Microchip's new dsPIC DSCs enable dual motor control

November 27, 2013

Toni_McConnel-November 27, 2013

New  dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) from Microchip - the dsPIC33EP512GM710 family - 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. 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. 

The dsPIC33EP512GM710s support 512 KB Flash, 48 KB RAM, and four operational amplifiers (op amps).  Other features of this family 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.

The new devices enable more efficient, less expensive designs in the appliance (air conditioners, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators); automotive (cooling fans, fuel pumps, water pumps, sensors); and industrial markets (embroidery machines, lathes, printers), among others.

The dsPIC33EP512GM710 family is supported by Microchip’s dsPICDEM MCLV-2 Development Board (part # DM330021-2), 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). 

More information  http://www.microchip.com/get/V37V

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