8-Bit PIC® & AVR® MCUs

Together your possibilites are unlimited

PIC and AVR MCUs represent two industry-leading architectures in the embedded design universe. With a combined 45 years of developing commercially available and cost-effective 8-bit MCUs, Microchip is the supplier of choice for many due to its strong legacy and history of innovation in 8-bit. Microchip's portfolio of 8-bit AVR and PIC MCUs is not only the industry's largest; but the more than 1,200 MCUs offer class-leading flexibility and performance in areas of utmost importance to modern embedded designers. Key elements include:

  • Autonomous Peripherals
    • Core Independent Peripherals & Event System
  • Low-Power Performance
    • picoPower® & XLP technologies
  • Industry-Leading Robustness
    • Best-in-class EMI/EMC performance
  • Easy Development
    • Graphical configuration of complex systems
Select Your Architecture
  • PIC
  • AVR

PIC and AVR 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.

PIC® Microcontrollers

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PIC16F18446 Product Highlight

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PIC16F18446 MCU Product Family

PIC18LF25K42 Product Highlight

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PIC18F K83 8-Bit Microcontroller Family

Development Hardware

Xpress Evaluation Board

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Xpress

Curiosity Evaluation Baord

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Curiosity

AVR Google Board

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AVR Google Board

DM164144 Curiosity Nano Board

The DM164144 Curiosity Nano evaluation kit is a hardware platform used to evaluate the PIC16F18446 microcontroller (MCU). The Curiosity Nano series of evaluation kits includes an on-board debugger and no external tools are necessary to program the PIC16F18446 device. Supported by the MPLAB® X integrated development environment (IDE), the kit provides easy access to the features of the PIC16F18446 and explains how to integrate the device into a custom design.

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DM164144 DM164144 Curiosity Nano PIC16F18446 Evaluation Board DM164144 Datasheet Link DM164144 Product Page

Curiosity Development Board

Microchip Technology's Curiosity Development Board is offered as a fully integrated 8-bit development platform for first-time users, designers, and those requiring a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. The Curiosity Development Board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware to get started. Leveraging Microchip's MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment, the Curiosity Development Board is an ideal platform for harnessing the power of modern 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs). The layout and external connections provide easy access to the Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) available on many newer 8-bit PIC MCUs. These CIPs simplify the design and keep system power consumption and BOM costs low by enabling the user to integrate various system functions onto a single MCU.

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DM164144-ND DM164144-ND PIC16F18446 Curiosity Nano - PIC MCU 8-Bit Embedded Evaluation Board DM164144 Datasheet Link DM164144 Product Page

AC164160 Secure IoT Sensor Node

The AC164160 IoT sensor node board from Microchip Technology is a compact and inexpensive evaluation and development board based on the AVR ATmega4808 microcontroller, ATECC608 secure element, and WINC1510 network controller to demonstrate the easy migration of bare metal embedded control applications to the Google Cloud. This IoT solution is used with the ATMEGA4808 and the PIC18F devices.

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AC164160 AC164160 PIC16F18855 MPLAB® Xpress Evaluation Board PIC® MCU 8-Bit PIC Embedded Evaluation Board AC164160 Datasheet Link AC164160 Product Page

Development Environment

MPLAB Code Configurator MPLAB X IDE

8-Bit Microcontrollers Family Part List

The 8-bit PIC® microcontroller solutions feature a powerful architecture, flexible memory technologies, comprehensive easy-to-use development tools, and a unified development environment for all products.

Pin Count Number of I/O Memory Connectivity Options Data Converters
PIC 6-18 pins 3 to 18 384B to 28KB I2C, LIN, SPI, UART/USART, LIN, USB  8 and 10-bit 
PIC 20-28 pins 11 to 25 768B to 128KB Brown-out Detect/Reset, LVD, Power Control PWM, QEI, POR, PWM, WDT 8 thru 12-bit
PIC 40+ pins 32 to 86 3KB to 128KB Brown-out Detect/Reset, LVD, Power Control PWM, QEI, POR, PWM, WDT, LCD, HLVD 10 and 12-bit

AVR® Microcontrollers

Product Spotlight

ATTINY321x Product Highlight

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ATTINY321x Family

UNO Rev 2 Evaluation Kit

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UNO Rev 2 Board

 

Development Hardware

ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano

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ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano

Xplained Mini

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Xplained Mini

Xplained Pro

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Xplained Pro

ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano

The ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATmega4809 microcontroller. The kit provides easy access to the features of the ATmega4809 and explains how to integrate the device into a custom design. The Curiosity Nano series of evaluation kits include an onboard debugger, and no external tools are necessary to program the ATmega4809.

Image Part Number Description Datasheet  
ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano DM320115 ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano AVR® ATmega AVR MCU 8-Bit Embedded Evaluation Board ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano

Xplained Mini

The Atmel Xplained Mini evaluation kits are hardware platforms for evaluating Atmel AVR and SMART ARM-based microcontrollers. The evaluation kits have a debugger chip that provides seamless integration with Atmel Studio 6.2 or later. The kit provides access to the internal features of the MCU enabling easy integration of the device in a custom design. Xplained Mini is a family of ultra-low-cost evaluation and rapid prototyping boards for low pin-count AVR and Atmel | SMART ARM-based MCUs. The boards feature an on-board debug connection, a large prototyping area with access to all the MCU signals and footprints for an optional Arduino header for expandability.

Image Part Number Description Datasheet  
ATMEGA328P-XMINI ATMEGA328P-XMINI ATmega328P ATmega328P Xplained Mini AVR® ATmega MCU 8-Bit AVR Embedded Evaluation Board ATMEGA328P-XMINI Datasheet Link ATMEGA328P-XMINI Product Page
ATSAMD10-XMINI ATSAMD10-XMINI ATSAMD10 SAM D10 Xplained Mini SAM D MCU 32-Bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ Embedded Evaluation Board ATSAMD10-XMINI Datasheet Link ATSAMD10-XMINI Product Page
ATMEGA328PB-XMINI ATMEGA328PB-XMINI ATmega328P ATmega328P Xplained Mini AVR® ATmega MCU 8-Bit AVR Embedded Evaluation Board ATMEGA328PB-XMINI Datasheet Link ATMEGA328PB-XMINI Product Page
ATMEGA168PB-XMINI ATMEGA168PB-XMINI ATmega168 ATmega168 Xplained Mini AVR® ATmega MCU 8-Bit AVR Embedded Evaluation Board ATMEGA168PB-XMINI Datasheet Link ATMEGA168PB-XMINI Product Page

Xplained Pro Kits

The Atmel® Xplained Pro boards offer everything you need to start designing new microcontroller-based applications in minutes.

  • Easy to connect - Xplained Pro boards connect through an embedded debugger with a USB cable to a PC for programming and development.
  • Easy to develop with - The boards are automatically recognized by the Atmel Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP), so you get direct access to example projects and documentation. The Atmel Software Framework (ASF), Atmel Gallery showcase, and Atmel Spaces collaborative project environment make Studio 6 a unified way to develop, share and debug your code.
  • Easy to extend - Hardware extension boards called XPRO wings provide easy access to all functions of the MCU. The Atmel Software Framework provides a large set of software drivers and components.

Xplained Pro kits are available as:

  • Evaluation kits - Low-cost kits start at $39 for evaluating MCUs and developing with example projects in the Atmel Studio IDP.
  • Starter kits - Low-cost bundle of evaluation kits and extension boards, starting at $99, for rapid application prototyping and development with Atmel Studio and Atmel Software Framework.
  • Extension kits - Add-on boards called XPRO wings with additional functionality, connecting to Xplained Pro kits through standardized connectors.
Image Part Number Description Datasheet  
ATWINC1500-XPRO ATWINC1500-XPRO MODULE W ATWINC1500-MR210PA ATWINC1500-XPRO Datasheet Link ATWINC1500-XPRO Product Page
ATWINC1500-XSTK ATWINC1500-XSTK KIT XPAINED PROD21 WINC1500-XPRO ATWINC1500-XSTK Datasheet Link ATWINC1500-XSTK Product Page
ATSAMW25-XPRO ATSAMW25-XPRO EVAL BOARD ATSAMW25-XPRO ATSAMW25-XPRO Datasheet Link ATSAMW25-XPRO Product Page
ATMEGA256RFR2-XPRO ATMEGA256RFR2-XPRO XPLAINED PRO EVAL KIT ATMEGA256RFR2-XPRO Datasheet Link ATMEGA256RFR2-XPRO Product Page
ATREB233-XPRO ATREB233-XPRO XPLAINED PRO EXT REB233 ATREB233-XPRO Datasheet Link ATREB233-XPRO Product Page
ATZB-256RFR2-XPRO ATZB-256RFR2-XPRO XPLAINED PRO EXT 256RFR2 ZIGBIT ATZB-256RFR2-XPRO Datasheet Link ATZB-256RFR2-XPRO Product Page
ATZB-212B-XPRO ATZB-212B-XPRO EVAL BOARD ZIGBIT AT86RF212B ATZB-212B-XPRO Datasheet Link ATZB-212B-XPRO Product Page
ATZB-A-233-XPRO ATZB-A-233-XPRO XPLAINED PRO RF233 ZIGBIT ATZB-A-233-XPRO Datasheet Link ATZB-A-233-XPRO Product Page
ATMEGA256RFR2-XSTK ATMEGA256RFR2-XSTK XPLAINED PRO STARTER KIT ATMEGA256RFR2-XSTK Datasheet Link ATMEGA256RFR2-XSTK Product Page
ATWINC3400-XPRO ATWINC3400-XPRO WINC3400-XPRO XPLAINED PRO KIT ATWINC3400-XPRO Datasheet Link ATWINC3400-XPRO Product Page
ATRCB256RFR2-XPRO ATRCB256RFR2-XPRO XPLAINED PRO EXT RCB256RFR2 ATRCB256RFR2-XPRO Datasheet Link ATRCB256RFR2-XPRO Product Page
ATZB-X-233-XPRO ATZB-X-233-XPRO EVAL BOARD XMEGAA3U RF233 ZIGBIT ATZB-X-233-XPRO Datasheet Link ATZB-X-233-XPRO Product Page
ATZB-X-212B-XPRO ATZB-X-212B-XPRO EVAL BOARD XMEGAA3U ZIGBIT ATZB-X-212B-XPRO Datasheet Link ATZB-X-212B-XPRO Product Page

Development Environment

Atmel Studio 7 Atmel START

8-Bit Microcontrollers Family Part List

Pin Count Number of I/O Memory Connectivity Options Data Converters
AVR 8-18 pin devices 4 to 12 512B to 8KB I2C, SPI, UART/USART 8 and 10-bit
 AVR 20-28 pin devices 1KB to 32KB 1KB to 32KB I2C, SPI, UART/USART, LIN, USI 10 and 12-bit
AVR 32-40 pin devices 7 to 35 2KB to 128KB I2C, SPI, UART/USART, LIN, USI, CAN, EBI/EMI, PS/2, USB 10 and 12-bit
AVR 40+ pin devices 10 to 86 8KB to 256KB I2C, SPI, UART/USART, LIN, USI, CAN, EBI/EMI, PS/2, USB, USB OTG, 10 and 12-bit