dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board

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dsPIC33CH Curiosity Development Board

The DM330028-2 Curiosity development board from Microchip Technology is a cost-effective, fully integrated 16-bit development platform targeted at first-time users, Makers, and those seeking a feature-rich rapid prototyping board. Designed from the ground up to take full advantage of Microchip's MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE, the board includes an integrated programmer/debugger and requires no additional hardware, making it a perfect starting point to explore dsPIC33CH dual core family.

System developers designing high-end embedded control applications with multiple software teams can benefit from a new family with two dsPIC® DSC cores in a single chip enabling easier software integration. The dsPIC33CH has one core that is a master, while the other is a slave. The slave core is for executing dedicated, time-critical control code while the master core is busy running the user interface, system monitoring, and communications functions customized for the end application. The board is designed to facilitate independent code development for each core by separate design teams while enabling seamless integration when they are later brought together in one chip. It is optimized for high-performance digital power, motor control, and other applications requiring sophisticated algorithms. This includes applications such as wireless power, server power supplies, drones, and automotive sensors. Visit MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) support for dual-core devices to learn more about how to set up dual-core devices in MCC.

  • dsPIC33CH512MP508 dual-core 16-bit DSC target device
  • Integrated PICkit™ on-board (PKOB) programmer/debugger
  • 2x mikroBUS™ interfaces for hardware expansion, compatible with a wide range of existing click boards™ from MikroElektronika
  • 1x Red/green/blue (RGB) LED
  • 2x General purpose red indicator LEDs
  • 3x General purpose pushbuttons
  • 1x MCLR reset pushbutton
  • 10 k potentiometer
  • General purpose through-hole and SMT prototyping area
  • Galvanically isolated USB-UART interface capable of up to 460,800 baud
  • Female, 100 mil pitch, I/O pin access headers for probing and connecting to all target microcontroller GPIO pins
  • Configurable switch mode power supply (SMPS) test circuit that can be operated in buck, boost, or buck-boost modes, using either voltage mode or peak current mode control
  • SMPS output voltage screw terminal
  • Configurable SMPS load step transient generator