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Connectivity for PIC24 MCU & dsPIC® DSC Families Microchip offers support for a variety of wired and wireless communication protocols, including peripheral devices and solutions that are integrated with a microcontroller or digital signal controller. Many of these communication libraries are integrated into the Microchip Libraries for Applications (MLA) which can be downloaded at www.microchip.com/MLA. This includes software libraries, drivers and demo code. Additional software libraries are listed at www.microchip.com/libraries. USB There are many PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC families with integrated USB which include support for device, host and On-The-Go functionality. These products are supported by the PIC24F Starter Kit (DM240011), dsPIC DSC USB Starter Kit (DM330012) as well as the Explorer 16 Board (DM240001) with USB PICtail Plus Daughter Card (AC164131) and one of the USB Processor Plug-In Modules (PIMs). Microchip’s free USB framework includes USB software libraries as well as a comprehensive set of host and device drivers including Human Interface Device (HID) class for user interfaces, and Mass Storage Device (MSD) class for memory devices as well as CDC, PHDC, custom, audio, printer and demo code including thumb drive bootloader, and printer host. The USB libraries, drivers and demo code are all available with the MLA download. Ethernet Applications using PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC products often need to connect to the internet via wired or wireless capability. Any of our PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC products can easily be matched with the ENC624J600 100Mbps Ethernet MAC/PHY controller to add Ethernet connection. An Ethernet PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC164132) is available to plug into the Explorer 16 (DM240001) for developing embedded Ethernet applications. Microchip’s free TCP/IP stack is also available as part of the MLA and includes modular protocol services for standard TCP/IP-based applications such as HTTP server or FTP server, and includes support for SSL, DNS, TCP and UDP. 16-bit Embedded Control Solutions IrDA The IrDA standard is an inexpensive method for providing wireless point-to-point communication. Microchip’s free IrDA stack is available to support 16-bit MCUs with integrated IrDA support, enabling a cost effective wireless connection with plenty of computing power left for other tasks. CAN & LIN Many of the dsPIC DSCs and PIC24 products include integrated CAN functionality which is ideal for applications requiring robust communications with a high-speed, reliable industry standard protocol. Vector CANbedded™ and osCAN™ development solutions support PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC products with embedded CAN Controllers. LIN support is integrated into many products for low-cost, single-wire serial communication for automotive applications. A CAN/LIN PICtail Plus Daughter Board (AC164130-2) is available to plug into the Explorer 16 (DM240001) for developing embedded CAN or LIN applications. This must be used with a processor Plug-In Module (PIM) for a compatible PIC24 MCU or dsPIC DSC product. Wireless Microchip offers a wide range of wireless modules ranging from Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and various Personal Area Networks. These fully-certified surface mount modules allow designers to quickly and seamlessly add wireless connectivity to their applications. For wireless sensors and other battery operated applications, the XLP PIC24 MCUs are an ideal companion to the Microchip wireless modules to run the protocol stacks and offer very long battery life. Stacks for these wireless protocols are available for the PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC families including: Embedded Wi-Fi, ZigBee and MiWi wireless networking protocol. www.microchip.com/connectivity MiWi™ Ethernet CAN


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