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

Explorer Evaluation Board

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Explorer 8

DM164140 MPLABXpress Evaluation Board

The MPLAB Xpress Evaluation board integrates seamlessly with the MPLAB Xpress cloud-based IDE and MPLAB Code Configurator for the quickest development cycle. Key features include compact, credit card sized footprint offering flexibility during prototyping phase, integrated drag-and-drop Programmer with USB Interface – no drivers required, on-board PIC16F18855 MCU supporting a wide range of applications, MikroBus Expansion Header with over 180 off-the-shelf options for adding functionality to your design, analog potentiometer and pushbutton switches for user input.

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DM164140 DM164140 PIC16F18855 MPLAB® Xpress Evaluation Board PIC® MCU 8-Bit PIC Embedded Evaluation Board DM164140 Datasheet Link DM164140 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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DM164137 DM164137 8-pin, 14-pin, or 20-pin PICmicro Microcontrollers Curiosity Development Board PIC® MCU 8-Bit PIC Embedded Evaluation Board DM164137 Datasheet Link DM164137 Product Page
DM164136 DM164136 PIC Micro® MCU Curiosity HPC Development Board PIC® MCU 8-Bit PIC Embedded Evaluation Board DM164136 Datasheet Link DM164136 Product Page
DM320104 DM320104 MRF24WN0MA, PIC32MZ2048EFM100 Curiosity PIC32MZ EF Development Board PIC® MCU 32-Bit MIPS32® M-Class Embedded Evaluation Board DM320104 Datasheet Link DM320104 Product Page

Explorer 8 Development Kit

The Explorer 8 Development Kit is a full-featured development platform. It supports the largest number of 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers ranging from 6- to 100 pins, making it the most versatile development board in the lineup. Featuring available Bluetooth expansion, MikroElektronika header support, and new “Gold finger” expansion header for add-on boards, the new Explorer 8-bit makes use of its massive expansion capability to provide professional users with a comprehensive development experience.

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DM160228 DM160228 PIC16F18855 MPLAB® Xpress Evaluation Board PIC® MCU 8-Bit PIC Embedded Evaluation Board DM160228 Datasheet Link DM160228 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

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ATmega4809 Product Highlight

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ATmega4809 Microcontroller Family

ATtiny416 Xplained Nano Evaluation Kit

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ATtiny416 Xplained Nano Evaluation Kit

 

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Xplained Nano

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Xplained Nano

Xplained Mini

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Xplained Mini

Xplained Pro

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Xplained Pro

ATtiny104 Xplained Nano Evaluation Kit

The Atmel ATTINY104-XNANO Xplained Nano evaluation kit is a hardware platform for evaluating ATtiny102/ATtiny104 microcontrollers. The high-performance Atmel tinyAVR® picoPower® 8-bit RISC-based microcontroller (MCU) combines 1 KB in-system programmable Flash memory, 32 bytes SRAM, 12 general-purpose I/O lines, 16 general-purpose working registers, one 16-bit timer/counter with two PWM channels, internal and external interrupts, an 8-channel 10-bit A/D converter, on-chip analog comparator, one full duplex USART, programmable watchdog timer with internal oscillator, internal calibrated oscillator, 10-bytes unique ID (serial number), three calibrated internal voltage references (1.1 V, 2.2 V and 4.3 V), and four software-selectable power saving modes. A version with faster startup time is available under a dedicated part number. The device operates between 1.8 V and 5.5 V. By executing powerful instructions in a single clock cycle, the device achieves throughputs approaching 1 MIPS per MHz, balancing power consumption, and processing speed. The ATtiny104 device is a small, very versatile, low-cost, easy-to-use microcontroller suited to almost any application. It can be used for system monitoring, battery measurement, battery charging, voltage measurement, current measurement, interface to buttons, switches, drive of small motors, drive of one or more LEDs, and more. The integrated USART provides means for wired or wireless interface, making it possible to make a powerful, yet small and low-cost solution for any Internet of Things (IoT) end-node.

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ATTINY104-XNANO ATTINY104-XNANO ATtiny102, ATtiny104 Xplained Nano AVR® ATtiny MCU 8-Bit AVR Embedded Evaluation Board ATTINY104-XNANO Datasheet Link ATTINY104-XNANO Product Page

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
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