Microchip – Newcomers expand the 70MIPS dsPIC33E and PIC24E product families (dsPIC33E)Oct 16 2012 - Semiconductors [More Semiconductors Articles]
Microchip has announced additions to its 70MIPS dsPIC33E and PIC24E product families which build on its motor-control and general-purpose device families, including integrated op amps and a charge time measurement unit (CTMU) for temperature sensing or mTouch capacitive touch sensing.
The new digital signal controllers (DSCs) and microcontrollers feature 70MIPS of performance for motor control, sensing, actuators and other embedded applications. The families include pin- and feature-compatible devices ranging from 32-256KB of Flash memory, enabling designers to easily migrate within the family. These devices are also code compatible with Microchip’s existing dsPIC33F products, providing a migration path from 40 to 70MIPS.
The new dsPIC33E and PIC24E devices enable motor-control designers to reduce the cost of high-performance motor-control systems with cost-effective 70MIPS devices that feature innovative technology. New on-chip peripherals, such as integrated op amps, reduce board space and the need for external components. These op amps can be used in a variety of sensing applications where signal amplification is required. With a rich feature set and low cost, the dsPIC33E and PIC24E devices can be used in sensor, communications, automotive, industrial and emerging applications.
Microchip’s extensive suite of easy-to-use development tools is compatible with the dsPIC33E and PIC24E devices. For motor control, the low-voltage dsPICDEM MCLV-2 Development Board (DM330021-2), and the high-voltage dsPICDEM MCHV-2 Development System (DM330023-2), are available immediately to provide designers with motor-control development systems that enable customers to take full advantage of the internal op amps.
Both motor-control development boards use plug-in module (PIM) daughter cards which can be easily interchanged to support different configurations, with or without integrated op amps. Microchip offers two motor-control PIMs to support these development boards: the dsPIC33EP256MC506 External Op Amp Motor Control PIM (MA330031-2), and the dsPIC33EP256MC506 Internal Op Amp Motor Control PIM (MA330031).
For those developing applications other than motor control, Microchip offers the dsPIC33EP256GP506 General Purpose PIM (MA330030) which is designed to work with Microchip’s modular Explorer 16 Development Platform.Electropages - Electronics Components News, From Leading Electronics Distributors. More news from Microchip