Microchip Technology Inc.

PIC24F16KL Family Expands Microchip’s PIC24 Lite MCU Portfolio for Cost Sensitive Applications

The PIC24F16KL family is Microchip’s lowest cost 16-bit PIC® microcontroller family. As the newest addition to the PIC24 Lite portfolio, these MCUs combine the performance of the PIC24 core with the cost-effective features and small pin-count packages needed for extremely cost sensitive 16-bit applications. These devices are also designed to execute code with as little current consumption as possible — making them ideal for applications on a strict power budget, including battery powered applications. Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology allows the PIC24F16KL MCU family to achieve typical sleep currents of 30 nA and typical run mode current consumption of 150 uA/MHz. The Microstick for 3V PIC24F K Series (DM240013-1) is a flexible, USB powered development platform. It’s the perfect solution for those looking to get started with low-cost 3V PIC24 Lite MCUs, including the PIC24F16KL MCU family.


  • 10-bit, up to 12 channel Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converter
  • Dual rail-to-rail analog comparators with programmable input/output configuration
  • Up to two Master Synchronous Serial Port (MSSP)
  • Modules (each can be configured as either a SPI or I2C™)
  • Up to two UART modules
  • Two Capture/Compare/PWM (CCP) modules and up to one Enhanced CCP modulePins I/O
  • Two 16-bit timer/counters with selectable clock sources
  • Low Power Modes Utilizing XLP Technology: ultra low-power wake-up, Low-power BOR and
    watchdog timer
  • PIC24 Architecture – 16 MIPS performance, 24-bit instruction bus for more single cycle instructions and single cycle instruction execution and bit manipulation
  • Memory: 4 to 16 KB Flash, 512B to 1 KB RAM and up to 512B EEPROM


  • USB powered – no external power supply required
  • Supports all 3V PIC24 Lite MCUs (28-pin SPDIP)
  • Integrated USB programmer/debugger – no external debugger required


  • On-board user and power LEDs
  • Socket for flexible, easy device replacement
  • Easy access to all device signals for probing
  • Can be plugged into a bread board for easy connection to additional circuitry
  • Compatible with 16-bit XLP development board for flexible prototyping of low power applications
  • Small footprint (20 x 69 mm) – easily portable
  • MPLAB® IDE support – free, integrated tool set
  • Free demo code


  • Consumer: Electric Shavers/Toothbrushes, Electronics Toys and Games, Small Portable Accessories, Fitness/Sports Monitors Portable
  • Medical: Blood Pressure Meters, Thermometers, Disposal Medical Testers/Inhalers/Dispensers
  • Safety and Security: Carbon Monoxide Detector, Thermostat, Alarm System, Asset Tracking


PIC24F16KL MCUs and the Microstick for 3V PIC24F K Series Development Board are available now through MicrochipDIRECT or any of Microchip’s worldwide distribution partners.

To learn more about PIC24F16KL MCUs visit

To learn more about the Microstick for 3V PIC24F K Series Development Board visit www.microchip.com/microstick3V

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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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