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Microchip Dual Core Digital Signal Controllers | New Product Brief

October 29, 2019 by Mouser Electronics

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Microchip Dual Core Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology dsPIC33CH dual-core 16-bit digital signal controllers are optimized for high-performance digital power, motor control, and other high-end embedded applications.

The dsPIC33CH has a master-slave configuration with independent peripherals and memories for each core. This facilitates seamless integration of code developed separately for each core.

The slave core operates at 200MHz and is designed to handle time-critical tasks, while the master core operates at 180MHz and runs the UI and system monitoring functions.

The DSC has a 12-channel, 16-bit PWM with 250 picosecond resolution, enabling high precision real-time control. It also offers advanced analog features, including four 12-bit, 3.5 megasample per second ADCs, DACs with waveform generation, and programmable gain amplifiers.

Microchip offers the dsPIC33CH family in eight package variants for design flexibility, ranging from 28 to 80 pins and as small as 5 by 5 millimeters.

  • Simplified firmware development with dual independent cores
    • Independent peripherals and memories for each core
  • Dual cores for robust operation
    • Slave core for time-critical control code
    • Master core for UI, system monitoring, communications
  • 12-channel high-resolution PWM
    • 250ps PWM resolution
  • Advanced analog
    • 4x 12-bit, 3.5 MSPS ADCs
    • DACs with waveform generation
  • Design flexibility
    • 28-pin to 80-pin packages
    • 5mm x 5mm minimum package size

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