16-bit Embedded Control Solutions Brochure

16-bit Microcontrollers and
Digital Signal Controllers
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
PIC24 Microcontrollers • dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers
www.microchip.com/16bit
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
The top challenges facing today’s embedded system designer
are attaining product specification and performance goals,
achieving on-time market launch and meeting cost targets.
Microchip’s 16-bit microcontroller and digital signal controller
families deliver the performance, peripherals, software and
hardware development tools to meet these objectives
The 16-bit family is comprised of several subfamilies ranging
from 4 KB to 512 KB of Flash in 14 to 144 pins, with
packages as small as 4 × 4 mm. The PIC24F family offers
a cost-effective, low-power step up in performance, memory
and peripherals for many applications that are pushing the
envelope of 8-bit microcontroller capabilities. The PIC24F
family features devices with eXtreme Low Power (XLP)
technology, 16 MIPS performance, rich analog integration
and drivers for segmented or graphical displays. For more
demanding applications, the PIC24E family offers up to
70 MIPS performance and includes a robust peripheral set including
PWMs, timers, CAN and op amps.
The dsPIC® family of Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) include a fully
implemented Digital Signal Processor (DSP) engine, including a singlecycle 16 × 16 MAC and 40-bit accumulators, for enhanced math
capabilities to execute and control high-speed precision digital control
loops with the simplicity of a traditional microcontroller. Microchip’s dsPIC
DSCs achieve up to 70 MIPS performance and include features for high-efficiency motor control, platinum-rated digital
power supplies and other embedded control applications, including operation up to 150°C and support for both 3V and 5V
applications. All 16-bit families have the same instruction set, basic peripherals and common pinouts and share the same
development tool ecosystem for easy migration.
Performance
■ PIC24 MCUs with XLP technology provide the lowest
power and longest battery life
■ dsPIC33 DSCs offer real-time response and
highest performance
■ Perform in harsh environment up to 150°C
■ Deterministic interrupt response for real-time control
■ Single-cycle bit manipulation and multiply
■ High-endurance, flexible and secure Flash
■ Fast DMA without cycle stealing
Software
■ USB, graphics, crypto, smart card, file I/O and
Wi-Fi® stacks
■ Motor control software, models and tuning guides
■ PMBus™ software and digital power
compensator library
■ DSP math function library and digital filter design tools
■ Class B safety peripherals and library for IEC 60730
■ Hundreds of code examples to setup peripherals
and functions
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16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
Peripherals
■ Rich analog integration – Analog-to-Digital Converters
(ADCs), Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) and op amps
■ Communications – UART, IrDA, SPI, I2S™, I2C™, USB,
CAN, LIN and SENT
■ Fast and flexible PWMs and timers
■ Motor control PWM, precision ADC and QEI
■ Digital power peripherals for low-latency control loops
■ Optimized peripherals for real-time response
■ Drivers for segmented or graphical displays
■ Crypto engine for data security
Tools
■ Supported by MPLAB® X IDE and XC16 compliers
■ MPLAB Code Configurator for easy setup and
configuration of peripherals and I/O
■ Starter kits and low-cost Microstick boards
■ Flexible Explorer 16 Development Board
■ Reference designs for digital power conversion
and lighting
Flexible Integrated Peripherals
Microchip offers a rich set of high-performance peripherals that integrate seamlessly with customer application and enable
solution with reduced costs and time. The 16-bit family offers key communication and control peripherals like SPI, UART,
CAN, PWM, Timers and I2C, as well as specialized peripherals for USB, graphics, motor control and digital power. With
intelligent analog peripherals, you can integrate analog functions such as high-performance ADCs, DACs and op amps into
your applications providing simple-to-use interfaces that ease analog design. In addition, core independent peripherals
such as CLC, PTG and crypto enable higher levels of integration and flexibility.
PIC24 and dsPIC33 Family Block Diagram
ADC: 10-bit, 12-bit and16-bit options
16 × 16
Register
Barrel
Shifter
17 × 17
MPY
JTAG &
EMU
Address
Generation
SPI with I2S™
I2C™
USB: Device, Host, OTG
CAN
Peripheral Pin Select (PPS)
Low
Power
eXtreme Low Power (XLP) - Deep Sleep
VBAT
Flexible Wake-Up Sources
BOR, LVD, POR
Core
Independent
Peripherals
System Level
WDT and Windowed WDT
Deadman Timer (DMT)
RTCC: Clock, Calendar, Alarm
CRC: Flash, RAM and Special Function Registers (SFR)
Class B Features: Illegal Opcode Detect, Error Trap Monitor,
Reset Traceability, Oscillator Lock, Fail-Safe Clock Monitor,
Frequency Check, PWM Lock
Crypto Engine with 256-bit AES and Random Number Generator (RNG)
Configurable Logic Cells (CLC)
Peripheral Trigger Generator (PTG)
Motor
Control
Timers/PWMs
16-bit and 32-bit Timers
Input Capture
Output Capture
16-bit PWM
Multiple-Output Capture Compare PWM (MCCP) and
Single-Outputs CCP (SCCP)
PWM with Flexible Modes, Dead-Time,
Edge or Center Alignment, Fault Inputs
ADC Triggered by PWM Modules
Quadrature Encoder Interface (QEI)
Digital
Power
4 Ch.
DMA
Displays
Live Update
Flash
Op Amps
Parallel Master Port (PMP)
PERIPHERAL BUS
ECC
Flash
512 B–96 KB
RAM
Comparators
UART with LIN and IrDA®
MEMORY BUS
4 KB–512 KB
Flash
DAC
Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU)
Communications
16-bit
ALU
Intelligent
Analog
16-bit Core
PIC24F 16 MIPS
dsPIC33F & PIC24H 40 MIPS
dsPIC33E & PIC24E 70 MIPS
ADC 4 Msps with 6 Sample & Holds
PWM with 1 ns Duty Cycle
Comparators with 25 ns speed
Segmented LCD Driver: Up to 480 Segments
Graphical Display Driver: with Hardware Acceleration
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16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Solutions
Microchip’s XLP devices bring together the
design and process technologies needed
to address today’s low-power applications.
With sleep currents down to 10 nA and
industry-leading integration including
USB, touch, crypto and LCD drivers, XLP
products can help extend the life of your
battery-powered application.
www.microchip.com/XLP
Intelligent Analog Integration
Easy Connectivity
Whether you are considering adding
wired or wireless connectivity to your
application, Microchip supports a wide
variety of communication protocols. It’s
easy to couple the PIC24 or dsPIC33
devices with Microchip’s certified
Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi modules. Peripherals
for CAN, LIN, SENT and USB are integrated onto our 16-bit
devices with supporting free software libraries.
www.microchip.com/connectivity
By integrating high-precision analog
peripherals into the PIC® MCU, you can
achieve simplified design cycles, board
size reduction, faster throughput and
improved signal integrity. Products include
16-bit Delta-Sigma ADC, 10 Msps ADC,
DACs, and op amps to make it easy to
interface to a wide variety of sensors including portable
medical equipment and industrial sensors.
www.microchip.com/intelligentanalog
Advanced Motor Control
Secure Data
Efficiency for Digital Power and Lighting
Embedded applications in the internetconnected world demand secure data
and long battery life. PIC MCUs ensure
data integrity without sacrificing power
consumption through an integrated
hardware crypto engine, random number
generator for unique key creation and
secure key storage for applications such as IoT sensor
nodes and access control systems.
www.microchip.com/lowpowercrypto
Driving Displays and Touch
For applications that need compelling
and intuitive user interfaces, our
portfolio includes devices with integrated
low-power segmented LCD drivers or
colorful graphical display drivers with
hardware acceleration. Additionally,
Microchip offers a broad portfolio of
touch solutions for resistive and projected capacitive
applications that make it easy for you to integrate touchsensing interfaces. These hardware peripherals are
supported by free software libraries to quickly integrate
the touch and display functions into your application with a
single microcontroller.
www.microchip.com/graphics
www.microchip.com/LCD
www.microchip.com/touch
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The dsPIC33 motor control families
feature a high-performance core with
specialized motor control peripherals. The
devices are supported with free software
libraries and motor control algorithms. Our
flexible motor control development boards
support a wide variety of motors and help
reduce development time.
www.microchip.com/motor
The dsPIC33 “GS” DSC family is
optimized for high performance on
advanced algorithms for improved
efficiency over widely varying load
conditions. These devices feature
dedicated peripherals such as fast ADCs
and PWMs for digital power conversion
and LED or HID lighting applications.
www.microchip.com/power
System Level Integration
PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33 DSCs perform
under pressure, with options that operate
up to 5V for increased noise immunity and
robustness. Additionally, many devices are
rated for operation up to 125°C or 150°C
ambient temperature for the most extreme
automotive and industrial applications,
including AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualification. For safety-critical
applications, the products include memory integrity check
and error correction, backup oscillators and fault detection.
The certified Class B software stack helps to simplify
regulatory compliance.
www.microchip.com/hightemp
www.microchip.com/classb
www.microchip.com/16bit
PIC24 MCUs with eXtreme Low Power
eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology
Development Tools
Energy conservation is becoming essential for the
growing number of electronic applications. Products
with Microchip’s XLP technology offer the industry’s
lowest sleep currents, where most applications spend
90–99% of their time. These devices are ideal for a
variety of applications including portable medical devices,
wearables/fitness monitors, remote controls, wireless
sensors, asset tracking, thermostats, energy monitoring,
security systems and IoT sensor nodes.
■ Low sleep currents with flexible wake-up sources
• Sleep current down to 9 nA
• Brown-Out Reset (BOR) down to 45 nA
• Real-time clock down to 400 nA
■ Battery-friendly features
• Enable battery lifetime greater than 20 years
• Low-power supervisors for safe operation (BOR, WDT)
■ VBAT battery back-up
• Automatic switch-over upon loss of VDD
• Maintains Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) and
two user registers
• Powered separately from 1.8–3.6V source (coin cell)
■ Efficient instruction set; 90% single-cycle instruction
• Active mode currents as low as 150 µA/MHz
16-bit XLP Development Board (DM240311)
XLP Battery Life Estimator
MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator Power Monitor
(AC244008)
The XLP Battery Life Estimator is a free software utility
to aid you in developing low-power applications. The tool
estimates average current consumption and battery life.
The utility allows you to select the target device, battery
type, the application’s operating conditions (such as
voltage and temperature) and model the active and powerdown times for their application. The tool comes preloaded
with specifications of Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers
featuring nanoWatt XLP technology and commonly used
batteries in embedded applications.
Featured XLP Products
Product
Flash (KB)
Pin Count
Sleep (nA)
Deep Sleep
(nA)
This board is designed as true platform for
low-power development with flexible power
sources including AAA, CR2032, energy
harvesting, USB or 9V power supply. It
includes current measurement terminals and
ships with PIC24F16KA102 and can be used
with other 28-pin XLP devices.
LCD Explorer Development Board (DM240314)
This board showcases the
PIC24FJ128GA310 family with segmented
LCD driver. The board operates from two
AAA batteries and includes circuitry for VBAT
battery back-up from a coin cell battery.
MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent Integrated
Analog (DM240015)
Featuring the PIC24FJ128GC010
family, this kit is ideal for designing
low-power sensor networks. It includes
on-board sensors for light, temperature
and touch. The analog header makes it easy to add your
custom sensors for a complete prototype.
This add-on board enables low-power
monitoring and debugging. Breakpoints
indicate when current exceeds a specified
threshold and provides a graph of current,
voltage and time versus code execution.
Application Notes
■ AN1861: Bluetooth Smart Communication Using
Microchip’s RN4020 Module and 16-bit PIC® MCU
■ AN1556: Blood Pressure Meter Design Using Microchip’s
PIC24F Microcontroller and Analog Devices
■ AN1416: Low Power Design Guide: A Single Source for
Low Power Consumption from the Viewpoint of the MCU
■ AN1267: nanoWatt XLP Technology: An Introduction to
Microchip’s Low-Power Devices
WDT (nA)
32 kHz
SOSC/RTCC (nA)
Active
µA/MHz
Features
MSSP
PIC24F16KL402
4–16
14/20/28
30
–
210
690
150
PIC24FJ64GB004
32–64
28/44
200
20
200
500
250
USB
PIC24FJ128GB204
64–128
28/44
380
18
240
300
178
Crypto, USB, VBAT
PIC24FJ128GA310
64–128
64/100
330
10
270
400
150
LCD, VBAT
PIC24FJ128GC010
64–128
64/100
330
10
270
400
150
Adv. Analog, LCD, USB, VBAT
www.microchip.com/xlp
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Intelligent Analog
PIC MCUs with Intelligent Analog
Analog design is difficult and consumes precious
development time. Microchip’s intelligent PIC MCUs
integrate analog functions such as high-performance ADCs,
DACs and op amps, providing simple-to-use interfaces
that ease analog design. This single-chip solution enables
reduced system noise and provides higher throughput,
while dramatically reducing design time and cost.
Benefits of Analog Integration
■ Eliminates the complicated task of debugging the noise
sources that reduce analog signal integrity
■ Removes the bottleneck of communicating to the
microcontroller from analog
■ Provides consistent analog performance that can be
leveraged from design to design, eliminating analog
design rework
■ Through intelligent connections made inside the chip,
the analog is fully controlled by software
■ Benefits include a simplified design cycle, board space
savings, faster throughput and better signal integrity
■ Intelligent analog leads to lower-cost designs that are
brought to market faster
Target Applications
■ Environmental quality sensors
■ Portable medical equipment (glucose meters, portable
ECGs, pulse oximeters, blood pressure meters)
■ Industrial equipment (gas sensors, handheld multi-meters,
lab instrumentation, e-meters, sensor arrays)
Featuring the PIC24FJ128GC010 Family
with Intelligent Analog
The PIC24 “GC” family integrates a precision 16-bit ADC,
high-speed 12-bit ADC, DAC and op amps with interconnect
fabric providing the most analog integration available in a
PIC MCU. With on-chip USB and segmented LCD driver, this
family is ideal for portable devices with user interfaces.
■ 16-bit Delta-Sigma ADC
■ 12-bit 10 MSPS Pipeline ADC
■ 10-bit 1 MSPS DAC
■ Dual op amps
■ eXtreme Low Power: 18 nA deep sleep,
180 μA/MHz Run
Development Tools
MPLAB® Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent
Integrated Analog (DM240015)
This kit includes an analog
header for clean analog signals
and plugs into breadboards.
The board includes connections
for microphone, headphones
as well as on-board light and
temperature sensors. The
segmented display showcases custom icons and a scrolling
banner. The board also includes cap touch buttons, USB
connection and easy connection for RF modules.
Featured Intelligent Analog PIC MCU Families
Product Family
Pin Count Flash (KB)
ADC
DAC
Op Amp
Other
PIC24F16KM204
20–44
8–16
22 × 12-bit
(100 ksps)
2 × 8-bit
2
Internal voltage reference, CLC, MCCP, SCCP
(16-bit PWM), CTMU, three comparators, 3V
and 5V operation
PIC24FJ128GC010
64–100
64–128
2 × 16-bit
Delta-Sigma ADC
50 × 12-bit ADC
(10 Msps)
2 × 10-bit
2
Analog interconnect switch matrix, internal
voltage reference, CTMU, PWM, USB, LCD,
mTouch® technology
dsPIC33EP64GS506
28–64
16–64
22 × 12-bit with 5 S/H
(3.25 Msps)
2 × 12-bit
2
1.04 ns PWM resolution, four rail-to-rail
comparators with dedicated DACs for each
analog comparator, two oversampling filters for
increased resolution
dsPIC33EP256GP506
28–64
32–256
1.1 Msps 10-bit with
4 S/H or 500 ksps 12-bit
with 1 S/H (configurable)
–
3
Flexible ADC trigger sources, CTMU for
temperature or touch, CAN, Peripheral Trigger
Generator (PTG), four comparators
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www.microchip.com/intelligentanalog
Hardware Crypto Engine for Secure Data
Hardware Crypto Engine
Target Applications
With the Internet of Things growing at a rapid rate,
protecting embedded data and extending battery life are
not an option, but a necessity. Devices in Microchip’s
PIC24F “GB2” family are the first PIC MCUs to offer an
integrated hardware crypto engine along with eXtreme
low power performance. This new family also features
a True Random Number Generator (RNG) and One-TimeProgrammable (OTP) key storage for protecting data in
embedded applications. For connectivity, the “GB2” family
integrates USB for device or host connections as well as
a UART with ISO7816 support, which is helpful for smart
card applications.
Industrial
Computer
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■ PC peripherals
■ Printers
■ Portable accessories
Key Features
Cryptographic Engine
■
■
■
■
■
■
AES engine with 128, 192 or 256-bit key
DES/Triple DES (TDES) engine
Encryption, decryption and authentication
True Random Number Generator (RNG)
Achieve a higher level of data security with unique key
One-Time-Programmable (OTP) memory for secure
key storage
■ Once written, keys cannot be read or overwritten
by software
■ Core Independent Peripheral – offloads CPU to save
power and headroom
eXtreme Low Power Features
■ 18 nA sleep, 180 µA/MHz Run
■ Enables integrity of data without sacrificing
power consumption
■ VBAT allows the device to transition to a backup battery
Security door locks
Access control systems
Security cameras
POS terminals
Smart card readers
Heat/gas meters
IoT sensor nodes
Medical/Fitness
■ Pedometers
■ Wearable fitness
■ Handheld devices
Application Note
AN1861: Bluetooth Smart Communication Using
Microchip’s RN4020 Module and 16-bit PIC Microcontroller
Learn how low-power Bluetooth connectivity is an ideal
match with the XLP PIC24 microcontrollers, especially
those with integrated crypto engine for adding another
layer of data protection for internet-connected applications.
Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart has evolved
to support applications that need simple command
and control or quick status from a sensor. This lowpower protocol is ideal for connecting local embedded
applications to the cloud through a smartphone or tablet.
Development Tools
The PIC24FJ128GB204 Plug-In Module (MA240037) plugs
into the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001).
To add low-power Bluetooth Smart connection, simply
add the RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy PICtail™/PICtail
Plus Daughter Card (RN-4020-PICTAIL). This flexible
development system makes it easy to customize for
various other wired or wireless connectivity options
including USB, Wi-Fi or ZigBee.
Connection to USB or Wireless Protocols
■ Integrated USB 2.0 device, host, OTG
■ Easy connection to certified modules for Wi-Fi, ZigBee®,
Sub-GHz and Bluetooth Low Energy
Alternatively, you can add crypto functions in software to
any PIC24 or dsPIC33 device using the free software found
in the Microchip Libraries for Applications (MLA) download
at www.microchip.com/MLA.
Featured Products
Product
Flash (KB)
Pins
128
128
64
64
44
28
44
28
PIC24FJ128GB204
PIC24FJ128GB202
PIC24FJ64GB204
PIC24FJ64GB202
www.microchip.com/lowpowercrypto
Package
TQFP, QFN
SOIC, SSOP, QFN, SPDIP
TQFP, QFN
SOIC, SSOP, QFN, SPDIP
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Display and Touch
Display and Touch
Many 16-bit designs incorporate modern user interfaces
to increase the usability, functionality and look of end
products. More sophisticated displays and touch interfaces
create higher impact designs, yet they must be cost
effective and easy to integrate. Microchip’s solutions allow
for driving segmented or graphical displays with a single
chip and offer integrated peripherals for touch buttons.
Segmented LCD Displays
The PIC24FJ128GA310 and PIC24FJ128GC010 families
feature integrated segmented display drivers with up to
480 segments. Key advantages include:
■ Direct drive of inexpensive, low-power displays
■ Integrated analog for sensor applications like
temperature sensing in thermostats
■ Integrated touch sensing function for buttons or sliders
Graphical Displays
The PIC24FJ256DA210 family features integrated graphics
acceleration and a display controller to directly drive
displays up to 4.3" WQVGA with 480 × 272 resolution.
This “DA” family includes:
■ Dedicated graphics clock for a continuous,
flicker-free display
■ On-chip display controller provides direct interface to
TFT, STN and OLED displays
■ Easy to use graphics processing units for hardware
acceleration allow for moving and copying rectangles,
decompressing images and rendering text without
CPU intervention
■ Integrated color look-up table and 96 KB frame buffer
support up to 8 bpp QVGA with internal memory
Touch Buttons: Keys and Sliders
Many PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC DSC products include touch
sensing capability for implementing keys or sliders as
an alternative to traditional push button switches using
CVD or CTMU technology. This enables more modern
and stylish designs, lower manufacturing costs and
increased reliability.
■ Longer battery life with eXtreme Low Power MCUs
■ Sensing through metal, plastic or glass
■ High noise immunity and low emissions
■ Free mTouch sensing solutions software library is
available as part of MLA Software Legacy Version
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Development Tools
LCD Explorer Development Board (DM240314)
The LCD Explorer Development Board
provides an ideal platform to evaluate a
MCU with a × 8 Common LCD Driver on a
38 segment × 8 common LCD display.
PIC24FJ256DA210 Development Kit (DV164039)
This kit bundles the PIC24FJ256DA210
Development Board (DM240312), a
3.2" Truly 240 × 320 TFT Display Board
(AC164127-4), three Graphics Display
Prototype Boards (AC164139), the MPLAB ICD 3 Debugger
(DV164035) and also includes a USB Cable and accessories.
Remote Control Demo Board (DM240315-2)
This board integrates graphics, mTouch technology,
USB and RF4CE into a single demo. It features
the PIC24FJ256DA210 MCU, a 3.5" Graphical TFT
LCD with resistive touch screen, capacitive touch
keys with plastic overlay, an MRF24J40 2.4 GHz
transceiver and a ZENA™ wireless adapter.
Software and Application Notes
FREE Microchip Graphics Library
The Microchip Graphics Library is highly modular, easy to use
and has an open documented interface for driver or controller
support. The library supports the following features:
■ Pre-made graphics objects
■ Multiple fonts and languages
■ User interface for mTouch sensing
■ Buttons, charts, check boxes, scroll bars, list boxes,
images and basic animation
■ Download as part of the MLA software at
www.microchip.com/MLA
Visual Graphics Display Designer by VirtualFab
(SW500190)
Visual Graphics Display Designer (VGDD) is a powerful
visual design tool that provides a quick and easy way
of creating Graphic User Interface (GUI) screens for
graphical interface applications on Microchip MCUs.
This development environment, developed by our partner
VirtualFab, fully utilizes the Microchip graphics library in
MLA as well as Microchip’s graphics development boards.
Application Notes
■ AN1428: Segmented LCD Biasing & Contrast Control Methods
■ AN1368: Developing Graphics Applications Using an MCU
with Integrated Graphics Controllers
■ AN1478: mTouch Sensing Solutions Acquisition Methods
Capacitive Voltage Divider
www.microchip.com/graphics
Connectivity for PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC Families
Connectivity
The PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33 DSC products include a
wide range of integrated connectivity peripherals as well
as support for many wired and wireless communication
protocols. Many of these communication libraries, such as
USB and Wi-Fi, are integrated into the Microchip Libraries
for Applications (MLA) which can be downloaded at
www.microchip.com/MLA.
CAN, LIN and SENT
Many of the dsPIC DSCs and PIC24 MCUs include an
integrated CAN peripheral which is ideal for applications
requiring robust communications with a high-speed,
reliable industry standard protocol. Vector CANbedded™
and osCAN™ development solutions support PIC24 MCU
and dsPIC DSC products with embedded CAN controllers.
LIN support is integrated into many products for lowcost, single-wire serial communication for automotive
applications.
The new dsPIC33EV family also includes SENT for
automotive sensing. The dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN Starter
Kit (DM330018) contains data ports for CAN, LIN and
SENT, a self-contained USB programming/debug interface,
and an expansion footprint for flexibility in application
hardware development.
A CAN/LIN PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC164130-2)
is available to plug into the Explorer 16 (DM240001)
for developing embedded CAN or LIN applications. This
must be used with a processor Plug-In Module (PIM) for a
compatible PIC24 MCU or dsPIC DSC product.
IrDA®
The IrDA standard is an inexpensive method for providing
wireless point-to-point communication. Through Application
Note AN1071, Microchip’s free IrDA stack is available
to support 16-bit MCUs with integrated IrDA support,
enabling a cost-effective wireless connection with plenty of
computing power left for other tasks.
Wireless
Microchip offers a wide range of wireless modules ranging
from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and various
Personal Area Networks. These fully certified surfacemount modules allow you to quickly and seamlessly add
wireless connectivity to your applications. The wireless
modules allow you to bypass costly and timely RF design,
Bluetooth certification and governmental certifications to
get your designs to market faster.
For wireless sensors and other battery-operated
applications, the eXtreme Low Power PIC24 MCUs are
ideal companions to Microchip’s RN4020 Bluetooth Low
Energy Wireless Module, creating low-power wireless
networks. Together these devices allow for connection to
Bluetooth-enabled devices, making it easy to add internet
connection to your embedded application for remote
command and control. Application Note AN1861 describes
the hardware and software needed to pair an XLP PIC24 to
the RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Module.
USB
There are many PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC families
with integrated USB which include support for device,
host and On-The-Go (OTG) functionality. These products
are supported by the dsPIC DSC USB Starter Kit
(DM330012) as well as the Explorer 16 Development
Board (DM240001) with USB PICtail Plus Daughter
Card (AC164131) and one of the USB Processor Plug-In
Modules (PIMs).
Microchip’s free USB framework includes USB software
libraries as well as a comprehensive set of host and
device drivers including Human Interface Device (HID)
class for user interfaces, and Mass Storage Device (MSD)
class for memory devices as well as CDC, PHDC, custom,
audio, printer and demo code including thumb drive
bootloader, and printer host. The USB libraries, drivers and
demo code are all available with the Microchip Libraries for
Applications download.
PMBus
The PMBus protocol standard operations over an I2C
physical layer and was developed to enable easy digital
management of power supplies. The protcol allows for
reading values from a power supply such as measured
voltage and current parameters, temperatures and fan
speeds as well as writing commands to control the operation
of the power supply. The dsPIC “GS” family of DSCs supports
the PMBus protcol along with many other dsPIC DSCs
and PIC24 MCUs. A PMBus stack is available free from
Microchip for use with the dsPIC “GS” family of DSCs.
www.microchip.com/connectivity
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Motor Control
16-bit Motor Control Products
■ High-performance dsPIC DSC core with DSP instructions
for precise control
• Variable speed with constant torque using PI controllers
• Field oriented control (FOC) for greater efficiency
■ 5V 70 MIPS dsPIC DSC core for harsh environments
■ High-performance on-chip op amps
■ Intelligent, high-speed ADC
■ Algorithms and application notes for
• BLDC, PMSM, ACIM
• Sensorless control
• Field-oriented control
• Certified class B safety software
■ Dual motor control with FOC control for each motor
■ Multiple package options, ranging from 28 to 144 pins
■ Scalable motor control tools with low- and
high-voltage options
■ Motor control PWM: up to 14 outputs
• Up to seven duty cycle generators
• Independent or complementary mode
• Programmable dead time settings
• Edge- or center-aligned PWMs
• Manual output override control, up to 10 fault inputs
• ADC samples triggered by PWM module
■ Quadrature encoder interface module
• Up to two modules
• Phase A, Phase B and index pulse input
■ High current sink/source
Software and Application Notes
Motor Type
Stepper
Motor
Algorithm
App Note
Closed-Loop Microstepping
AN1307
Sensored
Sensored Sinusoidal
AN957
AN1017
AN901
AN992
Sensorless BEMF
BLDC and
PMSM
AC
Induction
Motor
Other
Sensorless Filtered BEMF with
Majority Detect
Sensorless Dual-Shunt FOC
with SMO Estimator and Field
Weakening
Sensorless Dual-Shunt FOC with
SMO and PFC
Sensorless Dual-Shunt FOC with
PLL Estimator and Field Weakening
Sensorless Single-Shunt FOC with
SMO Estimator and Field Weakening
Open-Loop V/F
Closed-Loop Vector Control
Sensorless Dual-Shunt FOC with
PLL Estimator
Sensorless Dual-Shunt FOC with
PLL Estimator and Field Weakening
PFC
Class B Safety Software
(IEC 60730)
Motor Control Sensor
Feedback Circuits
MOSFET Driver Selection
Current Sensing Circuit Concepts
and Fundamentals
AN1160
AN1078
AN1208
AN1292
AN1299
AN984
AN980
AN1162
AN1206
AN1106
AN1229
AN894
AN898
AN1332
Pins
Flash (KB)
RAM (KB)
DMA Ch.
Input
Capture
Output
Compare/
Std. PWM
MC PWM
QEI
Internal
Op Amps
ADC 10/
12-bit 1.1/
0.5 MSPS
UART
dsPIC33EP512GM710
MIPS
Product
Operating
Voltage (V)
Featured Motor Control Products
3.3
70
100/121
128–512
16–48
4
8
8
12 Ch
2
4
2/49 Ch
4
dsPIC33EP512GM706
3.3
70
64
128–512
16–48
4
8
8
12 Ch
2
4
2/30 Ch
4
dsPIC33EP512GM604
3.3
70
44
128–512
16–48
4
8
8
12 Ch
2
4
2/18 Ch
4
dsPIC33EP512MC506
3.3
70
64
32–512
4–48
4
4
4
6 Ch
1
3
1/16 Ch
2
dsPIC33EP512MC504
3.3
70
44
32–512
4–48
4
4
4
6 Ch
1
3
1/9 Ch
2
dsPIC33EP512MC502
3.3
70
28
32–512
4–48
4
4
4
6 Ch
1
3
1/6 Ch
2
dsPIC33EV256MC106
5
70
64
32–256
4–16
4
4
4
6 Ch
0
4
1/36 Ch
2
dsPIC33EV256MC104
5
70
44
32–256
4–16
4
4
4
6 Ch
0
4
1/24 Ch
2
dsPIC33EV256MC102
5
70
28
32–256
4–16
4
4
4
6 Ch
0
3
1/11 Ch
2
10
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
www.microchip.com/motor
Motor Control Development Solutions
Development Tools
Motor Control Library for dsPIC33F/dsPIC33E
The Motor Control Library contains
function blocks that are optimized
for the dsPIC33F and dsPIC33E DSC
families. All functions in this Motor
Motor Control Library
Control Library have input(s) and
output(s), but do not access any
dsPIC DSC
of the DSC peripherals. The library
functions are designed to be used
Motor Control Hardware
within an application framework for
realizing an efficient and flexible way
of implementing a motor control application.
Motor Control
Application
®
Motor Control Starter Kit (MCSK) (DM330015)
This starter kit with mTouch
sensing is a complete, integrated
development platform based on the
dsPIC33FJ16MC102. It includes a USB
interfaced debugger/programmer, a complete drive circuit,
an on-board BLDC motor, a user-configurable switch and an
mTouch sensing slider with LED indicators for speed control.
dsPICDEM MCLV-2 Development Board
(DM330021-2)
This low-voltage development board
provides a cost-effective method of
evaluating and developing sensored or
sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) motor
and Permanent Magnet Synchronous
Motor (PMSM) control applications. The board supports
Microchip’s 100-pin PIM with dsPIC33E or dsPIC33F DSCs.
This board supports the use of the internal, on-chip op
amps found on certain dsPIC DSCs or the external op
amps found on the MCLV-2 board. A dsPIC33EP256MC506
Internal Op Amp PIM (MA330031) is included. The board
is capable of controlling motors rated up to 48V and 15 A,
with multiple communication channels such as USB, CAN,
LIN and RS-232.
dsPICDEM Motor Control Stepper Motor (MCSM)
Development Board/Kit (DM330022/DV330021)
This board is targeted to control
both unipolar and bipolar stepper
motors in open-loop or closed-loop
(current control) mode. The hardware
is designed in such a way that no
hardware changes are necessary for
8-, 6- or 4-wire stepper motors in either
bipolar or unipolar configurations.
Software to run motors in open-loop or
closed-loop with full or variable microstepping is provided. A GUI for controlling step commands,
motor parameter input, and operation modes is included.
This flexible and cost-effective board can be configured in
different ways for use with dsPIC33F motor control DSCs.
www.microchip.com/motor
Microchip Motor Control Library Blockset
The Microchip Motor Control Library Blockset contains
a number of basic Simulink® blocks that can be used
to jump start model-based design of motor control
applications using Microchip’s dsPIC33F and dsPIC33E
DSC families. These blocks include reference frame
transforms, a proportional-integral controller and
trigonometric functions, all of which can be used with
Embedded Coder® to generate efficient code on the dsPIC
DSC that utilizes the Microchip Motor Control Library.
dsPICDEM MCHV-2 Development System
(DM330023-2)
This high-voltage system is intended to
aid the user in the rapid evaluation and
development of a wide variety of motor
control applications using a dsPIC DSC.
This development system is targeted
to control BLDC motors, PMSM and
AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in sensor or sensorless
operation. The rated continuous output current from the
inverter is 6.5 A (RMS). This allows up to approximately
2 kVA output when running from a 208V to 230V
single-phase input voltage.
Low-Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle
(Single Board and Drive Board) (DV330100)
Provides a cost-effective method of
evaluating and developing dual/single motor
control to drive BLDC motors or PMSMs
concurrently or one of each. The dsPIC DSC
Signal Board supports both 3.3V and 5V
operated devices for various applications
and frequently used human interface
features along with the communication ports. The Motor
Control 10–24V Driver Board (Dual/Single) supports
currents up to 10 A.
Motors
You can provide your own motor or purchase one of
the motors used in our Application Notes which are
guaranteed to run right out of the box:
■
■
■
■
AC300024:
AC300020:
AC300022:
AC300023:
2-phase, 8-wire Stepper Motor
24V BLDC Motor
24V BLDC Motor with Shaft Encoder
220V, AC Induction Motor
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Digital Power and Lighting
16-bit Digital Power and Lighting Products
■ Very fast ADCs optimized for digital power applications
■ Complete reference designs and algorithms including:
• AC/DC converter meeting platinum specification
• LLC resonant DC/DC converter
• Quarter brick DC/DC converter
• Solar micro inverter
• Interleaved power factor correction
• Offline UPS
■ Broad range of package sizes and types
• 18–100 pins, as small as 4 × 4 mm
• Robust packages to easy IPC-9592B qualification
■ Streamlined interoperation between PWM, ADC and CPU
■ High-performance core with DSP instructions
• High-speed control loop execution for demanding
power conversion applications
• Fast and predictable interrupts
■ High-resolution PWMs for digital power
• 1 ns for duty cycle, phase shift, period and
dead time
• Flexibility to control numerous power topologies
■ Live update features
• Update all of the firmware in an operating power
supply while maintaining continuous regulation
Software and Application Notes
Application Solution
AN #
Description
Power Factor Correction in Power
Conversion Applications Using
the dsPIC® DSC
AN1106
This application note focuses primarily on the study, design and implementation of Power Factor Correction (PFC)
using a Digital Signal Controller (DSC).
Switch Mode Power Supply
(SMPS) Topologies (Part I)
AN1114
This application note explains the basics of different types of SMPS topologies and their applications. The pros
and cons of different SMPS topologies are also explained to guide the user to select an appropriate topology for a
given application, while providing useful information regarding selection of components for a given SMPS design.
Switch Mode Power Supply
(SMPS) Topologies (Part II)
AN1207
This application note is the second of a two-part series on Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) topologies. This series
expands on the previous material in Part I, and presents the basic tools needed to design a power converter.
Offline UPS Reference Design
AN1279
The application note describes the design of an Offline Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) using a Switch Mode
Power Supply (SMPS) dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC).
Digital Power Interleaved PFC
Reference Design
AN1278
The application note describes the design of a Digital Power Interleaved PFC (IPFC) using a Switch Mode Power
Supply (SMPS) dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC).
Quarter Brick DC-DC
Reference Design
AN1335
This application note describes the design of Quarter Brick DC-DC Reference Design using Switch Mode Power
Supply (SMPS) dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC)
DC-DC LLC Resonant Converter
Reference Design
AN1336
This application note describes the design of DC-DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design using Switch
Mode Power Supply (SMPS) dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC)
Grid Connected
Solar Microinverter
AN1338
This application note describes the design of Grid Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design using Switch
Mode Power Supply (SMPS) dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC)
Platinum-rated AC/DC Reference
Design Using the dsPIC DSC
AN1421
This application note presents a fully digital-controlled 720W AC-to-DC (AC/DC) power supply, which meets all CSCI
Platinum Specifications, as well as provides a variety of additional, application-specific features and functions.
Featured Digital Power Products
Product
Pins
Flash
(KB)
RAM
(Bytes)
IC/OC
PS
PWM
ADC
Analog
Amps
Analog
Compare
UART/I2C™/SPI
CAN
dsPIC33FJ64GS610
100
64
9K
4/4
18
24 × 10-bit, 6 S/H
0
4
2/2/2
1
dsPIC33EP64GS506
64
64
8K
4/4
10
22 × 12-bit, 5 S/H
2
4
2/2/2
0
dsPIC33EP64GS505
48
64
8K
4/4
10
19 × 12-bit, 5 S/H
2
4
2/2/2
0
dsPIC33FJ16GS504
44
16
2K
2/2
8
12 × 10-bit, 6 S/H
0
4
1/1/1
0
dsPIC33EP32GS504
44
32
4K
4/4
10
19 × 12-bit, 5 S/H
2
4
2/2/2
0
dsPIC33FJ09GS302
28/36
9
1K
1/1
6
8 × 10-bit, 3 S/H
0
2
1/1/1
0
dsPIC33EP64GS502
28
64
8K
4/4
10
12 × 12-bit, 5 S/H
2
4
2/2/2
0
dsPIC33EP32GS202
28
16
2K
1/1
6
12 × 12-bit, 3 S/H
2
2
1/1/1
0
dsPIC33FJ06GS001
18/20
6
256
0/0
4
6 × 10-bit, 2 S/H
0
2
0/1/0
0
12
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
www.microchip.com/power
Digital Power and Lighting Reference Designs
and Development Boards
Reference Designs
Platinum Rated 720 W AC/DC Reference Design
This reference design demonstrates the
flexibility of dsPIC DSCs in Switch Mode
Power Supplies. This reference design has
a peak efficiency of 94.1% and achieves
the ENERGY STAR® CSCI Platinum
Level. It features a 2-phase interleaved
power factor correction boost converter followed by a
2-phase interleaved two-switch forward converter with
synchronous rectification.
Quarter Brick DC/DC Converter Reference Design
This reference design provides
an easy method to evaluate the
performance and features of SMPS
DSCs in high-density quarter brick
DC-DC converters.
DC/DC LLC Resonant Converter Reference Design
This reference design operates over a
wide input voltage range (350–420V DC)
with a nominal input of 400V, providing
a 12V DC output while maintaining
high-voltage isolation between the
primary and secondary. This reference
design is implemented using a single dsPIC33F “GS”
digital power DSC that provides full digital control of the
power conversion and system management functions.
Digital Power Interleaved PFC Reference Design
This reference design provides an easy
method to evaluate the power and
features of the SMPS dsPIC DSCs for
IPFC applications. It features a universal
input voltage range and produces a
single high-voltage DC output up to 350 W with low Total
Harmonid Distortion (THD) of the input current.
Digital Pure Sine Wave Uninterruptible Power Supply
(UPS) Reference Design
This reference design demonstrates how
digital power techniques applied to UPS
applications enable easy modifications
through software and allow for the use
of smaller magnetics, higher efficiency
and reduction in audible and electrical noise via a purer
sine-wave output, USB communication and reduce cost.
Grid Connected Solar Micro Inverter
Reference Design
This reference design demonstrates
maximum power point tracking for PV
panel voltages between 20–45V DC
and has a maximum output power of
215 W. High efficiency is achieved by implementing a novel
interleaved active-clamp flyback topology with Zero Voltage
Switching (ZVS).
Development Boards
MPLAB Starter Kit for Digital Power (DM330017-2)
This kit uses the
dsPIC33EP64GS502 DSC to
implement a buck converter and
a boost converter. Each converter
can drive its on-board MOSFET
controlled resistive load or an external load. The board has
an LCD display for voltage, current, temperature and fault
conditions, and an integrated programmer/debugger, all
powered by the included 9V power supply.
Digital LED Lighting Development Kit (DM330014)
The LED lighting development kit
enables designers to quickly leverage
the capabilities and performance of the
dsPIC33 “GS” DSCs to create a 100%
digitally controlled ballast function, while
including advanced features such as
dimming and color hue control. The dsPIC33 “GS” devices
can support an entire system implementation for LED
lighting products, including power-conversion circuits, such
as AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC conversion, along with function
such as Power Factor Corrections (PFC).
Tools and Libraries
Digital Compensator Design Tool (DCDT)
Use this free MPLAB X IDE plug-in to calculate optimum
compensator coefficients for maximum performance, with
support for five common compensator types. Use this
plug-in to analyze system response as well as stability.
SMPS Compensator Library
Optimized functions for the dsPIC33 family of DSCs
implementing common compensator algorithms such as
2P2Z, 3P3Z and PID. These library functions are designed
to be used within an application framework for realizing an
efficient and flexible way of implementing the control of an
SMPS application.
The above tools can be downloaded from
www.microchip.com/dsPIC33EP-GS.
Additional information for all reference designs is available
at www.microchip.com/power.
www.microchip.com/power
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Easing System Level Integration
Robust 3V Operation
With operating voltages as low as 1.8V and up to 3.6V,
PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33 DSCs ensure robust operation
such as:
■ POR/BOR/Watchdog Timer (WDT)
■ Support for temperatures up to 150°C
■ AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualification for automotive
applications
Enhanced Robustness with 5V Operation
Microchip’s PIC24 MCU and dsPIC33 DSC portfolios
include some families that operate up to 5V for increased
noise immunity and robustness. Devices with 5V operation
provide more dynamic range for signals and improved
sensitivity. The 5V devices include additional features to
ensure robust operation such as:
■ Backup system oscillator
■ Windowed watchdog timer (WWDT)
■ PWM with fault detection
■ Support for temperatures up to 150°C
■ AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualification for
automotive applications
Families with 5V Operation
dsPIC33 “EV” DSC Family
Flash
Pins
32–256 KB
28–64
8–32 KB
20–44
PIC24F “KM” and “KA” MCU Family
Extreme Temperatures and
AEC-Q100 Qualification
Many devices are also rated for operation up to 125°C
or 150°C ambient temperature for the most extreme
automotive and industrial applications, including AEC-Q100
Grade 0 qualification.
Many target applications require operation in extreme
environmental conditions. PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33 DSCs
have options for standard (85°C), extended temperature
(125°C) and even high temperature up to 150°C.
For automotive applications, our products support AECQ100 Grade 0 level qualification for 150°C support,
especially helpful for under-the-hood systems. Fore more
information, visit www.microchip.com/hightemp.
Temperature Ranges
Range
Part Number Suffix
Standard
−40 to 85°C
-I
Extended
−40 to 125°C
-E
High
−40 to 150°C
-H
14
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
Safety Critical Applications and
Class B Certification
PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33 DSCs include integrated safety
features to ease implementation of IEC 60830 compliance
for Class B safety.
The CRC provides a memory integrity check and many
devices also include memory error correction. For example,
dsPIC33 devices with Error-Correcting Code (ECC) include
2-bit error detection and single-bit error correction for
enhanced reliability, completely transparent and real-time
implementation.
The memory also has read/write protection capability
to protect sections of memory from code flow changes
or interrupt vectors. You can establish zones that have
different permissions, and you can define secure areas
that should not be entered without the proper permissions.
Products include a backup system oscillator for system
redundancy as well as clock-fail detection. Features such
as a windowed watchdog timer will detect and reset the
MCU in event of code execution error, with a dedicated
clock source independent of they system clock. A DeadMan Timer (DMT), clocked from the main system clock,
detects out of sequence execution. The PWMs include
fault detection features and the CPU includes trap
instructions and illegal opcode detection.
The certified Class B software stack helps to simplify
IEC 60830 regulatory compliance. This library routines
integrate into the MCU application to test and verify the
critical functionalities without affecting the end application.
For more information, visit www.microchip.com/classb.
Robust Package Options for IPC-9592B
Some dsPIC33 “GS” devices are available with robust
package options to help with operation in extremely
noise environments. These packages make it easier to
achieve IPC-9592B qualification. Options include a 28-pin
µQFN (4 × 4 mm) or 28-pin µQFN (6 × 6 mm). These
package options are designed to withstand temperature
cycling as defined in IPC-9592B with over 700 cycles of
−40°C/+125°C on thick high-layer count PCBs.
www.microchip.com/hightemp
www.microchip.com/classb
Development and Evaluation Tools
A variety of hardware development boards are available for the PIC24 and dsPIC33 products, enabling you to shorten your
design cycle and quickly develop prototypes. These boards are designed to allow easy connectivity to an MPLAB ICD 3
In-Circuit Debugger, MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator or MPLAB PM3 device programmer. Many also include integrated
debugger and programmers. When combined with the MPLAB X IDE and the MPLAB XC16 Compiler, these development boards
and starter kits allow you to quickly gain knowledge and experience using Microchip’s 16-bit MCU and dsPIC DSC products.
Photo
Tool
Part Number
Description
Explorer 16
Development Board
DM240001
DM240002
This development board offers an flexible way to evaluate the PIC24 MCU and dsPIC33
DSC families with modular PIMs to support various product families and a wide range of
application daughter cards. Features on the Explorer 16 Board include:
■ Processor PIMs
• DM240001: Includes 100-pin PIMs PIC24FJ128GA010 and dsPIC33FJ256GP710
• DM240002: Includes 44-pin PIMs PIC24FJ64GA004 and dsPIC33FJ32GP204
• Many other processor PIMs available for easy device evaluation
■ PICtail Plus connector for expansion daughter boards
• Provide expansion for application-specific hardware
• Allow for the easy evaluation of software libraries
• Including USB, CAN, IrDA®, speech playback, graphics, Ethernet, ZigBee®,
Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth®
■ Full documentation at www.microchip.com/explorer16
Microsticks
DM330013-2
DM240013-1
DM240013-2
Microsticks are USB-powered and include an on-board debugger/programmer. The boards
are fully supported by MPLAB® X IDE and provide easy plug in to a standard breadboard with
access to device signals for prototyping. The Microstick II works with all 28-pin PIC24FJ and
dsPIC33EP families Microstick for 3V PIC24F K-series works with the PIC24F “KA” and “KL”
families. Microstick for 5V PIC24F K-series works with the PIC24F “KM” family.
DM240015
This starter kit features the PIC24FJ128GC010 family with advanced integrated analog
peripherals. The board includes an analog header, allowing clean signals to be accessed for
easy prototyping The board also includes sensors for light, touch and temperature as well
as USB, potentiometer, microphone and headphone interface. Comprehensive demos are
included as well as integrated programmer and debugger.
DM240311
This board is designed as a true platform for low power development, featuring the
PIC24F16KA102, supporting other PIC24 XLP devices in 20- or 28-pin packages. It includes
current measurement terminals for board or device level measurements and PICtail interface
for expansion boards such as low-power wireless, SD/MMC, speech playback and more. The
board is powered from AAA batteries, CR2032, energy harvesting, USB or a 9V supply.
LCD Explorer
Development Board
DM240314
This development board supports 100-pin PIC® MCUs with eight common segmented
LCD drivers. It ships with the PIC24FJ128GA310 and other families can be evaluated
with different processor PIMs. In addition to the display, the board includes a PICtail Plus
connector for daughter cards. It can be powered from USB, battery or 9V power supply, and
includes VBAT battery back-up.
dsPIC33EV 5V
CAN-LIN Starter Kit
DM330018
This USB-powered starter kit features the dsPIC33EV256GM106 with connections for CAN,
LIN and SENT, as well as integrated programmer and debugger.
DM330012
This starter kit includes integrated programmer and debugger and expansion capability
with the Multimedia Expansion Board or I/O Expansion Board. It comes with preloaded
demonstration software to allow you to explore the features of the dsPIC33E DSC family
including USB communication.
DM330015
This board includes a small 3-phase BLDC motor driven by dsPIC33FJ16MC102 motor
control device and integrated programmer and debugger, powered by 9V power supply. This
is a low-cost way to evaluate the motor control features on the dsPIC33 family and comes
with full source code based on Application Note AN1160: Sensorless BLCD Control with
Back-EMF Filtering Using a Majority Function.
DM330017-2
This board includes the dsPIC33EP64GS502 digital power conversion device to implement
a DC/DC synchronous buck converter power stage and boost converter power stage. Each
power stage includes a MOSFET controlled 5 W resistive load. The board includes a display
for voltage, current, temperature and fault conditions and integrated programmer and
debugger, all powered by 9V power supply.
DM240312
This graphics development board is for developing colorful graphics displays with the
PIC24FJ256DA210 family. The board includes touch pads, USB and a PICtail Plus connector
for daughter cards. Match this board with your desired display size; it easily connects to the
3.2" Truly TFT Display (AC164127-4) or 4.3" Powertip TFT Display (AC164127-6) or Display
Prototype Board (AC164139).
Intelligent Analog
PIC24 Starter Kit
XLP 16-bit
Development Board
dsPIC33E USB
Starter Kit
Motor Control
Starter Kit
Digital Power
Starter Kit
Graphics
PIC24FJ256DA210
Development Board
www.microchip.com/lowpowercrypto
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15
Software Libraries and Tools
Many software libraries, code examples and application notes are available to support the PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC33
DSCs. The table below includes some of the most popular software libraries and tools that help you jump start your
application development.
Software
Description
Location
Microchip Libraries for
Applications (MLA)
MLA includes source code, drivers, demos, documentation and utilities. All PIC24 MCUs and
dsPIC33 DSCs are supported.
■■ USB – including device, host and OTG support
■■ Graphics – including pre-made graphics objects, fonts, languages, images and
display drivers
■■ File I/O Memory Disk Drive – transfer portable memory devices between and embedded
system and a personal computer
■■ Crypto Software – including AES, DES, 3DES, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2
■■ Smart Card
■■ MiWi™ Wireless Networking Protocol
■■ TCP-IP for Wi-Fi®
Legacy versions of MLA are achieved and also include support for TCP/IP with Ethernet,
touch or accessory framework for Android™.
www.microchip.com/mla
16-bit CPU
Self-Test Library
The 16-bit CPU Self-Test Library allows you to verify during run-time, that all CPU core
features are functioning correctly.
www.microchip.com/libraries
Bootloaders
Several application notes and code examples exist to help with your bootloader applications.
■■ AN1094 describes UART-based bootloader with command line interface for dsPIC30F,
dsPIC33F and PIC24FJ and PIC24H
■■ AN1157 describes PIC24F family and includes a GUI for quick programming
■■ CE417 code example for dsPIC33EP with aux Flash
■■ USB bootloader included in the MLA USB stack
AN1094
AN1157
CE417
Class B Safety
Software Library
Microchip has developed a library of low-level software routines that simplify meeting IEC
60730 requirements for Class B safety. Includes CPU register test, program counter test,
variable memory test, Flash memory test and clock test. Certified by VBE.
www.microchip.com/classB
AN1778
Code Examples
Hundred of code examples are ready to help you set-up peripherals and functions, sorted by
product family:
■■ PIC24E and dsPIC33E code examples = CE4XX
■■ PIC24F code examples = CE3XX
■■ PIC24H code examples = CE2XX
■■ dsPIC33F code examples = CE1XX
■■ dsPIC30 code examples = CE0XX
www.microchip.com/codeexamples
Data EEPROM Emulation
For devices that do not have on-chip EEPROM, this algorithm increases endurance when
emulating EEPROM with an on-chip Flash memory.
AN1095
Digital Filter Design
The Digital Filter Design Tool makes designing and analyzing FIR and IIR filters easy. When
the user enters frequency specifications, the tool automatically generates the filter code and
coefficients. Graphical output windows provide the desired filter’s characteristics.
www.microchip.com/SW300001
Digital Power
Several software libraries and tools are available for digital power applications.
■■ Includes Digital Power Compensator Libraries, optimized for use with dsPIC33 “GS” devices
■■ Digital Compensator Design Tool helps calculate compensator coefficients for
maximum performance
■■ PMBus™ stack implements the PMBus protocol over I2C™ communication interface
www.microchip.com/power
dsPICworks
Data Analysis
dsPICworks Data Analysis allows you to evaluate and analyze DSP algorithms in both time
and frequency domains. Includes signal generation and DSP functions such as FFT or DCT.
www.microchip.com/SW300021
Embedded Code Source
Embedded Code Source is a collection of code, tools and utilities from Microchip and third
party developers to help speed your design.
www.embeddedcodesource.com
Fixed Point Math Library
for PIC24 MCUs and
dsPIC® DSCs
This software library provides a set of speed-optimized functions for the most common digital
signal processing applications. The I/Q math library includes over 65 general-purpose functions
composed of 28 functions support Q15 math and 37 functions supporting Q16 math.
www.microchip.com/libraries
Floating Point Math
Library for PIC24 MCUs
and dsPIC DSCs
The IEE-74-Compliant Floating Point Math Library is the compiled version of the math library
that is distributed with the XC16 Compiler. It contains advanced single- and double-precision
floating-point arithmetic and trigonometric functions from the standard C header file <math.h>.
www.microchip.com/libraries
Motor Control
This library includes the Motor Control Library for 3-phase control as well as MATLAB
Simulink® Blockset and motor models, tuning guides, application notes and code examples.
www.microchip.com/motor
XLP Battery
Life Estimator
This library estimates average current consumption and battery life. The utility allows users
to select the target device, battery type, the application’s operating conditions (such as
voltage and temperature) and model the active and power-down times for their applications.
www.microchip.com/xlp
16
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
Microchip’s Development Ecosystem
MPLAB X Integrated Development
Environment (IDE)
MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC)
Universal and Integrated Tool Set
MPLAB X IDE is a single, universal graphical user interface
for Microchip and third party software and hardware
development tools. It is the industry’s only IDE to support
an entire portfolio of 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC MCUs,
dsPIC DSCs and memory devices.
Powerful Yet User-Friendly Interface
With complete project management, visual call graphs,
a configurable watch window and a feature-rich editor
that includes code-completion, context menus and a task
navigator, MPLAB X IDE is flexible and friendly enough for
new users.
Open-Source Platform
Based on the NetBeans™ Platform, MPLAB X IDE supports
a host of free software components and plug-ins from the
NetBeans community for high-performance application
development customized to your needs.
Cross-Platform
Using MPLAB X IDE, users can run their favorite toolset
and develop their next embedded application on
Windows®, Linux®or Mac OS® X.
MPLAB XC16 Compiler for PIC24 MCUs and
dsPIC DSCs
The MPLAB XC16 Compiler includes a complete ANSI C
standard library, including string manipulation, dynamic
memory allocation, data conversion, timekeeping and
math libraries. The compiler has a powerful code optimizer.
Other 16-bit MCU compilers generate as much as 165%
larger code for the same application.
The assembler comes with the MPLAB XC Compiler and
may be used with the compiler or as an assembler. It is
a full-featured macro assembler. User defined macros,
conditional assembly and a variety of assembler directives
make the assembler a powerful code generation tool.
MPLAB Code Configurator is a user-friendly plug-in that
seamlessly integrates with your existing MPLAB X IDE to
provide an easy setup and configuration experience with
your chosen PIC MCU.
MPLAB Code Configurator offers a simple graphical
representation of the selected PIC MCU and its on-chip
peripherals and allows you to quickly arrange hardware
peripherals into functional building blocks without an
in-depth setup of registers or flags. The tool also displays
package pins in both a graphical and tabular format, which
makes pin and I/O configuration as easy as a mouse click.
MPLAB Code Configurator generates function and
peripheral drivers in seamless, easy-to-understand C code
for ultimate flexibility and portability. Its ease of use will
help significantly reduce your software development time
and get your product to market quicker.
Flexible
You can use it for simple configuration of your
microcontroller in-system or to create complex functions
with groups of integrated peripherals. Many PIC MCUs
and their peripherals are supported, with new ones
added regularly.
Intelligent
It can alert you of a potential pin or function conflict. It
creates efficient code with a small memory footprint.
Easy to Use
Intuitive graphical user interface provides a visual
representation of your selected PIC MCU, with an “aerial
view” of the package. Pin selection and configuration is
done via mouse click.
Saves Time
MPLAB Code Configurator generates simple, clearly
documented APIs without the hassle of register-level
setup. Its C code output can be easily modified for
quick platform-level development. MCC is available
as a plug-in for the free MPLAB X IDE. Learn more at
www.microchip.com/MCC.
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
17
Compare 16-bit Families
Features
PIC24 “F”
PIC24 Families
PIC24 “H”
PIC24 “E”
dsPIC33 “F”
dsPIC® DSC Families
dsPIC33 “EP”
dsPIC33”EV”
Low cost, lowest
power, general
purpose
High performance,
general purpose
High performance,
general purpose
and motor control
16-bit DSCs:
General Purpose
High performance
and integrated
op amps
5V operation, enhanced
noise immunity and
robustness in harsh
environments
MIPS
16 MIPS
40 MIPS
70 MIPS
50 MIPS
70 MIPS
70 MIPS
Pins
14–100
18–100
28–144
18–100
28–144
28–64
Flash Memory (KB)
4–256
12–256
32–512
6–256
16–512
64–256
SRAM (KB)
Description
System Level
0.5–96
1–16
4–53
0.25–30
2.–53
8–16
DMA
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
BOR, LVD, POR, WDT
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Windowed WDT
–
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Deadman Timer (DMT)
–
–
–
–
–
ü
RTCC - Clock, Calendar, Alarm
ü
–
ü
ü
–
–
CRC - Flash, RAM and SFR
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
–
Class B Features
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
16-bit and 32-bit Timers
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Input Capture
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Output Compare
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
16-bit PWM
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Multiple-Output Capture Compare
PWM (MCCP) and Single-Outputs CCP
(SCCP)
ü
–
–
–
–
–
ADC
10-bit @ 500 ksps
12-bit @ 200 ksps
16-bit Delta-Sigma
12-bit @ 10 Msps
10-bit @ 1100 ksps
12-bit @ 500 ksps
10-bit @ 1100 ksps
12-bit @ 500 ksps
10-bit @ 1100 ksps
12-bit @ 500 ksps
10-bit @ 2 Msps
10-bit @ 1100 ksps
12-bit @ 500 ksps
12-bit @ 3.25 Msps
10-bit @ 1100 ksps
12-bit @ 500 ksps
DAC
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Comparators
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Op Amps
ü
–
ü
–
ü
ü
Charge Time Measurement Unit
(CTMU)
ü
–
ü
ü
ü
ü
Crypto Engine with 256 b AES
ü
–
–
–
–
–
Configurable Logic Cells (CLC)
ü
–
–
–
–
–
Peripheral Trigger Generator (PTG)
–
–
ü
–
ü
–
Motor Control PWM with Flexible Modes
ü
–
ü
ü
ü
ü
Quadrature Encoder Interface (QEI)
–
–
ü
ü
ü
–
ADCs with Multi-Million Samples Per
Second
–
–
–
ü
ü
–
Power Conversion PWM with 1 ns
Resolution
–
–
–
ü
ü
–
Timers/PWMs
Intelligent Analog
Core Independent Peripherals (CIP)
Motor Control
Digital Power
Low Power
eXtreme Low Power (XLP)
ü
–
–
–
–
–
Vbat
ü
–
–
–
–
–
UART with LIN and IrDA®
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
SPI
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
I2C™
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
USB - Device, Host, OTG
ü
–
ü
–
ü
–
CAN
–
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Peripheral Pin Select (PPS)
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
Parallel Master Port (PMP)
ü
ü
ü
ü
ü
–
Segmented LCD Driver
ü
–
–
–
–
–
Graphical Display Driver
ü
–
–
–
–
–
Communications
Displays
18
16-bit Embedded Control Solutions
16-bit Packages
20-lead QFN (MQ)
5 × 5 × 0.9 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
28-lead QFN (MQ)
5 × 5 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
28-lead QFN (MM & ML)
6 × 6 × 0.9 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
20-lead SSOP (SS)
7.2 × 5.3 × 1.85 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
28-lead SSOP (SS)
10.2 × 5.3 × 2 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
28-lead UQFN (M6)
4 × 4 × 0.55 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.4 mm)
80-lead TQFP (PF)
14 × 14 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
64-lead TQFP (PT)
10 × 10 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.5 mm)
18-lead SOIC (SO)
11.53 × 7.5 × 2.31 mm
(Lead Pitch: 1.27 mm)
14-lead PDIP (P)
19 × 6.35 × 3.3 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.1 inches)
18-lead PDIP (P)
22.81 × 7.95 × 3.3 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.1 inches)
20-lead PDIP (P)
26.24 × 7.87 × 3.3 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.1 inches)
100-lead TQFP (PF)
14 × 14 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.5 mm)
80-lead TQFP (PT)
12 × 12 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.5 mm)
28-lead SPDIP (SP)
34.67 × 7.87 × 3.3 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.1 inches)
20-lead SOIC (SO)
12.80 × 7.5 × 2.31 mm
(Lead Pitch: 1.27 mm)
144-lead TQFP (PH)
16 × 16 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.4 mm)
28-lead UQFN (MX)
6 × 6 × 0.5 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.4 mm)
48-lead UQFN (MV)
6 × 6 × 0.5 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.4 mm)
64-lead TQFP (PF)
14 × 14 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.8 mm)
48-lead TQFP (PT)
7 × 7 × 0.12 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.5 mm)
14-lead TSSOP (ST)
5.0 × 4.4 × 1.2 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
44-lead QFN (ML)
8 × 8 × 0.65 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.65 mm)
64-lead QFN (MR)
9 × 9 × 0.5 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.5 mm)
44-lead TQFP (PT)
10 × 10 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.8 mm)
28-lead SOIC (SO)
17.88 × 7.5 × 2.31 mm
(Lead Pitch: 1.27 mm)
100-lead TQFP (PT)
12 × 12 × 1 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.4 mm)
40-lead PDIP (P)
52.27 × 15.24 × 3.81 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.1 inches)
Die/Wafer
(WLCSP)
121-ball BGA (BG)
10 × 10 × 0.8 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.8 mm)
144-lead LQFP (PL)
20 × 20 × 1.4 mm
(Lead Pitch: 0.5 mm)
For more information about chipscale packaging options, please visit www.microchip.com/packaging.
Microchip Quick Web Links
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www.microchip.com/16bit
Advanced Part Selector
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Application Notes
www.microchip.com/applicationnotes
Class B Safety Software
www.microchip.com/classb
Connectivity
www.microchip.com/connectivity
Datasheet Finder Tool
www.microchip.com/datasheets
Digital Power
www.microchip.com/power
eXtreme Low Power
www.microchip.com/xlp
Graphics
www.microchip.com/graphics
Hardware Crypto Engine
www.microchip.com/lowpowercrypto
High Temperature
www.microchip.com/hightemp
Intelligent Analog
www.microchip.com/intelligentanalog
Motor Control
www.microchip.com/motor
MPLAB Code Configurator
www.microchip.com/mcc
Segmented Displays
www.microchip.com/LCD
Software Libraries
www.microchip.com/libraries
Touch Sensing
www.microchip.com/mtouch
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