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8-bit PIC Baseline

Targets: General Purpose

Microchip Technology 8-bit PIC Baseline Block Diagram

The PIC Baseline Architecture utilizes a 12-bit instruction word architecture with 6- to 40-pin package options. The peripheral options include pure digital, internal oscillator, ADC, comparators, and Data EEPROM. The inherent small size, low cost, and versatility of this architecture enable it to target applications such as: power bricks, appliances, and disposable medical applications.

The PIC10F product family series is an inexpensive 8-bit Flash microcontroller in a 6-pin package. These easy to use devices have a short learning curve for anyone not experienced in designing with microcontrollers. In addition, they can be used for a number of design challenges not traditionally solved by a microcontroller, such as ASIC fixes and analog component reduction.

In addition to the PIC10F, the Baseline Architecture extends into portions of both the PIC12 and PIC16 families, and provides additional I/O and peripheral combinations.