Dual Motor Control Made Easy with dsPIC33E DSCs

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Dual Motor Control Made Easy with dsPIC33E DSCs

Microchip's dsPIC33E family of digital signal controllers (DSCs) features a 70 MIPS dsPIC® DSC core with integrated DSP and enhanced on-chip peripherals. These DSCs enable the design of high-performance, precision motor control systems that are more energy efficient, quieter in operation, have a greater range and extended life. They can be used to control brushless DC, permanent magnet synchronous, AC induction, and stepper motors. These devices are also ideal for high-performance general-purpose applications.

Microchip recently expanded their dsPIC DSC portfolio to add higher levels of integration for motor control applications. The new family of DSCs enables 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. With this level of integration, 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.

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Motor Control and Drive Brochure

  • Support for dual motor control
    • 12 motor control PWM
    • 8/8 IC/OC/PWM
  • Increased analog functionality
    • Dual ADCs with up to 49 channels
    • 4 Op-amps
  • Improves scalability for existing dsPIC33E products
    • Up to 512 KB flash and 48 KB of RAM
    • Up to 2 CAN modules
    • More serial ports - 4 UARTs - 3 SPIs
    • PTG - peripheral trigger generator - programmable sequencer
  • Appliance
    • Air conditioner
    • Washing machines
    • Dishwashers
    • Refrigerators
  • Industrial
    • Printers
    • Lathes
    • Embroidery machines
    • CNC machines
  • Automotive
    • Cooling fans
    • Fuel pumps
    • Water pumps
    • Sensors