What is an 8 bit Microcontroller?
An 8 bit microcontroller is a self-contained system with memory, a processor and peripherals that can be used as an embedded system. Most programmable 8 bit microcontrollers that are in use today are embedded in other machinery or consumer products including telephones, automobiles, household appliances as well as peripherals for computer systems. Therefore, another name for an 8 bit microcontroller is "embedded 8 bit controller." Some embedded systems are very sophisticated while others have minimal requirements for memory and programming length with a low software complexity. Input and output devices include relays, solenoids, switches, LCD displays and sensors for data such as temperature, light level or humidity.
Types of 8 bit Microcontrollers
There are many different kinds of programmable 8 bit microcontrollers and at Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by Flash size, RAM size, number of input/output lines, packaging type, speed and supply voltage. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the specifications required.
The most common sizes for RAM are 128 B, 192 B, 256 B, 368 B, 512 B, 768 B, 1 kB and 2 kB. We also carry 8 bit microcontrollers with RAM sizes up to 768 kB. Flash sizes can range from 8 B to 4 MB, with the most common sizes being 1.75 kB, 3.5 kB, 4 kB, 8 kB, 16 kB, 32 kB and 64 kB.
Programmable microcontrollers contain general purpose input/output pins, and their number can vary. The pins can be configured by software to an input or an output state. When these pins are configured to an input state, they can be used to read sensors or external signals. When they are configured to the output state, these pins can drive external devices such as LED displays and motors.
8 bit Microcontrollers From Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full selection of programmable 8 bit microcontrollers, including pic, wireless, low power, LCD and USB microcontrollers from several manufacturers. Simply choose from the 8 bit microcontroller technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed to match your specific 8 bit microcontroller application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as Cypress, Microchip, NXP, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics or Zilog. You can easily refine your 8 bit microcontroller product search results by clicking your preferred programmable 8 bit microcontroller brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for 8 bit Microcontrollers:
Programmable 8 bit microcontrollers are designed to be used for embedded applications, contrary to microprocessors that can be found in PCs. 8 bit microcontrollers are used in automatically controlled devices including implantable medical devices, power tools, toys, office machines, engine control systems, remote controls, appliances as well as other types of embedded systems.
Choosing the Right 8 bit Microcontroller:
When you are looking for the right 8 bit microcontrollers, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by RAM size (128 B, 256 B, 512 B, 768 B, 1 kB, …), Flash size (4 kB, 8 kB, 16 kB, 32 kB, 64 kB …), number of input lines (from 2 to 100 lines), speed (8 MHz, 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 48 MHz, 50 GHz, …) and supply voltage (up to 64V) to name a few. You will be able to find the right 8 bit pic, wireless, low power, LCD or USB microcontrollers using these filters.
8 bit Microcontrollers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of 8 bit microcontrollers required is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our programmable 8 bit microcontroller products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.
Future Electronics also offers clients a unique bonded inventory program designed in order to eliminate potential problems that can arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.