Microchip Technology Inc., announced the availability of a Microchip dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controller (DSC)-based development kit. The Digilent® Cerebot™ MC7 Development Kit addresses the growing interest in embedded motor control from the academic and hobbyist markets, and is ideal for learning about microcontrollers and solving real problems. The kit includes a demonstration board that provides four half-bridge circuits, eight RC servo motor connectors, the ability to use Digilent Pmod™ peripheral modules, and an integrated programming/debugging circuit that is compatible with the free MPLAB® IDE. Example applications include university embedded-systems and communications classes, senior capstone projects, and numerous other academic and hobbyist projects.
A video demo of the kit can be viewed on YouTube (link below).
The Cerebot MC7 board features four half-bridge circuits that are rated for 24 V at up to