Microchip – The dsPIC33EV 5V CAN-LIN starter Kit features the dsPIC33EV256GM106 Digital Signal Controller (DSC).

Microchip’s dsPIC33EV family of digital signal controllers (DSCs) features a 5V 70 MIPS dsPIC® DSC core with enhanced on-chip features and is ideal for operating in harsh environments such as appliances and automotive applications.

The 5V dsPIC33EV family comes with rich peripheral integration which includes SENT, High Speed PWMs, OP Amps and Error Correcting Code Flash for increased reliability and safety. The dsPIC33EV family of devices enable the design of high-performance, precision motor control systems that are more energy efficient.

These devices are ideal for automotive applications and high-performance general  purpose applications.

The Starter Kit contains serial data ports for CAN, LIN and SENT, a self-contained USB programming/debug interface, and an expansion footprint for flexibility in application hardware development.  This board allows users to explore three popular automotive and industrial serial data formats (CAN, LIN and SENT).

The PICkit On-Board (PKOB) USB programmer and debugger allows simple programming without the need for an additional hardware interface. No other external tools are required to program the device.

The Starter Kit board is pre-programmed with a small application to demonstrate its functionality in its three serial automotive interfaces (CAN, LIN and SENT). The application can either operate as a Transmitter (Master) or as a Receiver (Slave), but not both at once.

The pre-programmed demo application for the Starter Kit can be easily modified to change its operation, or removed and replaced with your own hardware-appropriate application. To modify the application, develop new code, and/or program and debug the dsPIC33EV256GM106 DSC, you will need the latest versions of MPLAB X IDE (V2.10 or later) and MPLAB XC16 compiler (V1.23 or later).

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