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Pull up resistors in PIC Microcontrollers

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by electronicsLearner77, Jul 22, 2017.

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  1. electronicsLearner77


    Jul 2, 2015
    This is a general question and in particular to pic, internal to micro controllers there are pull up, pull down, weak pull up, weak pull down registers for enabling and disabling. I never touch this registers in general. How important these registers. Can someone please explain in case if i enable weak pull up or pull down. What actually happens inside the controller?
  2. Minder


    Apr 24, 2015
    I generally do not use them, they are not really physical resistors, but equal to around 10K/15K equivalent, from Mosfets that can be turned on and off.
  3. BobK


    Jan 5, 2010
    They are used to avoid the need for an external resistor. For example, switch inputs require a pullup or pulldown so the state of the input is defined when the switch is open.

    That said, I have just made a board using a weak pullup for a switch input, and I can trigger the switch by touching the contacts on the bottom of the board, so the pullup is really weak. In the next revision, I intend to use an external resistor.

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