These microcontrollers feature nanoWatt technology for optimum power management. Designers of embedded control applications have a growing need for 8-bit microcontrollers with the most popular, mid-size memories in small form factors, balanced with a requirement to consume less power, over a range of applications. These microcontrollers help solve these design concerns with 16 or 32 Kbytes of flash program memory, up to 1.5 Kbytes of RAM and nanoWatt technology low-power modes. This PIC microcontroller family offers standard flash and enhanced flash memory technologies. Both families have self-programming capability, allowing the microcontroller to be programmed after being placed in a circuit board, which reduces development time.