PIC18LF44K22 offers the advantages of all PIC18 microcontrollers – namely, high computational performance at an economical price – with the addition of high-endurance, Flash program memory. On top of these features, the PIC18(L)F2X/4XK22 family introduces design enhancements that make these microcontrollers a logical choice for many highperformance, power sensitive applications. All of the devices in the PIC18(L)F2X/4XK22 family incorporate a range of features that can significantly reduce power consumption during operation Alternate Run Modes: By clocking the controller from the Timer1 source or the internal oscillator block, power consumption during code execution can be reduced by as much as 90%. Multiple Idle Modes: The controller can also run with its CPU core disabled but the peripherals still active. In these states, power consumption can be reduced even further, to as little as 4% of normal operation requirements. On-the-fly Mode Switching: The powermanaged modes are invoked by user code during operation, allowing the user to incorporate powersaving ideas into their application’s software design. Low Consumption in Key Modules: The power requirements for both Timer1 and the Watchdog Timer are minimized. All of the devices in the PIC18(L)F2X/4XK22 family offer ten different oscillator options, allowing users a wide range of choices in developing application hardware. These include: Four Crystal modes, using crystals or ceramic resonators Two External Clock modes, offering the option of using two pins (oscillator input and a divide-by-4 clock output) or one pin (oscillator input, with the second pin reassigned as general I/O) Two External RC Oscillator modes with the same pin options as the External Clock modes An internal oscillator block which contains a 16 MHz HFINTOSC oscillator and a 31 kHz LFINTOSC oscillator, which together provide eight user selectable clock frequencies, from 31 kHz to 16 MHz. This option frees the two oscillator pins for use as additional general purpose I/O. A Phase Lock Loop (PLL) frequency multiplier, available to both external and internal oscillator modes, which allows clock speeds of up to 64 MHz. Used with the internal oscillator, the PLL gives users a complete selection of clock speeds, from 31 kHz to 64 MHz – all without using an external crystal or clock circuit Besides its availability as a clock source, the internal oscillator block provides a stable reference source that gives the family additional features for robust operation: Fail-Safe Clock Monitor: This option constantly monitors the main clock source against a reference signal provided by the LFINTOSC. If a clock failure occurs, the controller is switched to the internal oscillator block, allowing for continued operation or a safe application shutdown. Two-Speed Start-up: This option allows the internal oscillator to serve as the clock source from Power-on Reset, or wake-up from Sleep mode, until the primary clock source is available.
C Compiler Optimized Architecture:
Optional extended instruction set designed to optimize re- entrant code