Microcontrollers and Microprocessors

8-bit MCUs

Microchip AVR® MCUs

Microchip’s 8-bit AVR® microcontrollers (MCUs) are an excellent choice for designers of a wide variety of embedded systems.  These devices offer a unique combination of performance, power efficiency and design flexibility. Optimized to reduce development time, they are based on the industry’s most code-efficient architecture for C and assembly programming.

Industry-leading development tools and design support further help you get your design to market faster. Plus, once your products have launched, the large AVR family allows you to reuse your knowledge to improve and enhance your offerings, making it easy and cost-effective to expand into new markets. View product list

 

AVR Product Families

 

tinyAVR® MCUs

tinyAVR microcontrollers (MCUs) are optimized for applications that require performance, power efficiency and ease of use in a small package. All tinyAVR devices are based on the same architecture and compatible with other AVR® devices. The integrated ADC, DAC, Comparators, EEPROM memory and brown-out detector let you build applications without adding external components. tinyAVR devices also offer Flash memory and on-chip debug for fast, secure and cost-effective in-circuit upgrades that significantly cut your time to market.

 

megaAVR® MCUs

megaAVR microcontrollers (MCUs) are the ideal choice for designs that need some extra muscle. For applications requiring large amounts of code, megaAVR devices offer substantial program and data memories with performance up to 20 MIPS. Meanwhile, innovative Atmel picoPower® technology helps minimize power consumption. All megaAVR devices offer self-programmability for fast, secure, cost-effective in-circuit upgrades. You can even upgrade the Flash memory while running your application.

 

AVR® XMEGA MCUs

AVR XMEGA microcontrollers deliver the best possible combination of real-time performance, high integration and low power consumption for 8/16-bit MCU applications.

 

8-bit PIC® MCUs

PIC® microcontrollers are finding their way into new applications like smartphones, audio accessories, video gaming peripherals and advanced medical devices. Microchip provides solutions for the entire performance range of 8-bit microcontrollers, with easy-to-use development tools, complete technical documentation and post design-in support through a global sales and distribution network.

 

Flexible Intelligence:

 

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

Innovative Integration:

 

  • Core independent peripherals
  • Complementary output generator
  • Configurable logic cell
  • Numerically controlled oscillator
  • Rail-to-rail op amps, fast comparators
  • Programmable switch mode controller
  • High resolution PWM, ADC, DAC
  • I2C, SPI, UART, USB, Ethernet

eXtreme Low Power:

 

  • Lowest power sleep modes with flexible wake-up source
  • Active currents down to 35 µA/MHz
  • Sleep current as low as 20 n
  • Battery lifetime ≥ 20 years
  • Operation down to 1.8V
  • Single cell operation
  • Special low power BOR, WDT, RTC

 

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16-bit MCUs

Microchip’s 16-bit, PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers provide designers with an easy upgrade path from 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers and a cost effective option to 32-bit MCUs. The broad product line includes everything from eXtreme Low Power microcontrollers to high performance digital signal controllers. With single cycle execution, deterministic interrupt response, zero overhead looping, and fast DMA, the dsPIC family also adds a single cycle 16×16 MAC and 40-bit accumulators, ideal for math intensive applications like motor control and digital power.

 

16-bit Microcontroller (MCU) Portfolio

Are costs, performance, low power and smaller packages important considerations for your next design?
PIC24 MCUs offer a variety of peripherals, memory sizes and packaging choices. All 16-bit products have the same instruction set, share peripherals, have common pin-outs and use the same tools for development.

 

PIC24F: Lowest Power

 

• Up to 16 MIPS performance
• 3V and 5V Operation
• Lowest cost 16-bit families
• Up to 96 KB RAM
• Integrated USB-OTG, Graphics, CTMU and RTCC
• Motor Control Peripherals

 

PIC24H/E: Higher Performance

 

• Up to 70 MIPS performance at 3V
• Motor Control and CAN Peripherals
• Integrated op amps, DACs and 12-bit ADC
• Extended and high-temperature (150°C) options

 

16-bit Digital Signal Controller (DSC) Portfolio

Does your embedded control application demand performance for motor control, digital power, or lighting?
dsPIC DSCs offer innovative peripherals and required performance to meet these needs. The dsPIC DSCs blend the performance of DSP with the simplicity of an MCU for these math intensive applications.

 

dsPIC33F/E: Highest Performance DSCs

 

• Up to 70 MIPS DSP performance at 3V
• High speed and resolution PWMs
• Digital Power, Motor Control and Audio Peripherals
• Integrated op amps, DACs and 12-bit ADC
• Extended and high-temperature (150°C) options

dsPIC30F: Versatile 5V DSCs

 

• 30 MIPS DSP Performance
• Robust 5V Operation
• Motor Control Peripherals
• Integrated CODEC Interface

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32-bit MCUs

Microchip’s 32-bit portfolio with the MIPS (microAptiv™, M4K®, and M-class) and ARM® (Cortex® M0+, M4, M7) cores offer high performance microcontrollers, and all the tools needed to develop your embedded projects.

With MPLAB® Harmony software framework, MPLAB Advanced Software Framework (ASF)* and low cost development tools, 32-bit MCUs shorten your time to market and allow your designs to scale.

 MPLAB® Harmony software framework

 

32-bit Products:

PIC32MZ Family
PIC32MX Family
PIC32MM Family
PIC32MK Family

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SAM C MCUs
SAM D MCUs
SAM E MCUs
SAM G MCUs
SAM L MCUs
SAM S MCUs
SAM V MCUs
SAM 4E MCUs
SAM 4L MCUs
SAM 4N MCUs
SAM 4S MCUs

SAM C MCUs
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AVR32
ARM 7
SAM 3

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PIC® 32-bit MCUs

 

  • PIC32MZ with up to 2MB Flash and 512KB SRAM offers the highest performance and highest integrations of peripherals in PIC series with 252MHz speed, CAN, Crypto, Ethernet, FPU and HS USB with 12-bit, 18 MSPS, up to 48 channel ADC module. Also AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Qualified
  • PIC32MX series offers a broad range of products with up to 120 MHz of performance,  from 16KB Flash and 4KB SRAM to 512KB Flash and 128KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, CAN, Ethernet, and FS USB
  • PIC32MM with up to 64KB of Flash and 8KB SRAM offers lowest power and low voltage sleep mode with RAM retention <500 nA on PIC32 with Core Independent Peripheral Integration.
  • PIC32MZ and PIC32MX are supported by MPLAB Harmony Software Framework. PIC32MM supported by MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) for easy set-up.

 

SAM 32-bit MCUs

  • From 8KB of Flash and 4KB of SRAM up to 2MB of Flash memory and 384KB of SRAM, with operating frequencies up to 300MHz
  • Innovative direct memory access (DMA) and memory implementations, which enable high-speed data transfers while freeing the processor for the application
  • “Touch-ready” capability through Qtouch capacitive touch technology with Peripheral Touch Controller
  • Serial communication module (SERCOM) is fully software-configurable to handle I2C, USART/UART, and SPI communications to enhance interface flexibility. Select SAM series also adds RS485 and LIN-interfaces to SERCOM modules as well
  • The lowest power consumption available in an ARM Cortex-M4-based MCU

 

Microchip’s 32-bit portfolio with the MIPS (microAptiv™, M4K®, and M-class) and ARM® (Cortex® M0+, M4, M7) cores offer high performance microcontrollers, and all the tools needed to develop your embedded projects.

With MPLAB® Harmony software framework, MPLAB Advanced Software Framework (ASF)* and low cost development tools, 32-bit MCUs shorten your time to market and allow your designs to scale.

 MPLAB® Harmony software framework

 

32-bit Products:

PIC32MZ Family
PIC32MX Family
PIC32MM Family
PIC32MK Family

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SAM C MCUs
SAM D MCUs
SAM E MCUs
SAM G MCUs
SAM L MCUs
SAM S MCUs
SAM V MCUs
SAM 4E MCUs
SAM 4L MCUs
SAM 4N MCUs
SAM 4S MCUs

SAM C MCUs
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SAM G MCUs
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AVR32
ARM 7
SAM 3

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PIC® 32-bit MCUs

 

  • PIC32MZ with up to 2MB Flash and 512KB SRAM offers the highest performance and highest integrations of peripherals in PIC series with 252MHz speed, CAN, Crypto, Ethernet, FPU and HS USB with 12-bit, 18 MSPS, up to 48 channel ADC module. Also AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Qualified
  • PIC32MX series offers a broad range of products with up to 120 MHz of performance,  from 16KB Flash and 4KB SRAM to 512KB Flash and 128KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, CAN, Ethernet, and FS USB
  • PIC32MM with up to 64KB of Flash and 8KB SRAM offers lowest power and low voltage sleep mode with RAM retention <500 nA on PIC32 with Core Independent Peripheral Integration.
  • PIC32MZ and PIC32MX are supported by MPLAB Harmony Software Framework. PIC32MM supported by MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) for easy set-up.

 

SAM 32-bit MCUs

  • From 8KB of Flash and 4KB of SRAM up to 2MB of Flash memory and 384KB of SRAM, with operating frequencies up to 300MHz
  • Innovative direct memory access (DMA) and memory implementations, which enable high-speed data transfers while freeing the processor for the application
  • “Touch-ready” capability through Qtouch capacitive touch technology with Peripheral Touch Controller
  • Serial communication module (SERCOM) is fully software-configurable to handle I2C, USART/UART, and SPI communications to enhance interface flexibility. Select SAM series also adds RS485 and LIN-interfaces to SERCOM modules as well
  • The lowest power consumption available in an ARM Cortex-M4-based MCU

 

32-bit MPUs

32-bit Microprocessors

As you push the boundaries of performance and power, you want your underlying design technology to be easy to use and secure. Microchip 32-bit microprocessors offer that balance in a rich set of peripherals and user interfaces. They deliver high-performance, market-leading low power, and advanced security for cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. The devices come with free Linux and third-party tools and software.

SAMA5

  • ARM® Cortex®-A5 based
    – Up to 945DMIPS
    – Floating-point unit (FPU)
    – NEON technology
  • Low Power
    – Down to 150mW in Active Mode
    – Down to 200uW in low-power mode
  • Security
    – TrustZone®
    – Hardware encryption engine
  • 720p hardware video decoder
  • Connectivity peripherals
    – Gbit Ethernet
    – 10 UARTs max
  • Extended temperature range

SAM9

  • ARM926-based
  • Up to 400 MHz operation
  • SDRAM, DDR2 and LPDDR interface
  • Rich set of connectivity peripherals
    – HS USB plus Phy
    – Dual Ethernet
    – Camera Interface
    – Up to 7 UARTs
    – Dual SD/eMMC
    – Dual CAN
  • Up to 160 IO pins

Applications

  • Human-machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Point-of-sales (POS) terminals
  • Smart grid Infrastructure
  • IoT gateways and nodes
  • 2D barcode scanners and printers
  • Machine vision equipment
  • Fitness/outdoor equipment

Rich Ecosystem

  • Mainline Linux distribution
  • Wide variety of RTOS
  • TCP/IP and USB Stacks, File system, Graphics
  • Development tools from industry-leading partners
  • Evaluation boards

 

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