I used PIC as my primary development platform for years. Selecting a right MCU and checking features while developing is a time consuming task sometimes. Last week, I noticed handy tools in Microchip website.
The first tool is Microchip Advanced Parts Selector (MAPS) tool. There is online and also offline version. I tested both quickly. Online and offline version are same interface. Great, can search, filter and compare various PIC easily.
There is also a mobile version for both Android and IOS platforms named Mobile Product Selector. It is also handy to use with your tablet at workbench while testing something.
Wait, there are also some good tools for discrete components, Analog and Interface Products Presentation – (Offline Only). This is a power point file with good linking. You can click and find right info for interface , analog peripherals and parts like transceiver, op-amps etc..
Last one is “Product Tables”, all PIC with required info and volume pricing can be downloaded as PDF or CVS format.