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Simplify your design process with the industry's most capable and easy-to-use 8-bit MCUs. Regardless of your design requirements, we have a product family that will meet your needs. 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) contain Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that enable you to create low-power solutions for sensor node, real-time control, connected and other applications. These CIPs offload the Central Processing Unit (CPU), which lowers overall power consumption while also providing deterministic responses. CIPs reduce code size, save development time and provide more memory space for your application. 

PIC MCUs are finding their way into new applications such as smartphones, audio accessories, video gaming peripherals and advanced medical devices. We are 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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Our Quick Reference Guide makes it easy to compare the key features of our 8-bit PIC MCU families to find the perfect solution for your design.

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Discover how Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) take the load off the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and provide flexible options for creating innovative designs.

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Select an easy-to-use development board and begin your design journey with the easy-to-use and comprehensive MPLAB® development ecosystem.

Why Design with PIC MCUs?


Flexible Intelligence

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

Innovative Integration

  • Complementary Output Generator (COG)
  • Configurable Logic Cell (CLC)
  • Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO)
  • Rail-to-rail op amps, fast comparators
  • Programmable switch mode controller
  • High-resolution Pulse-Width Modulator (PWM), Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), Digital-to-Analog Converter (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 Brown-out Reset (BOR), Watchdog Timer (WDT), Real-Time Clock (RTC)

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