Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology

8-bit PIC18 High Performance

Targets: Automotive, Communication & Wired, Computers & Peripherals, Consumer, General Purpose, Industrial, Medical, Mobile & Wireless, Security, Test & Measurement

Microchip Technology 8-bit PIC18 High Performance Block Diagram

Microchip's High Performance Architecture encompasses the PIC18 family of devices. With the highest performance in Microchip's 8-bit portfolio, the PIC18 family provides up to 16 MIPS and integrated Flash in18- to 100-pin package options. Many of the PIC18 microcontrollers also feature eXtreme Low Power consumption as low as 9nA sleep mode and 50 mA/MHz active mode. The PIC18 products include options with integrated USB, touch sensing, LCD, Ethernet and CAN.

All PIC18 microcontrollers have integrated Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), and they incorporate an advanced RISC architecture with 32-level deep stack, 8x8 hardware multiplier, and multiple internal and external interrupts. The PIC18 family builds on the foundation established by other 8-bit PIC microcontrollers and provides engineers with a migration path to higher levels of performance and feature sets. All products in the PIC18 family ensure socket, software, and peripheral compatibility, providing scalability for complex embedded designs.

PIC18 microcontrollers feature C compiler efficiency and the flexibility of self-programming Flash. The PIC18 family features the J- and K-series in addition to the traditional PIC18 product line, supporting both 3V and 5V applications. The key aspect of PIC18 devices is peripheral integration, with peripherals such as:

  • Segmented LCDs – capable of driving up to 192 segments
  • mTouch Touch Sensing – for keys, buttons and sliders
  • Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) – precise time measurement and capacitive touch sensing
  • Full-speed USB v2.0 – up to 12 Mbps
  • Ethernet MAC and PHY (10/100Base-T) – with free TCP/IP stack
  • CAN Module – conforms to CAN 2.0B Active specification
  • LIN interface – EUSART compatible with LIN 2.1 specification
  • Peripheral Pin Select – flexible pin mapping saves board space

In addition to the General Purpose applications, the feature set of the PIC18F microcontrollers allows this family to be used in a variety of applications including: industrial (e.g. metering, electronic door locks, cargo tracking, lighting); consumer appliance (e.g. smart energy, dishwashers, refrigerators, HVAC controls); Medical (e.g. diagnostic devices, portable medical meters); Motor control (e.g. 3-phase motor control, brushed DC and stepper motor control), Computers and Peripherals (e.g. wireless mouse/keyboard, USB speakers, printers), Communication (e.g. internet radio, industrial connectivity); wireless (e.g. remote controls, residential/commercial light control, building access control ), Security (e.g. security cameras, remote sensors, alarm systems) and Automotive (e.g. lighting, dashboard instrument clusters, keyless entry, interior controls, garage-door openers) markets.