PIC microcontrollers are finding their way into new applications like solar battery chargers, advanced medical devices and solid state lighting. Epsilon Electronics provides solutions for the entire performance range of 8-bit microcontrollers, with easy-to use development tools, complete technical documentation, design-in and production support through a global sales and distribution network.
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. When you choose a Microchip solution, you maximize on the options for re-use in future product developments and preserve you investments in hardware, software and tools.
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 extreme Low Power (XLP) technology feature the world’s lowest active and sleep power consumption with flexible power modes and wake-up sources. The 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™, EUSART, PWM, ADC, DAC, op amps, as well as specialized peripherals for USB, LCD and Ethernet. In addition, Microchip offers Core Independent Peripherals that provide even higher levels of flexibility and integration than have never been possible in previous 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).PIC microcontrollers are quick and easy to design into a wide variety of applications and have a long history of dependable product delivery.