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A look at a DsPIC30F4011 Development Board

by shedboy71

In this article we look at some new hardware that I recently purchased, in this case I was looking at the DsPic controllers. In this case we look at the  DsPIC30F4011

Lets have a look at the DsPIC30F4011 controller, here are some of the highlights that I picked out of the controller

  • High-Performance dsPIC30F core
    • C compiler optimized instruction set architecture
    • 24-bit wide instructions, 16-bit wide data path
    • Up to 30 MIPS operation
    • DSP Engine for math intensive operations
    • Modulo and Bit-Reversed Addressing modes
    • Two, 40-bit wide accumulators with optional saturation logic
    • 17-bit x 17-bit single cycle hardware fractional/ integer multiplier
    • Single cycle Multiply-Accumulate (MAC) operation
    • 40-stage Barrel Shifter
  • Operating Conditions
    • Wide operating voltage range (2.5V to 5.5V)
    • Industrial and Extended temperature ranges
  • Peripheral Features
    • High current sink/source I/O pins: 25 mA/25 mA
    • Optionally pair up 16-bit timers into 32-bit timer modules
    • 3-wire SPI™ modules (supports 4 Frame modes)
    • I2C™ module supports Multi-Master/Slave mode and 7-bit/10-bit addressing
    • Addressable UART modules with FIFO buffers
    • 1 CAN module, 2.0B compliant
  • Motor Control PWM Module Features
    • Motor Control PWM Module with Complementary or Independent Output modes
    • Edge and Center Aligned modes
    • Multiple duty cycle generators
    • Dedicated time base with 4 modes
    • Trigger for synchronized A/D conversions
  • Quadrature Encoder Interface Module Features
    • QEI with Phase A, Phase B and Index Pulse input
    • 16-bit up/down position counter
    • Position Measurement (x2 and x4) mode
    • Programmable digital noise filters on inputs
    • Alternate 16-bit Timer/Counter mode
    • Interrupt on position counter rollover/underflow
  • Analog Features
    • 10-bit 1 Msps Analog-to-Digital Converter (A/D)
    • A/D Conversion available during Sleep and Idle
    • 4 Sample/Hold Channels
    • Multiple Conversion Sequencing Options
  • Special Microcontroller Features
    • Enhanced Flash program memory with 10,000 erase/write cycle (min.) for industrial temperature range, 100K (typical)
    • Data EEPROM memory with 100,000 erase/write cycle (min.) for industrial temperature range, 1M (typical)
    • Self-reprogrammable under software control
    • Power-on Reset (POR), Power-up Timer (PWRT) and Oscillator Start-up Timer (OST)
    • Flexible Watchdog Timer (WDT) with on-chip low power RC oscillator for reliable operation
    • Fail-Safe clock monitor operation
    • Detects clock failure and switches to on-chip low power RC oscillator
    • Programmable code protection
    • In-Circuit Serial Programming™ (ICSP™)
    • DC to 40 MHz external clock input
    • 4 MHz-10 MHz oscillator input with PLL active (4x, 8x, 16x)
    • Programmable Brown-out Detection and Reset generation
    • Sleep, Idle and Alternate Clock modes for power management

So a cracking controller with a lot of features, so I decided to purchase a reasonably priced development board

Development Board

Here is the board I bought from Aliexpress

DsPIC 30F4011 Development Board

DsPIC 30F4011 Development Board

So as you can see it uses a DIL controller chip which is handily connected via a ZIF socket. This means you can easily program and experiment using this board and then swap the controller out to your own board if desired.

Here is a list of the resources on the board

  • Reset button.
  • 7.3728M External Crystal Oscillator
  • 2 push button switches which are connected to CN0 and INT1 respectively
  • Six LEDs that are connected to RE0-RE5 IO port.
  • ADC potentiometer.
  • Integrated USB serial port circuit, computer can also do UART communication experiment without serial port.
  • External 5V DC Power Supply Interface
  • ICSP programming simulation interface which you can use with a suitable programmer/debugger such as (PICKIT2 PICKIT3 ICD2 ICD3, etc.).
  • All I/O and pins are brought out to headers
  • DS18B20 temperature sensor interface
  • LCD1602 LCD Interface connector
  • LCD 12864 LCD Interface connector
  • OLED LCD fitted
  • CAN connector

Parts List

The board costs about $25

Description Link
DsPIC30F4011 Development Board DsPIC 30F4011 Development Board/dsPIC Experimental Board/System Board/


Datasheet – http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/70135G.pdf



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