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Our 8-bit eXtreme Low Power (XLP) 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) and AVR® MCUs with picoPower® technology are ideal for conserving power in battery-powered, connected applications like wearables, wireless sensor networks and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Low-Power Sleep Modes with Flexible Wake-Up Sources

  • Sleep current down to 20 nA
  • Deep sleep current down to 9 nA
  • Low-power self-wake-up sources: special low-power Brown-out Reset (BOR), Power-on Reset (POR), Watchdog Timer (WDT), Real-Time Clock (RTC), INT, Asynchronous Master Clear Reset (MCLR)
  • Idle and Doze lower-power modes

Flexible and Advanced Integrated Peripherals

  • 20+ Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) to offload the CPU while enabling sensor interfacing, waveform control, timing/measurements, logic/math, safety/monitoring, communications and user interface functionality
  • Intelligent analog features include 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter with Computation (ADCC), op amps, comparators, Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) and more

Long Battery Life with Robust and Reliable Features

  • Enable battery lifetime of 20+ years
  • Low-power supervisors for safer operation (BOR, WDT)
  • Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) perform tasks at lowest possible energy requirement
  • VBAT battery backup powered separately
  • Robustness in hostile environments
  • Low-power and robust touch sensing technologies

Large Portfolio and Efficient Performance Across Voltage Range

  • 6–100 pins
  • Up to 384 KB Flash
  • Up to 16 KB RAM
  • 1.6V to 5.5V operation
  • Wide selection of package options
  • Peripherals run autonomously in low-power modes

8-bit Low Power Product Specifications


You can find a variety of low-power devices throughout our portfolios of 8-bit PIC and AVR MCUs. Several key families are listed below for your consideration:

Device Family Flash Memory (KB) Pins Sleep (nA) WDT (nA) RTCC (nA) 1 MHz Run (μA) ADC DAC Highlights
PIC18F “K42” 16-128 28-48 60 720 - 45 12-bit 5-bit ZCD, CWG, NCO, HLT, SMT, CLC, CRC, VI, DMA, DIA, MAP
PIC16F153xx 16-128 28-48 60 720 - 45 12-bit 5-bit ZCD, CWG, NCO, HLT, SMT, CLC, CRC, VI, DMA, DIA, MAP
PIC16F188xx 16-128 28-48 60 720 - 45 12-bit 5-bit ZCD, CWG, NCO, HLT, SMT, CLC, CRC, VI, DMA, DIA, MAP
PIC16F191xx 16-128 28-48 60 720 - 45 12-bit 5-bit ZCD, CWG, NCO, HLT, SMT, CLC, CRC, VI, DMA, DIA, MAP
PIC18F “K40” 16-128 28-64 50 500 - 32 12-bit 5-bit ZCD, CWG, HLT, CRC, HLT
ATtiny21x/41x/ 81x/161x/321x 2-32 8-24 100 700 - 600 12-bit 5-bit CCL, CRC, Event System, PTC
ATtiny1634 16 20 100 900 - 200 10-bit - PTC
ATmega165PA/325PA/645P 16-64 44 100 5000 - 215 10-bit - PTC
ATxmega E5 Family 8-32 32 100 300 - 130 12-bit 12-bit CCL, CRC, Event System, DMA

8-bit Low Power Microcontrollers


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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
ATMEGA3290PA In Production $3.83 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 32 0 No None 2 1024 32 44 None None Yes No Yes 0 Yes No 1 0 0 8 10 15 False 0 0 0 No 2 3 1 0 0 False 0 None 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 False 0 160 No No 2 1 0 -40 85 2.7 5.5 100/TQFP
ATtiny104 In Production $0.47 8-bit AVR MCU 8 12 1 0 No None 0.03 0 12 14 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 0 8 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 0 0 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 0 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 14/SOIC
ATtiny13A In Production $0.40 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 1 0 No None 0.06 64 6 8 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 4 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 0 0 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 0 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC, 8/SOIJ, 10/VDFN, 20/WQFN
ATTINY1616 In Production $0.55 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 16 0 No None 2 256 18 20 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 3 0 2 16 10 115 False 3 1 8 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 1 False Yes 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 True 0 0 No No No 1 3 0 Yes -40 125 1.8 5.5 20/SOIC, 20/VQFN
ATtiny1634 In Production $0.72 8-bit AVR MCU 8 12 16 0 No None 1 256 18 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 0 12 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 2 0 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 20/SOIC, 20/WQFN
ATtiny2313A In Production $0.50 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 2 0 No None 0.13 128 18 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 0 0 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 2 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/SOIC, 20/VQFN, 20/WQFN
ATtiny24A In Production $0.50 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 2 0 No None 0.13 128 12 14 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 8 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 14/PDIP, 14/SOIC, 15/UFBGA, 20/VQFN, 20/WQFN
ATtiny261A In Production $0.64 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 2 0 No None 0.13 128 16 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 11 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 150 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/SOIC, 20/TSSOP, 32/VQFN
ATtiny4313 In Production $0.59 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 4 0 No None 0.25 256 18 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 0 0 0 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 2 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/SOIC, 20/VQFN, 20/WQFN
ATtiny43U In Production $1.43 8-bit AVR MCU 8 8 4 0 No None 0.25 64 16 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 4 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 0 0 No -40 85 0.7 5.5 20/SOIC, 20/WQFN
ATtiny441 In Production $0.67 8-bit AVR MCU 8 16 4 0 No None 0.25 256 12 14 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 0 12 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 2 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 2 0 No -40 85 1.7 5.5 14/SOIC, 20/VQFN, 20/WQFN
ATtiny44A In Production $0.54 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 4 0 No None 0.25 256 12 14 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 8 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 14/PDIP, 14/SOIC, 15/UFBGA, 20/VQFN, 20/WQFN
ATtiny461A In Production $0.67 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 4 0 No None 0.25 256 16 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 11 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/SOIC, 20/TSSOP, 32/VQFN
ATtiny48 In Production $0.66 8-bit AVR MCU 8 12 4 0 No None 0.25 64 28 32 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 8 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 28/SPDIP, 28/VQFN, 32/TQFP, 32/VQFN
ATTINY816 In Production $0.50 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 8 0 No None 0.5 128 18 20 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 12 10 0 False 1 1 8 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 1 False Yes 0 None 0 No No 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 True 0 0 No No No 1 2 0 Yes -40 125 1.8 5.5 20/SOIC, 20/VQFN
ATtiny828 In Production $0.77 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 8 0 No None 0.5 256 28 32 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 28 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.7 5.5 32/TQFP, 32/VQFN
ATtiny841 In Production $0.77 8-bit AVR MCU 8 16 8 0 No None 0.5 512 12 14 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 2 0 0 12 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 2 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 2 0 No -40 85 1.7 5.5 14/SOIC, 20/VQFN, 20/WQFN
ATtiny861A In Production $0.79 8-bit AVR MCU 8 20 8 0 No None 0.5 512 16 20 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 11 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/SOIC, 20/TSSOP, 32/VQFN
ATtiny88 In Production $0.66 8-bit AVR MCU 8 12 8 0 No None 0.5 64 28 32 Programmable BOR Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 8 10 15 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 1 0 No -40 85 1.8 5.5 28/SPDIP, 28/VQFN, 32/TQFP, 32/VQFN
PIC10F320 In Production $0.38 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 0.448 0 No None 0.06 0 4 6 BOR LVD Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 3 8 0 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 0 0 0 1 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 1 10 10 False 0 0 No No No 2 0 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 6/SOT-23, 8/DFN, 8/PDIP
PIC10F322 In Production $0.41 8-bit PIC MCU 8 4 0.896 0 No None 0.06 0 4 6 BOR LVD Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 3 8 0 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 0 0 0 0 1 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 1 10 10 False 0 0 No No No 2 0 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 6/SOT-23, 8/DFN, 8/PDIP, 14/PDIP
PIC12F1501 In Production $0.45 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 1.75 0 No None 0.06 0 6 8 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 1 4 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 0 0 0 0 2 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 5 1 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 8/DFN, 8/MSOP, 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC, 8/UDFN
PIC12F1612 In Production $0.59 8-bit PIC MCU 8 8 3.5 0 No None 0.25 0 6 8 BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 0 4 10 0 False 0 0 0 No 0 No 0 0 0 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 True 0 0 No No No 4 1 0 Yes -40 125 2.3 5.5 8/DFN, 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC
PIC12F1822 In Production $0.77 8-bit PIC MCU 8 8 3.5 0 No None 0.13 256 6 8 BOR LVD Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 1 4 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 8/DFN, 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC, 8/UDFN
PIC12F1840 In Production $0.81 8-bit PIC MCU 8 8 7 0 No None 0.25 256 6 8 BOR LVD Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 1 0 1 4 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 8/DFN, 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC, 8/UDFN
PIC12F752 In Production Consider: PIC16F1703 $0.62 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 1.8 0 No None 0.06 0 6 8 BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 2 50 1 4 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 0 0 0 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 2 5.5 8/DFN, 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC, 14/PDIP
PIC12LF1552 In Production $0.51 8-bit PIC MCU 8 8 3.5 0 No None 0.25 0 6 8 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 5 10 0 True 0 0 0 No 0 No 0 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 1 0 0 No -40 85 1.8 3.6 8/MSOP, 8/PDIP, 8/SOIC, 8/UDFN
PIC16F1503 In Production $0.57 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 3.5 0 No None 0.13 0 12 14 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 2 0 1 8 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 0 1 1 0 2 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 5 0 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 14/PDIP, 14/SOIC, 14/TSSOP, 16/QFN, 16/UQFN
PIC16F1507 In Production $0.71 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 3.5 0 No None 0.13 0 18 20 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 12 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 0 0 0 0 2 False No 0 None 0 No No 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 5 0 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/QFN, 20/SOIC, 20/SSOP, 20/UQFN
PIC16F1508 In Production $0.80 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 7 0 No None 0.25 0 18 20 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 2 0 1 12 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 4 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 5 0 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/QFN, 20/SOIC, 20/SSOP, 20/UQFN
PIC16F1509 In Production $0.84 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 14 0 No None 0.5 0 18 20 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 2 0 1 12 10 100 False 1 1 5 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 4 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 5 0 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 20/PDIP, 20/QFN, 20/SOIC, 20/SSOP, 20/UQFN, 28/SPDIP
PIC16F1512 In Production $0.85 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 3.5 0 No None 0.13 0 25 28 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 17 10 0 True 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 28/SOIC, 28/SPDIP, 28/SSOP, 28/UQFN
PIC16F1513 In Production $0.92 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 7 0 No None 0.25 0 25 28 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 17 10 0 True 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 No No 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 28/SOIC, 28/SPDIP, 28/SSOP, 28/UQFN
PIC16F1516 In Production $1.00 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 14 0 No None 0.5 0 25 28 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 17 10 100 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 28/QFN, 28/SOIC, 28/SPDIP, 28/SSOP, 28/UQFN
PIC16F1517 In Production $1.39 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 14 0 No None 0.5 0 36 40 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 28 10 100 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 40/PDIP, 40/UQFN, 44/TQFP
PIC16F1518 In Production $1.21 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 28 0 No None 1 0 25 28 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 17 10 100 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 10 0 True 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 28/QFN, 28/SOIC, 28/SPDIP, 28/SSOP, 28/UQFN
PIC16F1519 In Production $1.44 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 28 0 No None 1 0 36 40 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 28 10 100 False 0 0 0 Yes 0 No 1 1 1 0 0 False No 0 None 0 Yes No 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 10 0 False 0 0 No No No 2 1 0 No -40 125 1.8 5.5 40/PDIP, 40/UQFN, 44/TQFP
PIC16F1526 In Production $1.54 8-bit PIC MCU 8 5 14 0 No None 0.75 0 54 64 Programmable BOR None Yes Yes No No 0 Yes No 0 0 1 30 10 100 False 0 0 0