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Embedded Controllers and Super I/O


Embedded and Keyboard Controllers

Scalable family of embedded controllers with common peripheral blocks and registers.

Manage Your Embedded System with One Chip

Embedded Controllers (EC) are essential components to most modern-day computing systems. They control peripherals and manage key system functions in a low-power, high-performance package.

Featured Families

Desktop and Industrial Super I/O

System Management Simplified

Super I/O Chips combine the functionality of many low-bandwidth device controllers into a single product. Microchip’s Super I/Os have additional integrated features for total system management.

Microchip Advantage

  • Best-in-Class Product Lifecycles
  • Most Accurate System Monitoring in an I/O Controller
  • ~70% smaller footprint compared to similar 3-Chip Solution
  • Industrial-Grade Operating Range

Full Legacy I/O Management

  • Serial Ports
  • Parallel Ports
  • Flexible GPIOs
  • Floppy Disk Companion
  • Keyboard/Mouse


  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
  • Industrial PCs
  • Set Top Boxes
  • Kiosks & ATMs
  • POS Terminals

Microchip’s Portfolio of Super I/O controllers offer solutions for all types of embedded solutions. We offer simplified I/Os to fit your budget while delivering long-lasting performance. We also offer feature-rich Super I/Os, like the SCH3227, which incorporate flexible I/O control and accurate system monitoring in miniscule packages. This integration eliminates the need for other chips, saving space and reducing operating expenses.

Expansion and Legacy I/O

Microchip is a leader in providing I/O solutions for non-PC or embedded computing platforms. Microchip offers a growing line of I/O expanders, ranging from 6 to 100+ input/output ports and are available in a variety of packages.


  • Up to 101 GPIO pins
  • Thermal Management
  • Glue Logic
  • Fan Control

Typical Applications

  • Single Board Computers (SBC)
  • Industrial PCs (IPC)
  • Point-of-Sale Terminals (POS)
  • Automated Teller Machines (ATM)
  • Network Gateway Devices
  • Print Servers
  • Gaming

Sensor Fusion Hub

Motion and Position Solutions

Making Motion Easy

Developing applications with motion/position sensors can require sophisticated knowledge and significant resources.

Because this can be difficult, Microchip has developed a solution that make it easy to design motion-based applications. The MM7150 motion module integrates Microchip’s SSC7150 motion coprocessor along with the 9-axis motion sensors. It comes pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which intelligently filter, compensate and combine the raw sensor data to provide highly accurate position and orientation information.

Key Benefits

  • Motion coprocessors filter, compensate and fuse raw 9-axis sensor data - Improved system performance with smoother, faster and accurate orientation data
  • Self-calibrating over time - Improves estimates of orientation
  • Low power - Suitable for battery powered applications
  • Outputs position and motion data over standard I2C connection - Works with most MCUs with I2C
  • SSC7102 motion coprocessor Windows® 8.1 certification – Proven outputs


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Gaming
  • Remotes
  • Robots
  • Wearables
  • Physical therapy
  • Toys
  • Stabilization/Positioning
  • Transportation
  • Smart farms
  • Windows-based tablets, ultrabooks, notebooks and All-in-Ones (AiO)