8-bit PIC® and AVR® 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 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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