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Microchip Expands Low-Cost DsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers And PIC24F Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a new addition to the 16-bit PIC ® microcontroller (MCU) and dsPIC ® Digital Signal Controller (DSC) portfolios with the cost-effective dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family, which offers up to 32 KB Flash, 16 MIPS of performance, and small pin outs for cost-sensitive motor control, consumer, medical and industrial applications.

The dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family delivers a low-cost 16-bit solution with powerful peripherals in packages ranging from 18 to 44 pins. Using a dsPIC DSC to digitally control a motor enables several industry-leading features, including greater energy efficiency, sensorless operation and more precise control. The dsPIC33FJ32MC104, with its low-cost and integrated DSP capabilities along with on-chip and advanced motor control peripherals, enables sensorless BLDC motor control in cost-sensitive applications, such as power tools and high-end toys. The dsPIC33FJ32M104 is an excellent solution for customers working on low-cost motor control applications by providing a higher performance with the 16-bit dsPIC core at low cost.

“The dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family was developed for cost-sensitive motor control, consumer, medical and industrial applications that require up to 16 MIPS performance with an optional DSP engine,” said Mitch Obolsky, vice president of Microchip’s MCU16 Division. “The family provides a perfect combination of performance, memory, flexible peripherals and small packages for such cost sensitive applications.”

Development Support

The dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family is supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The dsPIC33FJ32MC104 also comes with a Plug-In Module (PIM), MA330032 , that is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the dsPIC33FJ32MC104 motor control device using the dsPICDEM MCLV-2 Development Board (DM330021-2) and dsPICDEM MCHV-2 Development Board (DM330023-2). It is also compatible with the dsPICDEM MCLV Development Board (DM330021) and dsPICDEM MCHV Development Board (DM330023).

Pricing & Availability

The dsPIC33FJ32MC101, dsPIC33FJ32GP101 and PIC24FJ32MC101 devices are offered in 20-pin SOIC and PDIP packages. The dsPIC33FJ32MC102, dsPIC33FJ32GP102 and PIC24FJ32MC102 devices are offered in 28-pin SOIC, SSOP, QFN packages, as well as a 36-pin VTLA package. The dsPIC33FJ32MC104, dsPIC33FJ32GP104 and PIC24FJ32MC104 are offered in 44-pin TQFP, VTLA and QFN packages. All the devices are available today for sampling and volume production, starting at $1.71 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

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