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The Industry’s Broadest MCU Offering There are over 800 8-bit PIC microcontrollers ranging from 6 to 100 pins and up to 128 KB Flash that are pin and code compatible across the portfolio. PIC microcontrollers with XLP technology feature the world’s lowest active and sleep power consumption with flexible power modes and wake-up sources. MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) supports all PIC microcontrollers with XC Compiler support and common development boards. Peripherals, Performance, and Price Points for any Application Peripheral integration is key with communication and control peripherals like SPI, I2C™, UART, PWM, ADC, DAC, op amps, as well as specialized peripherals for USB, LCD and Ethernet. In addition, Microchip offers the Core Independent Peripherals that provide even higher levels of flexibility and integration which has never been possible in the 8-bit microcontrollers. These new Core Independent Peripherals include Configurable Logic Cell (CLC), Complementary Output Generator (COG), Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO), Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) and Hardware CVD (Capacitive Voltage Divider). Customers have made PIC MCUs a worldwide standard, with over one million development systems shipped. PIC microcontrollers are quick and easy to design into a wide variety of applications with a long history of dependable product delivery. 2 8-bit PIC® Microcontroller Solutions Scalability & Migration To provide customers a low-risk development environment, PIC microcontrollers offer seamless migration within the complete range of products. The 8-bit PIC microcontroller family is pin-compatible within a given pin count as well as code compatible between the architectures. Being able to migrate easily between various PIC MCUs allows flexibility to react to changing design requirements and feature enhancements. Maximize re-use for future developments and preserve the investment in hardware, software and tools by choosing Microchip. Strength Through Design In an effort to meet the needs of embedded system designers, silicon manufacturers continue to increase functionality and performance while decreasing the physical size and cost. This provides a significant benefit to both the embedded system designer and end consumer, but as the demand for sophisticated consumer and embedded products continues to expand, so does the challenge of properly designing such applications. As semiconductor technology continues to evolve into “smaller, faster and cheaper”, so does the challenge to provide key features and attributes necessary for embedded design. Microchip is committed to implementing technology advances that not only increase performance and reduce cost of the microcontroller, but do so without sacrificing key features such as: ■ 5V: As an 8-bit leader, we understand the need for 5V devices and will continue to support it. ■ EEPROM: A key requirement for many embedded designs, cost effective implementation is critical. ■ Analog Integration: Having a rich Analog offering available in a low cost MCU is a must have for many of today’s embedded challenges. ■ High Voltage Variants: Allows for connection to an application that has high voltage rails, without the need of an external regulator. ■ EMC: Designed to minimize susceptibility to EMI/EMC, providing the most electrically durable solutions in the industry. Overview Get Ready to See a New World of 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers PIC microcontrollers are finding their way into new applications like solar battery chargers, advanced medical devices and solid state lighting. Microchip provides solutions for the entire performance range of 8-bit microcontrollers, with easy-touse development tools, complete technical documentation, design-in and production support through a global sales and distribution network.


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