The PIC10F220devices, from Microchip Technology, are low-cost, high-performance, 8-bit, fully static, Flash-based CMOS microcontrollers. They employ a RISC architecture with only 33 single-word,single-cycle instructions. All instructions are singlecycle (1 μs @ 4 MHz) except for program branches,which take two cycles. The PIC10F220 devices deliver performance in an order of magnitude higher than their competitors in the same price category. The 12-bit wide instructions are highly symmetrical, resulting in a typical 2:1 code compression over other 8-bit microcontrollers in its class. The easy-to-use and easyto-remember instruction set reduces development time significantly.
The PIC10F220 products are equipped with special features that reduce system cost and power requirements. The Power-on Reset (POR) and Device Reset Timer (DRT) eliminates the need for the external Reset circuitry. Internal Oscillator (INTOSC) mode is provided, thereby, preserving the limited number of I/O pins available. Power-saving Sleep mode, Watchdog Timer and code protection features improve system cost, power and reliability.