Microchip Technology Inc.

nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power PIC® MCUs

Supported 8-bit & 16-bit Architectures: PIC® Microcontrollers

As more electronic applications require low power or battery power, energy conservation becomes paramount. Today’s applications must consume little power, and in extreme cases, last for up to 20 years, while running from a single battery. To enable applications like these, products with Microchip’s nanoWatt XLP Technology offer the industry’s lowest currents for Run and Sleep, where extreme low power applications spend 90%-99% of their time.

Many of today’s low power products need advanced peripherals. Microchip offers low power devices with peripherals like USB, LCD, RTCC and mTouch™ capacitive sensing. This eliminates the need for additional parts in the application, saving cost, current and complexity.

Products with nanoWatt XLP have system supervisory circuits specially designed for battery powered products.


  • The Deep Sleep Brown-out Reset protects applications when batteries are depleted or changed, yet consumes a tiny 45 nA of current.
  • The Real-time Clock Calendar is a fully independent module that is unaffected by device resets.
  • Using a dedicated on-chip oscillator, the WDT provides protection against system failure for around 300 nA with programmable time-outs lasting up to 25 days.


  • Sleep currents below 20 nA
  • Brown-out Reset down to 45 nA
  • Watch-dog Timer down to 220 nA
  • Real-time Clock/Calendar down to 400 nA


Over 120 XLP PIC MCUs and the XLP 16-bit Development Board (DM240311) are available now. Download the free XLP Battery Life Estimator to optimize the battery life in your next low power design.

Visit www.microchip.com/XLP to learn more.



  • Battery Applications: Utility Metering, Asset Tracking, Electronic Locks, Portable Medical, Smoke/CO2 Detectors, Irrigation Systems, Security Systems, Remote Keyless Entry
  • Green Initiatives: Compliance with Regulations, Appliances, Home Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting: Wireless Switches, Battery-free Sensors, Wireless Sensor Networks

Contact Information

Microchip Technology Inc.

2355 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ, 85224

tele: 480.792.7200
toll-free: 888.MCU.MCHP
fax: 480.792.7277

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