Chandler, Ariz.Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC) portfolio for digital power-conversion applications.
Microchip's 16-bit dsPIC33F 'GS' Series DSCs provide up to four times the memory, compared to Microchip's existing SMPS & Digital Power Conversion families. Additionally, these flexible DSCs can be configured for a variety of topologies, giving power-supply designers freedom to optimize for specific product applications.
The expanded dsPIC33F 'GS' family supports applications such as induction cooking, uninterruptable power supplies, solar and pure sine-wave inverters, intelligent battery chargers, power factor correction, HID lighting, fluorescent lighting, LED lighting, and AC-DC and DC-DC power converters.
Microchip's 16-bit dsPIC33F 'GS' Series DSCs provide on-chip peripherals specifically designed for high-performance, digital power supplies. On-chip digital power peripherals include high-speed PWMs, ADCs and analog comparators.
The eight new DSCs offer up to 18 channels of Pulse-Width-Modulators (PWMs) with 1 nanosecond resolution, enabling an unprecedented number of completely independent digital control loops. Implementing high-speed, precision digital control loops for digital power conversion applications requires a high-performance DSP engine, along with specialized digital power peripherals.
The eight new dsPIC33F 'GS' series digital-power DSCs enable digital control loops with 12 to 18 high-speed, 1 nanosecond (ns) resolution PWMs and one or two 10-bit, on-chip ADCs, providing 2 to 4 Million samples per second (MSPS) for low latency and high-resolution control. They range from 64 to 100 pins and 32 to 64 KB Flash memory. These DSCs feature interactive peripherals that both minimize the intervention of the processor and are able to handle the real-time needs of high-speed current-mode control.
The dsPIC33F "GS" series DSCs are supported by the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment, MPLAB C Compiler for dsPIC DSCs, MPLAB SIM 30 Software Simulator, MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger and MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulation System.
The dsPIC33FJ32GS406, dsPIC33FJ64GS406, dsPIC33FJ32GS606 and dsPIC33FJ64GS606 are available in 64-pin TQFP and 9x9 mm QFN packages. The dsPIC33FJ32GS608 and dsPIC33FJ64GS608 are available in an 80-pin TQFP package. The dsPIC33FJ32GS610 and dsPIC33FJ64GS610 are available in a 100-pin TQFP package
Pricing: Starts at $2.93 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Samples; production quantities.
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Microchip Technology Inc., www.microchip.com