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Industrial Control and Driver Solutions

PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC controllers contain innovative motor control PWM peripherals including complimentary waveforms and dedicated time-base. For applications that require variable speed with constant torque and field oriented control for greater efficiency, the high performance dsPIC core includes DSP instructions for more precise control.

The single-chip motor control and motor drive solutions enable simpler designs and decrease board space and are often used as companion chips with PIC microcontrollers for stepper motors.

Industrial Control and Driver Solutions

Motor / Motion Control / Automation

Development Kits

Development Kits

Microchip offers a number of development boards and advanced development tools which provide an easy and economical way to evaluate motor control applications. These tools work with Microchip's emulators and debuggers to download, program and debug application software.

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dsPIC® DSC Products

dsPIC® DSC Products

Advanced Motor Control often does not require a DSP but benefits greatly from the DSP resources found on the dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). For example, our sensorless field-oriented control algorithm makes use of the single cycle MAC with data saturation, zero overhead looping and barrel shifting to achieve stunning performance.

Features:

  • dsPIC33F/E DSC core
  • 40/70 MIPS, 3.3V
  • 12 KB to 536 KB Flash, 1 KB to 30 KB RAM
  • Dedicated time base with up to 8 motor control PWM outputs
  • Up to 2 quadrature encoder Interfaces
  • Up to 2 comparators with 20 nSec response time
  • Integrated Op Amps
  • Up to 16 channels, 10-bit resolution, 1.1 Msps high speed conversion rate
  • 12-bit A/D converter (up to 0.5 Msps operation)
  • Up to eight input capture, output compare, standard PWM channels
  • Communication peripherals including UART, SPI, I²C™ and CAN
  • 20-pin to 100-pin package options
  • Extended and high temp (125°C and 150°C)
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PIC10F

PIC10F

The 6-pin products of the PIC10F family offer the motor control designer an opportunity to use microcontrollers in applications that have historically been void of such devices. Whether it is cost or space constraints, PIC10F microcontrollers address these concerns by providing a pricing structure that makes them nearly disposable with form factors that can easily be implemented into the most space constrained designs. The ADC, comparator and timer peripherals found in the PIC10F device family can be used to provide a user interface for basic on/off control, speed control and other intelligent motor functions.

Features:

  • Up to 2 MIPS execution
  • x3 DFN or 6-pin SOT-23 package
  • Internal oscillator
  • Comparator
  • Internal 8-bit ADC
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PIC12F and PIC16F

PIC12F and PIC16F

The PIC12F and PIC16F product families have an 8-bit CPU that can operate at speeds up to 5 MIPS. Device variants in the PIC12F family have 8 pins, while PIC16F variants are offered in 14-pin through 64-pin packages. Some variants in the PIC16F family have one or more Enhanced Capture Compare PWM Peripheral (ECCP) modules. The ECCP module is optimized for controlling 1/2 bridge or H-bridge motor drive circuits. It can also be used to steer PWM control signals among 4 output pins for BLDC motor commutation or stepper motor control.

Features:

  • 4 ch. PWM 10-bit
  • 256 bytes of EEPROM data memory
  • Extended WDT
  • MPLAB® ICD 3 programming support or debugging support with optional header adapter
  • Precision internal oscillator-software selectable 8 MHz-32 KHz
  • nanoWatt Technology
  • Software selectable BOR
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PIC18F

PIC18F

The PIC18F product family also has an 8-bit CPU and offers extended performance over the PIC16F device family. The PIC18F device family can operate at speeds up to 12 MIPS and has a hardware multiplier for faster calculation of control algorithms. There are variants in the PIC18F family with specialized motor control peripherals, including a 3-phase motor control PWM peripheral and a quadrature encoder interface (QEI). Other PIC18F variants have the ECCP module found on the PIC16F device family. Source code developed for the PIC16F device family can be easily migrated to the PIC18F family. Devices with the motor control PWM module are well suited for variable speed 3-phase motor applications, while devices with the ECCP module are useful for brush DC and stepper motor applications.

Features:

  • Up to 12 MIPS execution speed with H/W multiplier
  • Motor control PWM module with up to 8 outputs
  • One or more ECCP modules
  • 8- or 10-bit ADC (with up to 200 ksps sample rate on (PIC18F)
  • Up to 3 internal comparators
  • Communication interfaces: USART, SPI, I²C™, CAN and USB
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Analog and Interface

Analog and Interface

Microchip offers a broad spectrum of analog products with a focus on power management, thermal management, linear, mixed-signal, safety and security solutions.

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Motor Driver

Motor Driver

Microchip offers dual full-bridge motor drivers to drive bipolar stepper motors, or bidirectional control of two DC motors. The wide operating voltage range and easy to design with microcontrollers (MCU) allows customer to quickly adopt them into applications, such as security camera, ticketing system, home appliances, etc.

Features:

  • Load voltage supply range: 10V to 40V
  • Output current up to 750mA (each bridge)
  • Internal fixed Toff time PWM current control
  • Built-in protection diodes
  • Internal thermal shutdown
  • Under-voltage lockout
  • LS-TTL compatible logic inputs with pull-up resistors
  • Low RON output resistance
  • Low quiescent current
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Connectivity

Development Kits

Development Kits

Microchip offers support for a variety of wired and wireless communication protocols, including peripheral devices and solutions that are integrated with a microcontroller or digital signal controller.

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Interface

Interface

Including CAN Interface, LIN Transceiver and USB products

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Wireless

Wireless

Microchip offers a broad portfolio of wireless solutions which are cost effective and very easy to implement. Depending on your application requirements, you can choose the product that fits your needs from our various transmitters, receivers, transceivers and agency certified modules for IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee®, Bluetooth®, ISM Band Sub-GHz and IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi®.

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