Mid-Range Family

Mid-Range Core 8-bit PIC® MCU
PIC10F3xx, PIC12F6xx, PIC12F7xx, PIC16F6xx, PIC16F7xx, PIC16F8xx, PIC16F9xx

  • 35 (14-bit wide) easy instructions to learn
  • 8K word (14 KB) addressable program memory
  • 368 bytes RAM (max)
  • 8 level hardware stack
  • 1 (9-bit) file select register
  • Hardware interrupt handling
  • Highly integrated feature set, including EEPROM, LCD, mTouch® sensing solutions and serial communications
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Mid-Range PIC Microcontrollers are the next tier in performance and features from our Baseline PIC microcontrollers. Utilizing a 14-bit instruction word, these peripheral-rich devices are ideal for multi-dimensional applications that require a higher level of embedded control, yet with only 35 instructions to learn, achieving optimum system performance remains an easy task.

 Self-Paced Training

The material in these training modules exists elsewhere on this site in a general reference format. However, the training modules present it in an organized, step-by-step sequence to help you learn the topic from the ground up.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Zero-Cross Detect (ZCD) Disable
Why is the PIC16F1619 DAC1OUT on a Curiosity board always at 0 V in debug mode?
Why do I get a C syntax error on compiling a rotate left instruction asm("RLF aux, w");?
Why can't I drive my MOSFET when connected to PWM?
What is the resistance value of the internal weak pull-up?
What is the internal protection provided by the silicon such as discharge diodes?
What is the instruction size of a PIC® MCU?
What is Q1 on a PIC16F Comparator?
What does the "-ICD" suffix on an MCU mean?
What are the base PIC® microcontrollers used in the ARxxxx Series?
TX Output Signal From USART Show Two Stop Bits
PIC16F870/871 - What is the restart procedure after frame error (FERR) event ?
PIC16F - Unable To Change the Functionality of CLKIN Pin
Do the device pin tables show which pins are 5V tolerant?
Testing TSOP, SSIC, QFN, DFN Packages on a Breadboard
How can I create a Programmable Gain Amplifier (PGA) using an OP Amp and DAC output from a PIC® MCU?
What is the difference between the Byte Endurance (ED) and the Number of Total Erase/Write Cycle before Refresh (TREF)?
PIC18F87xx - How do you select the functionality of a pin?
Impact of Ripple on Vdd when using a Microchip Microcontroller
I²C Not Able to Write to SSPBUF
How do you read internal temperature on the PIC18F?
How do I debug a Curiosity Board's PIC16F1503?
PWM Output is Going Low While the CCP is Being Configured
PIC18F25K80 - I²C Stops Working in an Interrupt Driven System
How do you read the EEPROM memory of a PIC18F46J50?
How can I find a pin-to-pin compatible microcontroller to migrate my project?
ECAN Code Example Using Enhanced FIFO Mode (Mode 2)
Drive the RTCC using an External 32.768 kHz Digital Clock Input
Custom Part Suffix Meaning
Constant Current LED Driver Using PIC18
Compute the Capacitor Values for a Crystal Oscillator
Can the internal temperature sensor in PIC® devices measure ambient temperature?
SMI Interface Implementation on an 8-bit PIC®
Slow PIC® Microcontroller Startup in Freezing Temperatures
PIC10F - Invalid Calibration Memory Error
How do you calculate the sampling rate for a SAR ADC on PIC16F MCU?
Changing Oscillator Speed During Runtime on the PIC16F
Can the RTCC on a PIC® MCU without a VBAT run off a battery?
What is the most common problem encountered when communicating with a PIC® MCU SPI module?
Need to find a device with more RAM
Migrating to a newer PIC16 family
External VCAP on PIC16F
EUSART Pins Don't Work on PORTA
Can a PIC16F with USB run on the Internal Oscillator?
Can the ADC measure 5 V if the VDD is 3.3 V?
Can I reprogram the Oscillator Calibration on a PIC® device?
Why do I need to use a unity gain amplifier to measure DAC output voltage of a PIC16F1xxx?
Where can I find code examples for a PID controller using the PIC16F161x Math Accelerator?
Can I connect VUSB3V3 to VDD (+3.3 V) for USB operation on the PIC16F1455?
Can both UART and I²C be used on PIC12F1840 or PIC16F1829?
Connection of NC Pins
Can CRC Be Read From A Code Protected PIC?
Where can I find the ADC voltage reference?
Adding a Serial Number to a PIC18
App note on LCD fundamentals and the LCD driver module for 8-bit PIC® MCUs
Why I can't debug with a PIC16F18877? Why does it work in release mode but not in debug mode?
What are the differences among the 8-bit PIC MCU sub-families?
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