Microchip Intros Infrastructure for dsPIC DSCs

May 03, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ), a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced a range of 19 new tools and application aids to enhance the development environment for its dsPIC® 16-bit, Digital Signal Controller (DSC) architecture.

The software development tools include the MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment, which now includes support for the dsPIC DSC. The MPLAB In-Circuit Debugger 2 and device programmer also now support the dsPIC DSC architecture. The tools are the platform for all of Microchip's microcontrollers and DSCs. Additional essential software tools include the MPLAB Visual Device Initializer, as well as three Real Time Operating Systems from CMX. The application development tools also include the digital filter design and its companion dsPICworks™ Visual Algorithm Analyzer.

"Microchip is committed to making our customers' development as easy and as efficient as possible. We don't just offer silicon devices, we offer extensive development support to make the transition to the dsPIC DSC solution quick and straightforward," said Sumit Mitra, vice president of the DSC Division at Microchip. "We want our customers to have the best of both worlds, microcontroller and digital signal processor, by providing one single-chip solution."