Microchip Technology’s dsPIC30F5015 and dsPIC30F5016 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs) offer speeds of 30 MIPS, self-programming capabilities via Flash memory, and industrial and extended temperature ranges. The DSCs feature an advanced pulse width modulator (PWM) designed for motor-control and lighting applications; an associated 1-MSPS 10-bit A-D converter; 66 kbytes of Flash program memory; and full-speed operation using an internal oscillator that needs no crystal.Microchip's dsPIC DSCs combine the performance of a 16-bit Flash microcontroller with the computation and throughput capabilities of a digital signal processor (DSP). The dsPIC30F5015 and dsPIC30F5016 operate from 2.5 V to 5.5 V, which is valuable for analog noise immunity or minimizing voltage-translation logic. Additional key features include 2 kbytes of SRAM, four standard PWMs and an 8-output PWM.
The dsPIC30F5015 and dsPIC30F5016 are available today for general sampling and volume production in RoHS-compliant, 64- and 80-pin TQFP packages, respectively. Unit pricing in 10,000 quantities starts at $6.00 each for the dsPIC30F5015, and $6.47 each for the dsPIC30F5016.