHz
  • Industry leading integrated USB, LCD, encryption and mTouch® capacitive sensing peripherals with low power
  • Consistent low-power features, peripherals and tools for ease of migration

Lowest power sleep modes with flexible wake-up sources

  • RAM Retention Sleep Mode
  • eXtreme Low Deep Sleep Mode
  • Operation down to 1.8V
  • Flexible self-wake-up sources; Special Low Power BOR, POR, WDT, RTC, INT, MCLR
  • Wake-up trigger from several peripherals

Longest battery life with robust and reliable features

  • Enable battery lifetime 20+ years
  • Maximum battery life for alkaline batteries and lithium coin cells
  • Higher performance across 1.8 – 3V
  • Active current down to 30 μA/MHz
  • BOR protection from battery depletion and replacement
  • WDT monitoring for system failures

Most efficient performance across battery voltage range

  • More than 80% instructions are single cycle execution
  • Faster execution allows you to sleep longer
  • Core Independent Peripherals that runs autonomously in low power modes
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