Chandler, Ariz.— Microchip Technology Inc. has released a new family of dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The dsPIC33EP512GM710 family is an expansion of Microchip's dsPIC DSC portfolio that adds higher levels of integration for motor control applications.
The DSCs enable efficient dual motor control with 12 motor control PWM channels (6 pairs), dual 12-bit ADCs, multiple 32-bit Quadrature Encoder Interfaces, and two CAN modules. Thanks to this level of integration, the dsPIC33EP512GM710 family can independently control two motors with a single microcontroller (MCU) for optimized system costs. This family can also serve as a communication hub for automotive or industrial applications to connect with multiple CAN busses.
This family expands the existing dsPIC33EP families by supporting 512 KB Flash, 48 KB RAM, and four operational amplifiers (op amps). Other features include enhanced analog functionality with two independent ADC modules, configurable as 10-bit 1.1 Msps with four sample and holds or 12-bit, 500ksps with one sample and hold, supporting up to 49 channels. This analog integration enables advanced sensor applications that require multiple precision ADCs with several sample and holds as well the processing power of a DSP, said Microchip.
The dsPIC33EP512GM710 family also includes a Peripheral Trigger Generator (PTG) for scheduling complex, high-speed peripheral operations which saves software cycles and reduces firmware complexity. The dsPIC33EP512GM710 devices enable more efficient, less expensive designs in applications such as appliances (e.g., air conditioners, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators), automotive (e.g., cooling fans, fuel pumps, water pumps, sensors), and industrial markets (e.g., embroidery machines, lathes, printers).
The dsPIC33EP512GM710 family is supported by Microchip’s dsPICDEM MCLV-2 Development Board (part # DM330021-2), and dsPICDEM MCHV-2 Development System (part # DM330023-2) with the new dsPIC33EP512GM706 Single Motor Internal Op Amp PIM (part # MA330033). For non-motor control applications, a new dsPIC33EP512GM710 General Purpose PIM (part # MA330035) is offered for Microchip’s Explorer 16 Development Board (part # DM240001).
Availability: The dsPIC33EP512GM710 MCU family is available for sampling and volume production.
Products with integrated dual CAN: For 44-pin TQFP and QFN packages, there are options with 128 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP128GM604), 256 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP256GM604) and 512 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP512GM604). For 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages, there are options with 128 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP128GM706), 256 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP256GM706), 512 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP512GM706). For 100-pin TQFP and BGA packages, there are options with 128 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP128GM710), 256 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP256GM710) and 512 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP512GM710).
Products without CAN: For 44-pin TQFP and QFN packages, there are options with 128 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP128GM304), 256 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP256GM304) and 512 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP512GM304). For 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages, there are options with 128 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP128GM306), 256 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP256GM306), 512 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP512GM306). For 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages, there are options with 128 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP128GM310), 256 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP256GM310) and 512 KB Flash (dsPIC33EP512GM310).
Pricing: Starts at $2.63 each in volume. Details on each product variant can be found in the datasheet. To purchase products, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.