202131 Jul

Dealing with part shortage - Microchip edition


For a small electronics project of mine, I needed literally only one output pin. Microchip is really good at keeping pinout similar over multiple microcontrollers. Even if I used some less common feature, Microchip often has multiple products differing only in memory amount. While hardware might be similar enough, firmware does have significant differences – especially between older PIC10F206 and newer PIC10LF322 setup. Something like this: While out-of-stock syndrome has hit Microchip too, with a bit of care, they do make transition feasible if not always trivial.

Source: Medo64