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Extreme Low Power (XLP) Microcontrollers


nanoWatt XLP™ MCUs with Low Sleep Current -
Now Available at Digi-Key

As more electronic applications require low power or battery power, energy conservation becomes paramount. Today’s applications must consume little power, and in extreme cases, last for up to 15-20 years, while running from a single battery. To enable applications like these, Microchip has introduced nanoWatt XLP™ Technology. Extreme low power microcontrollers featuring nanoWatt XLP™ Technology offer one of the industry's lowest currents for sleep, where extreme low power applications spend 90%-99% of their time.

Microchip Technology - Extreme Low Power (XLP) Microcontrollers

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Overview

Benefits of nanoWatt XLP™ Technology include:
  •   Sleep / Power-down current down to 20 nA
  •   Brown-out Reset down to 45 nA
  •   Watch-dog Timer down to 400 nA
  •   Real-time Clock/Calendar down to 500 nA

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Video

Get a Quick Introduction to nanoWatt XLP™ Technology
Videos provided by Digi-Key Corporation in cooperation with our suppliers


Applications

  • Battery Applications & Portable Devices:  Utility metering, asset tracking, electronic locks, portable medical, smoke/CO2 detectors, irrigation systems, security systems/sensors, remote keyless entry
  • Green Initiatives:  Compliance with regulations, appliances, home electronics
  • Energy Harvesting:  Wireless switches, battery-less sensors, condition-based maintenance & a variety of applications based on energy harvested from mechanical vibrations, solar cell etc.
Application Notes:
AN1267:  nanoWatt and nanoWatt XLP™ Technologies: An Introduction to Microchip's Low-Power Devices
DS01146B:  PIC® MCU Tips 'n Tricks Featuring nanoWatt XLP Technology


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Microchip XLP™ Controller Series
Core Size
Speed
Datasheet
8-bit
20MHz
8-bit
48MHz
8-bit
48MHz
8-bit
48MHz
8-bit
64MHz
16-bit
32MHz