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Weight scales have been used for quite a while in homes, businesses and medical facilities. Power consumption is one of the major factors in digital medical weight scale design. The need for extended battery life, along with high precision, fast response time and lower cost is critical. Our PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology and our wide range of analog components offer extensive flexibility and performance to designers of digital medical weight scales.

Connected Bluetooth® Medical Weight Scale Demo Design Files

Check out the design files for a connected Bluetooth medical weight scale.

System Diagram

We Have What Digital Medical Weight Scale Designers Need

We provide a complete family of eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology PIC® MCUs with sleep currents as low as 9 nA and the flexibility of integrated 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs).

Experience lower development costs with our MPLAB® Code Configurator. This is a free graphical programming environment that generates seamless, easy-to-understand C code that is inserted into your project. Featuring an intuitive interface, it enables and configures a rich set of peripherals and functions. It is integrated into MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to provide a powerful and easy-to-use development platform.

Lower BOM cost and less design complexity is enabled by the integration of coherent peripherals, like built-in LCD drive, touch-sensing capability and other associated features in most of our popular MCU families.

Add wireless capability with our cost-effective and low-risk wireless controllers and modules.


PIC® Microcontrollers

Examples – PIC Microcontrollers with:
Integrated op amps, ADCs, LCD, touch channels, Core Independent Peripherals and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology

Signal Conditioning and Power Management

Examples – Op amps, instrumentation amplifiers, battery management, switching regulators and Low-Dropout (LDO) regulators


Examples – Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi®

Application Notes

Title Download
AN1416 - Low-Power Design Guide Download
AN1375 - See What You Can Do with the CTMU Download
TB1098 - Low-Power Techniques for LCD Applications Download
AN990 - Analog Sensor Conditioning Circuits - An Overview Download
AN1428 - LCD Biasing and Contrast Control Methods Download

Medical Video Channel

Digital Medical Weight Scale