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The Right Combination of Battery-Friendly Features for Your Low-Power Applications


Minimizing power consumption in battery-powered  wearables, wireless sensor networks, and other Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled smart devices is essential. If you need to reduce the operating power in your project, discover how our 8-, 16- and 32-bit eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), 8-bit AVR® and 32-bit SAM MCUs with picoPower® technology, and 32-bit low-power SAM microprocessors (MPUs) offer the right combination of features to meet your design’s specific requirements.

Our low-power technology enables MCU sleep currents down to 9 nA and run currents down to 25 μA/MHz

Industry-leading integrated analog, USB, LCD, and embedded security sensing peripherals with very low operating power

Consistent low-power features, peripherals and tools for ease of migration

8-bit Low-Power MCUs

  • 8-bit PIC and AVR MCUs: industry’s lowest-power microcontrollers
  • eXtreme Low Power (XLP) and picoPower technologies
  • Sleep currents as low as 9 nA with power-efficient wake-up sources and run currents down to 30 μA/MHz
  • Integration of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) enables application functions while minimizing CPU overhead, system latency and power consumption
  • Low-power features include Peripheral Module Disable, Idle Mode and Doze Mode
  • Widest operating range: 1.6V to 5.5V

16-bit Low-Power MCUs

  • Large portfolio of devices with Flash options ranging from 4 KB to 1 MB and pin counts of 8 to 121 pins
  • Sleep currents as low as 30 nA with flexible wake-up sources and run currents down to 150 μA/MHz to enable power-efficient applications
  • Flexible, integrated Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) such as Crypto Engine, Configurable Logic Cells (CLC), Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC), Pulse-Width Modulators (PWMs) and Peripheral Trigger Generator (PTG) designed to take the load off the CPU and reduce the overall energy requirements
  • More space and BOM cost savings with our small-footprint packaging options

32-bit Low-Power MCUs

  • Ultra-low picoPower SAM 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-based and PIC32 eXtreme Low Power (XLP) MCU portfolio extends battery life
  • Combines ultra-low power with Flash and SRAM that are large enough to run both the application and wireless stacks
  • Chip-level tamper resistance and Arm TrustZone® to protect low-power applications from security vulnerabilities
  • Integrate peripherals and design techniques used to minimize power consumption in real-world battery-powered applications
  • Under 25 μA/MHz active and 100 nA sleep current, 1.2 μS wakeup time
  • Highest certified ULPMark™ score for any Arm Cortex-M23 or Arm Cortex- M0+ class device; ULPMark score of 410 on SAM L11
  • Innovative SleepWalking peripherals and Event System

32-bit Low Power MPUs

  • The SAMA5D2 series delivers the lowest power consumption of any MPU in its class and the SAMA5D3 series is ideal for battery-operated applications
  • Typical sleep current is 250 μA in retention mode with an ultra-fast 15 μs wake-up in ULP1 mode
  • Typical run current is 233 μA/MHz
  • Unique SleepWalking feature enables peripherals to asynchronously wake up from sleep in ULP1 mode, for example by activity on a communication line
  • Back-Up Mode with battery supply pin maintains the RTC and preserves a 5 KB SRAM data and 256-bit register file
  • Typical back-up current is 4.5 μA; optional DDR Self-Refresh Mode maintains external SDRAM contents (40 μA)

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Product Status 5K Pricing CPU Type Architecture CPU Speed (MIPS/DMIPS) Program Memory Size (KB) Auxiliary Flash (KB) Multiple Flash Panels Code-Guard Security RAM (KB) Data EEPROM/HEF (Bytes) Max I/O Pins Pincount Brown-Out Reset Low Voltage Detection Power On Reset Watch Dog Timer Internal Osc better than 1% accuracy Hardware RTCC/RTC Direct Memory Access Channels Low Power Vbat/Vddbu battery backup Number of Comparators Comparator max speed (ns) Number of ADCs ADC Input Max ADC Resolution (Bits) Max ADC Sampling Rate (ksps) Hardware Cap Voltage Divider Number of DACs DAC Outputs Max DAC Resolution (Bits) Internal Voltage Reference (Bandgap) Number of Op Amps CTMU test UART SPI I2C I2S Configurable Logic Cell (CLC/CCL) Peripheral Trigger Generator Peripheral Pin Select / Pin Muxing Number of USB Modules USB Interface Number of CAN Modules LIN SENT IrDA Capture / Compare/PWM (CCP) Enhanced Capture/Compare/PWM (ECCP) Single output CCP (SCCP) Multiple output CCP (MCCP) Standalone Output Compare/ Standard PWM Motor Control PWM Outputs SMPS PWM Outputs Input Capture Max PWM outputs (including complementary) Number of PWM Time Bases PWM Max Resolution (Bits) PWM Resolution (ns) Class B Safety Library Quadrature Encoder Interface Segmented LCD Graphics Controller/GPU Crypto Engine Parallel Port Max 8-Bit Digital Timers Max 16-Bit Digital Timers Max 32-Bit Digital Timers CRC Temp Range Min Temp Range Max Operation Voltage Min (V) Operation Voltage Max (V) Packages
ATSAMA5D225C-D1M In Production $7.35 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 No 128 90 196 Yes Yes Yes 51 Yes Yes 1 5 12 1000 Yes 9 7 7 2 Yes 2 High Speed 1 Yes Yes 5 8 5 13 9 32 3 2 Yes Yes EBI 4 5 Yes -40 85 3.1 3.4 196/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D27-WLSOM1 In Production $44.84 Cortex-A5 32 785 8000 No 128 94 188 Yes Yes Yes 51 Yes Yes 1 6 12 1000 Yes 5 2 1 2 Yes 2 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 5 8 5 13 9 32 3 2 Yes Yes EBI 4 5 Yes -40 85 3 5.5 188/Module
SAM9X60 In Production $4.56 ARM926 32 660 0 No 68 112 228 Yes Yes Yes 51 Yes Yes 1 12 12 1000 Yes 13 6 13 1 Yes 3 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 6 0 6 10 10 32 5 2 Yes Yes EBI 0 6 No -40 105 1.02 1.21 228/TFBGA
SAM9X60D1G In Production $8.72 ARM926 32 660 0 No 68 112 233 Yes Yes Yes 51 Yes Yes 1 12 12 1000 Yes 13 6 13 1 Yes 3 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 6 0 6 10 10 32 5 2 Yes Yes EBI 0 6 No -40 85 1.02 1.21 233/TFBGA
SAM9X60D5M In Production $7.28 ARM926 32 660 0 No 68 112 233 Yes Yes Yes 51 Yes Yes 1 12 12 1000 Yes 13 6 13 1 Yes 3 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 6 0 6 10 10 32 5 2 Yes Yes EBI 0 6 No -40 85 1.02 1.21 233/TFBGA
SAM9X60D6K Samples Available $6.10 ARM926 32 660 0 No 68 112 196 Yes Yes Yes 51 Yes Yes 1 12 12 1000 Yes 13 6 13 1 Yes 3 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 6 0 6 10 10 32 5 2 Yes Yes EBI 0 6 No -40 85 1.02 1.21 196/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D21 In Production $4.86 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 72 196 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 5 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 9 6 6 2 0 False Yes 2 High Speed 0 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5 13 9 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 5 Yes -40 85 1.1 1.32 196/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D22 In Production $4.86 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 72 196 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 5 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 9 6 6 2 0 False Yes 2 High Speed 1 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5 13 9 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 5 Yes -40 105 1.1 1.32 196/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D23 In Production $7.09 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 72 196 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 5 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 9 6 6 2 0 False Yes 2 High Speed 1 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5 13 9 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 5 Yes -40 105 1.1 1.32 196/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D24 In Production $5.80 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 105 256 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 10 7 7 2 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 0 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 6 14 10 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 6 Yes -40 85 1.1 1.32 256/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D26 In Production $5.60 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 128 289 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 10 7 7 2 0 False Yes 2 High Speed 0 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 6 14 10 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 6 Yes -40 105 1.1 1.32 289/LFBGA
ATSAMA5D27 In Production $6.18 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 128 289 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 10 7 7 2 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 6 14 10 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 6 Yes -40 105 1.1 1.32 289/LFBGA, 361/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D28 In Production $7.28 Cortex-A5 32 785 0 0 No Advanced 128 0 128 289 None None Yes Yes No Yes 51 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 10 7 7 2 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 Yes Yes 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 6 14 10 32 3 False 2 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 6 Yes -40 105 1.1 1.32 289/LFBGA, 289/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D31 In Production $7.22 Cortex-A5 32 842 0 0 No Intermediate 128 0 160 324 None None Yes Yes No Yes 39 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 6 6 3 0 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 No Yes 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5 13 9 32 2 False 0 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 5 Yes -40 85 1.08 1.32 324/LFBGA, 324/TFBGA
ATSAMA5D33 In Production $7.58 Cortex-A5 32 842 0 0 No Intermediate 128 0 160 324 None None Yes Yes No Yes 39 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 4 6 3 0 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 No Yes 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5 13 9 32 2 False 0 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 5 Yes -40 85 1.08 1.32 324/LFBGA
ATSAMA5D34 In Production $8.00 Cortex-A5 32 842 0 0 No Intermediate 128 0 160 324 None None Yes Yes No Yes 39 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 4 6 3 0 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 No Yes 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5 13 9 32 2 False 0 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 5 Yes -40 85 1.08 1.32 324/LFBGA
ATSAMA5D35 In Production $8.00 Cortex-A5 32 842 0 0 No Intermediate 128 0 160 324 None None Yes Yes No Yes 39 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 6 6 3 0 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 No Yes 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 6 14 10 32 2 False 2 0 No Yes EBI 0 4 6 Yes -40 105 1.08 1.32 324/LFBGA
ATSAMA5D36 In Production $8.21 Cortex-A5 32 842 0 0 No Intermediate 128 0 160 324 None None Yes Yes No Yes 39 Yes Yes 0 0 1 12 12 1000 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 6 6 3 0 0 False Yes 3 High Speed 2 No Yes 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 6 14 10 32 2 False 0 0 Yes Yes EBI 0 4 6 Yes -40 105 1.08 1.32 324/LFBGA

Documentation

Title Download
AN_42412 - AT04296: Low Power Features of SAM L Series Devices Download
AN1267 - eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) PIC Microcontrollers: An Introduction to Microchip's Low-Power Devices Download
AN879 - Using the Microchip Ultra Low-power Wake-up Module Download
AN_42411 - AT06549: Ultra Low Power Techniques Download
AN1416 - Low-Power Design Guide Download
Title Download
PIC MCU - eXtreme Low Power Solutions for Wearable Applications Download
eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC® MCUs Brochure Download
32-bit MCU Low Power Sell Sheet Download
Title Download
Ultra Low-Power Techniques Tech Brief Download
Title Download
PIC® MCU Tips-n-Tricks Featuring nanoWatt XLP Technology Download
Title Download
Practical Applications of Low Power Design with nanoWatt XLP Download
The Truth about Power Consumption in PIC MCUs with XLP Technology vs. TI's MSP430 Download

Featured Tools


8-bit Low-Power MCU Tools


ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit

Part Number: DM320115

Take your next idea to market with a development board that you can keep in your pocket. With full program and debug capabilities, the ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit offers complete support for your next design.

PIC16F18446 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit

Part Number: DM164144

With full program and debug capabilities, the PIC16F18446 Curiosity Nano offers complete support for your next design. Use it with MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) to access to the Intelligent Analog and Core Independent Peripherals on the PIC16F18446 MCU.

Curiosity Nano Base for Click boards™

Part Number: AC164162

The Microchip Curiosity Nano Base for Click boards is a hardware extension platform to ease the connection between Curiosity Nano kits and extension boards like MikroElektronika’s Click boards and Xplained Pro extension boards.

16-bit Low-Power MCU Tools


Explorer 16/32 Development Board

Part Number: DM240001-3

The Explorer 16/32 Development Kit is a flexible, convenient and ready-to-start development, demonstration and testing platform for 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, dsPIC® DSCs and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs. It comes with the main development board, a PIC24FJ1024GB610 Plug-in Module (PIM) and USB A to micro-B and USB A to Type-C cables.

PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Development Board

Part Number: DM240016

The PIC24FJ256GA7 Curiosity Development Board is a cost-effective, fully integrated 16-bit development platform featuring a PIC24FJ56GA705 XLP MCU. It offers an integrated programmer/debugger and dual MikroElektronika mikroBUS™ interfaces to add Click boards for expanding your application. Requiring no additional hardware, this board serves as a perfect tool for evaluating and prototyping your designs.

LCD Explorer XLP Development Board

Part Number: DM240314

The LCD Explorer XLP Development Board enables development with 100-pin 16-bit PIC® XLP MCUs. It comes with a 100-pin PIC24FJ128GA310 LCD PIM and provides an ideal platform for evaluating MCUs with a x8 common LCD driver on a 38-segment × 8 common LCD display.

32-bit Low-Power MCU Tools


32-bit Low-Power MPU Tools


SAMA5D2C Xplained Ultra Evaluation Kit

Part Number: ATSAMA5D2C-XULT

The SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra Evaluation Kit is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the SAMA5D2 series of MPUs. The board includes eMMC and DDR3 memories as well as a rich set of connectivity options. Its connectors and expansion headers allow for easy customization and quick access to leading-edge embedded features such as the Class D amplifier or the Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC). A Linux® distribution and software package allows you to easily get started with your development.

SAMA5D27 SOM1 Kit1

Part Number: ATSAMA5D27C-SOM1-EK1

The SAMA5D27 SOM1 Kit1 is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the SAMA5D2-based System in Packages (SiPs) and the SAMA5D27 System on Module (SAMA5D27-SOM1).

Other Tools


XLP Battery Life Estimator

The XLP Battery Life Estimator is a free software utility to aid you in developing low-power applications with our low-power microcontrollers. The tool estimates average current consumption and battery life. The utility allows you to select the target device, battery type, the application’s operating conditions (such as voltage and temperature) and finally model the active and power-down times for your applications. 

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