Device Blocks Provide Complete, Model-Based Control of Most dsPIC®
DSC On-Chip Peripherals for Applications Like Motor Control; Unlimited
Free Version for 7 Pins or Less
The need for energy efficiency is driving complex motor-control designs that utilize sensorless control technology and closed-loop algorithms. These sophisticated signal-processing applications require both high-level math abstraction and low-level programming knowledge. The ability to easily design complex algorithms using tools such as Simulink, instead of hand coding, speeds time to market. Microchip’s MPLAB Device Blocks for Simulink enable designers to go back and forth from simulation to real hardware test quickly, without the burden of low-level programming tasks.
“With motor-control applications becoming more and more complicated, the use of model-based design is a must,” said
Microchip’s Device Blocks provide complete, model-based control of most dsPIC DSC on-chip peripherals for greater flexibility and higher utilization, including digital I/Os, ADCs, PWMs, change notifications, output compares, input captures, quadrature encoder interfaces, interrupts and resets, as well as communication interfaces such as I2C™, SPI and UARTs. Additionally, designers can monitor, tune and log their algorithms and applications in real time, via a GUI.
The Device Blocks are also simple to set up and one configuration can be used across all dsPIC DSCs, which enables easy in-process design changes and seamless migration. Target configuration blocks include Master Block, Simulink Reset Config, Compiler Option and Data Sheet. The Device Blocks’ facility to invoke dsPIC3X dedicated functions written in C, via a C function-call block, allows designers to write less code by utilizing many of Microchip’s numerous application, algorithm and operation libraries directly from a Simulink model.
Pricing and Availability
The PRO and Free editions of Microchip’s MPLAB Device Blocks for SimulinkVersion 3.30 are available for download today, from http://www.microchip.com/get/W15M. The PRO edition (part # SW007023) costs
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