Microchip dsPIC33E Digital Signal Controllers, PIC24E Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology rolled out 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC33E Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24E microcontrollers. The new DSCs and MCUs are based on the dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core. They feature larger (536 KB) Flash memory, more RAM (52 KB), greater I/O capability with 144-pin packages, a USB 2.0 OTG interface, and expanded motor-control, graphics, audio, and real-time embedded-control capabilities (compared to the previous-generation dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core). The dsPIC33E DSCs and PIC24E MCUs are available in 64-pin QFN and TQFP packages, 100- and 144-pin TQFP, 121-pin BGA, and 144-pin LQFP packages. Pricing starts at $4.98 each (10,000-unit quantities).

Microchip Technology 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC33E Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24E microcontrollers

Microchip dsPIC33E DSCs and PIC24E MCUs Features

  • Fully compatible with the existing dsPIC33F DSCs and PIC24H/PIC24F MCUs, software libraries and tools
  • New USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) peripheral enables a connection to a PC, Flash drive and other USB-enabled devices
  • Ideal for high-end industrial and commercial applications (Servo motor control, solar inverters, and running dual 3-phase motors in parallel)
  • New, independent Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) mode supports multiple stepper motors and dead-time compensation
  • Three on-chip analog comparators reduce system cost and the number of external components required
  • First devices include four SPI and four UART interfaces, and two I2C interfaces
  • New auxiliary Flash module enables designers to program or erase Flash data without slowing normal CPU operation
  • Improved Direct Memory Access (DMA) functionality automatically starts linked DMA operations
  • Improved debugger capability enables complex breakpoints for faster debugging
  • Enhanced timer capabilities
  • Input-Capture and Output-Compare modules are more flexible and powerful
  • Based upon the next-generation dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core
  • Larger (536 KB) Flash memory, more RAM (52 KB), greater I/O capability than the previous-generation dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core

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