The Cerebot MC7 board is a microcontroller development board based on a Microchip® dsPIC 16-bit Digital Signal Controller.
The Cerebot MC7 is primarily intended to be used as a controller for electro-mechanical devices such as DC motors. The microcontroller used, a dsPIC33FJ128MC706A, is a member of a dsPIC family optimized for motor control applications.
The Cerebot MC7 provides four half-bridge circuits that are rated for 24V at up to 5A. Each of these half-bridge circuits is connected to the dsPIC A/D converter to measure voltage and current for closed loop feedback control. These half-bridges can be used to control two brushed DC motors, two bi-polar stepper motors, one brushless DC motor, one uni-polar stepper motor. In addition, the board can be used to implement controllers for switched DC-DC converters.
The Cerebot MC7 works with the Microchip MPLAB® development environment and provides built in programming and debugging support within the MPLAB IDE.
Processor/IC: Microchip dsPIC33 digital signal controller (dsPIC33FJ128MC706A)
- 2 x 12-pin Pmod headers
- 1 x 6-pin Pmod header
- 1 x USB port for programming / debugging
- 1 x CAN port
- 2 x I2C daisy chain connectors
- 8 x RC servo connectors
Programming: Program using MPLAB via on-board programming circuit
- Microchip dsPIC33 digital signal controller (dsPIC33FJ128MC706A)
- Four 24V/5A half-bridge circuits with current and voltage feedback and provision for over-current interrupt
- Power supply voltage up to 24V
- 5V/4A switching power supply
- Integrated programming/debugging circuit
- One CAN network interface
- Three Pmod connectors for Digilent Pmod peripheral modules
- Eight RC servo connectors
- Two I2C daisy chain connectors